The Pentagon's purveyor of far-out ideas wants a new breed of aircraft that's good at both hovering and high-speed cruising.
Terrafugia, a company focused on building practical flying cars, looks at developing a vertical takeoff and landing flying car.
Aside from being emission-free, the German-built Volocopter VC200 is a VTOL aircraft that aims to offer a calm and quiet ride.
A deal will pay giant military contractor Raytheon about $28 million to install the operating system on its vertical take off and landing (VTOL) drones.
Vertical takeoff and landing make it "runway independent," turbojet makes it one of fastest robo-jets ever.