Dubai police have announced they will soon have officers buzzing around the skies on Star Wars-style electric hoverbikes capable of speeds of up to 70 kilometres per hour.
The Hoversurf Scorpion was unveiled at the Gitex Technology Week conference.
The Russian-made craft can fly at a height of five metres and carry a police officer over congested traffic in emergency situations, First Sergeant Ali Ahmad Mohammad told Gulf News.
“The bike can also fly without a passenger and can go up to six kilometres,” he said.
“It can fly for 25 minutes and can carry up to 300kg of weight at a speed of 70kph.”
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