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Futuristic 'Hoverbike' to be developed in Harford County

Futuristic 'Hoverbike' to be developed in Harford County

Looking like something out of the Star Wars movie "Return of the Jedi," a Hoverbike may be much closer to reality. A Harford County defense firm is helping a British firm to develop a bike-like hovering craft for the U.S. Department of Defense, Maryland Lt. Governor Boyd Rutherford announced Tuesday at the Paris Air Show. The Hoverbike is a type of drone that could one day be flown manned or unmanned for military or civilian tasks. Belcamp-based SURVICE Engineering Co. is partnering with U.K.-based Malloy Aeronautics, an aeronautical engineering firm, to develop the craft as a reconnaissance vehicle under a research and development contract with the U.S. Army Research...