British Special Forces have adopted an electric motorcycle developed in Israel. They say it’s the future of combat.
By World Israel News Staff
British Special Forces have adopted an electric motorcycle developed in Israel, Israel Hayom reported on Sunday.
The motorcycles can reach speeds of 50 kilometers/hour (30 mph) and can be dropped from a plane. They operate on electricity and make no sound.
The motorcycles can also carry equipment for troops, Israel Hayom reports.
In a recent exercise, the British Army parachuted the motorcycles from a helicopter together with soldiers who ten traveled on the vehicles 10 miles in silence to the target.
Generals observing the exercise were taken with the technology and potential of the motorcycles and said that it marked the future generation of the world of combat, the paper reported.
“There is a quiet, environmentally friendly tool that allows quiet access to a distant target and to attack it quickly,” said a senior army official, reported Israel Hayom.