US military commanders are considering procuring flying cars to transport troops around the battlefield.
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The vehicle would function just like a big four-wheel-drive Humvee when on the ground.
But it would also be able to take off like a helicopter and fly away from trouble or to avoid enemy road blocks.
Part of the American research and development money, worth £41 million and led by American defence and aerospace firm AAI, has gone to US firm Terrafugia which is already developing the world’s first flying production car.