Hoverbikes For American Soldiers – level 3
British developers are working with American engineers to create a prototype hoverbike for the American Department of Defence.
The aircraft would replace many of the jobs a helicopter is currently used for, with the advantages being safety, price and running costs. It also has on-board sensors and autopilot features, which allow the hoverbike to act like a drone.
The US Department of Defence is interested in hoverbike technology because of its versatility – a hoverbike can be used to transport supplies, fly unmanned and operate as a surveillance platform. The American army will now develop it to use in search-and-rescue operations, medical emergency situations and to place cargo into confined spaces.
Difficult words: developer (a person who develops/creates something), prototype (the first version of something),versatility (the ability to be multifunctional), surveillance platform (something which can be used for watching people), confined (small or closed-in).
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