British Army Could Deploy Parachute Buggy to Fight Militants in Afghanistan

28 September 2010 (Last Updated September 28th, 2010 18:30)

The British Army's special forces regiment, the Special Air Service (SAS), has been testing parachute buggies in dummy runs to check if it could be used to attack militants in Afghanistan. The Rhino Air buggy must be launched from 8,000ft and can float 25 miles at about 10mph. The

The British Army's special forces regiment, the Special Air Service (SAS), has been testing parachute buggies in dummy runs to check if it could be used to attack militants in Afghanistan.

The Rhino Air buggy must be launched from 8,000ft and can float 25 miles at about 10mph.

The Rhino can be driven by two men out of a transport plane, who steer it in mid air onto the ground, and troops that operate on foot after landing behind enemy lines.

The buggy's design is based on a quad bike and can carry half a ton of kit, including ammunition and medical supplies, according to the Sun.