It's official: The U.S. military <3s drones.
Whether it's on the land, in the sea, in the air; a really, really big drone or one that can launch from a submarine; the U.S. military definitely has a thing for drones. So what's next? How about a drone that drives and flies? Sure, why not?
Take a look at the Black Night Transformer, a remote controlled vehicle that has the off-road driving capabilities of a truck and the vertical take off and landing possibilities of a helicopter. The Black Night was built partially out of the military's desire for a "multi-mission medical and casualty evacuation unmanned air vehicle/unmanned ground vehicle," according to Popular Science.
The Black Night was developed by the El Segundo-based firm Advanced Tactics, which is still currently testing the helicopter's capabilities; it hopes to have all testing completed by the end of February.
Only then will we know for sure of the Black Night has a chance of joining the U.S. military's ever-increasing robo-arsenal.
This would be a vehicle that goes where manned-vehicles can't.