by Vicente Maranca

‘Black Knight’ Military Truck-Copter Takes First Tentative Flight

6 years ago | Posted in: Technology | 312 Views

It may not be particularly majestic, but the Black Knight combination ground vehicle and helicopter has gotten itself into the air. The experimental transport platform faces an uncertain future, but it’s fun to watch anyway.

Black Knight was originally designed for the Army, and later proposed for a Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) project aimed at creating “transforming” vehicles that could function both on the ground and in the air. The Defense Department later changed the focus of the program — meaning Black Knight would have to find funding elsewhere.see more


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