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Dubai Police Training to Use Hoverbike Flying Motorcycles

November 08, 2018  | 

 

Police officers in Dubai are training on flying hoverbikes with four propellers to help them fight crime from the skies. 

Police believe the S3 2019 hoverbike, designed by Hoversurf of California, will help them reach hard-to-access areas when they respond to emergencies.   

The hoverbikes will be in action by 2020 with two crews already learning how to pilot them. 

"Currently we have two crews already training and we're increasing the number," said Khalid Nasser Alrazooqi of Dubai Police.  

The machines reportedly sell for $150,000 each.

The 253-pound, battery-powered hoverbike can fly for up to 40 minutes before it will need recharging. Top speed is 60 mph and it can fly as high as 16 feet off the ground, the Daily Mail reports.


Comments (4)

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HRPufnstuf @ 11/8/2018 4:44 PM

Well that should help them catch criminals. Fast? Nope. 60 MPH can't catch a car. Fly over a building to cut a criminal off? Nope. 16 Ft. max height. Sneak up on them? Nope. Louder than a Harley. Sounds (literally) useless to me.

DEPUTYJJG @ 11/8/2018 4:46 PM

I hope none of the officers fall into those spinning blades. That would make for a bad day.

Donnie @ 11/9/2018 12:44 AM

I've got to get me one of these!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Samuel Green @ 11/11/2018 10:59 AM

In the Army I was a flight engineer on a CH-47, I was given special hazard pay.

I cannot imagine what could go wrong with a policeman sitting above four counter-rotating, unducted, open rotor blades.

Not to mention the dangers this pose to anything in proximity to it. Mark my words, using this design will not end well.

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