An innovative new Hoverbike is currently making its way across the country. And stakeholders and other community members are taking notice. On 15-17 March, a full-scale demonstration version of the vehicle gained much attention as one of the Army’s featured displays at the annual Association of the U.S. Army (AUSA) Global Force Symposium & Exposition held in Huntsville, AL. In support of the U.S. Army Armament Research, Development and Engineering Center (ARDEC), the Hoverbike is being collaboratively developed by Malloy Aeronautics and SURVICE under contract with the U.S. Army Research Laboratory. It is one of the leading concepts for the Army’s Picatinny Pallet Sustainment Aerial Mobility Vehicle (SAMV). The Picatinny Pallet is intended to support unmanned assured logistics resupply by providing an affordable, modular aerial platform organic to traditional ground-based units.
Other planned stops on the Hoverbike tour include Fort Benning, GA; Fort Bragg, NC; Quantico, VA; and Fort Lee, VA.