DARPA introduced a prototype of a military motorcycle

24 Feb

DARPA introduced a prototype of a military motorcycle

During the Tampa Conference Special Operations Forces Industry Conference, DARPA showed the first two prototypes of a special-purpose military motorcycle. The unit is supposed to provide them with the ability to move quickly, but at the same time make it more difficult to detect.

The force of special units is a surprise attack, so they have to move very quietly so that the enemy can not detect them. They often have to travel long distances, so they need a fast means of transportation that would make it easy to reach their destination.

At the beginning of 2014, DARPA awarded a grant to build a military motorcycle that would be silent and let you beat any area in no time. After two years of design work, two prototypes are ready, presented at the Tampa Conference Special Operations Forces Industry Conference. The first of the machines developed by LSA Autonomy is called Nightmare and the other Night Hawk.

Both models go into the second phase of design, and although they appear to be like typical field bikes, painted only with matt paint, their capabilities are much greater. They are designed in such a way that they can burn different types of fuel and also have an electric drive. The latter is used for quiet mode, which can be used for short distances, allowing a completely silent ride.