Saturday, April 19, 2014

Pentagon Wants Stealth Motorcycles For Special Ops Teams

The Logos Technologies project is based on BRD’s RedShift MX, which retails for $15,000. Photo: BRD

The Silent Hybrid Motorcycles the Pentagon Will Use for Stealth Raids -- Danger Room

Special Forces teams are all about silently penetrating remote areas and executing complex, lightning-fast raids. Now DARPA is developing a new vehicle to soundlessly race commandoes to their missions: stealthy, hybrid-powered motorcycles.

The idea is to develop a hybrid power system that relies on both electric and gas power, allowing special ops to go off-road and zip past enemy forces with the silence of an electric engine, while also being able to handle extended missions and higher speeds with a supplemental gas tank.

In February, DARPA awarded Logos Technologies a $100,000, six-month Phase I Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) contract for a preliminary design to see just how viable the project is.

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