Round two of the flying tests has purportedly just begun, with pre-orders open and 70% of the company’s focus being to get it in the air and into the hands of the US Department of Defence (Not the one with the Justice League, the other one).
“the Speeder is one of the top candidates for the US Air Force’s AFWERX High-Speed VTOL program,” comments the report.
“While the jetpack business continues to progress, with some fun developments in the pipeline, the company’s now devoting about 70 percent of its time and energy to its Speeder Air Utility Vehicle.”
Curious what this sky-born scoot will give us when it comes to specs?
“The Speeder will be a totally unique and modular aircraft capable of extremely high speeds, over distances potentially as high as 1,000 miles. It can be configured as a manned flying motorcycle, an unmanned ultra-fast cargo drone, a firefighting platform, or potentially even a manned “Pocket F-35” capable of approaching the speed of sound.”
“It can fly as a jet-powered quadcopter, or clip on detachable wings for high-speed, long-range missions.”
With the versatility of something like this small-capacity aero-machine setting sky-high expectations in both the government and the community proper, we will be excited to see what JetPack Aviation churns out in the coming months.
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