It’s time to supply our Special Forces operators with a stealth motorcycle. That’s the opinion of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), which has tasked a San Francisco-based company with fulfilling the need.
Logos Technologies has received a grant from DARPA to develop a “military-use hybrid-electric motorcycle with near-silent capability,” the international defense website Defence Talk reported.
When it’s ready to deploy, the stealth motorcycle will be tasked with taking small teams of elite troops long distances over difficult terrain.
Logos Technologies plans to deliver a “quieted, all-wheel-drive capability at extended range in a lightweight, rugged, single-track vehicle could support the successful operations of U.S. expeditionary and special forces in extreme terrain conditions and contested environments,” said Wade Pulliam, manager of advanced concepts at the company, told Defence Talk.
“With a growing need to operate small units far from logistical support, the military may increasingly rely on adaptable, efficient technologies like this hybrid-electric motorcycle,” he added.