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(Photo: Advanced Tactics)

The US military would like to have a drone vehicle that can quickly evacuate wounded personnel from a battlefield. The Black Knight Transformer is the response of Advanced Tactics, a defense contractor, to that need.

The Black Knight can fly into dangerous areas using eight rotors and maneuver over rugged terrain if weather makes flight impossible. While on the ground, the helicopter blades fold in. Wounded soldiers can fit inside.

The US Marine Corps has its eyes on the Black Knight. It would like to have a drone that can carry cargo and the Black Knight may be up for the task.

Advanced Tactics, the developer, has already tested its ground capabilities. The company plans to test the flying capacity by the end of February.

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