Apr 30, 2020

Air Force Wants 30 Flying Cars in the Next 10 Years

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“Most of the vendors have a plan to have a pilot as well as autonomous operations,” he added.

“Since we have put our hand up and said, ‘We want to accelerate this market so that it’s dual-use, the military wants to buy the exact same vehicle that would be available domestically,’ companies have shared with us privately that they have seen the amount of investment given by venture capitalists go up,” Roper said. “And they expect that that will continue the further we go through the door on competition.”

The Air Force plans to request funding for flying car research in the fiscal 2022 budget request, in addition to the research funding the service already set aside for the experiment, he said.

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