Dubai police adds flying motorbikes to list of smart gadgets

The single-seater relies on four propellers to fly, can travel up to 40mph (64.4kmh) for a maximum of 25 minutes, and can carry a weight of 600lbs (272kg).
The single-seater relies on four propellers to fly, can travel up to 40mph (64.4kmh) for a maximum of 25 minutes, and can carry a weight of 600lbs (272kg). PHOTO: SCREENGRAB FROM YOUTUBE

DUBAI - Criminals in Dubai will soon have nowhere to hide. Not even in the sky.

The Dubai police have decided to add to their impressive fleet of high technology gadgets which already includes Lamborghini patrol cars and RoboCops, something which is essentially a flying motorbike, reported CNN.

Called the Scorpion, the vehicles were designed by Russian firm Hoversurf.

The single-seater relies on four propellers to fly, can travel up to 40mph (64.4kmh) for a maximum of 25 minutes, and can carry a weight of 600lbs (272kg).

The Dubai police decided on the addition as part of the force's "smart city" plans, according to CNN.

The Scorpion was unveiled at Dubai's Gitex Technology show which took place from Oct 8 - 12.

According to a Facebook post by Hoversurf CEO Alexander Atamanov on Oct 10, the company signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the Dubai police, with the permission to mass produce the vehicle there.