It may be a concept for now, but DARPA has actually $64.1-million program “to develop a flying armoured vehicle that can carry four servicemen or women.” This particular vehicle uses composite armour to protect crew from gunfire, IED blasts and missiles [and] would be able to travel 280 miles by land or in the air.” Click here for the first picture in the gallery.

It could take-off and land vertically – like the Royal Navy’s Harrier jump jets – to increase access to rugged terrain.Fitted with automatic flight controls, it could be flown by someone who was not a qualified pilot – increasing its flexibility.

[via DailyMail]

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