.. Iran reveals hybrid flying boat squadron - The Economic Times: "MELBOURNE: Two major superpowers - US and Iran - have been involved in building flying hybrid vehicles presumably for patrol and reconnaissance.
While US is close to unveiling a helicopter-Humvee, Iran reportedly already has several squadrons of small reconnaissance boat-planes called Bavar 2.
Both are designed to move between air and ground or water as easily as possible.
The basic functionality of the US vehicle seems to be that it is a Humvee with Vertical Take-Off and Landing (VTOL) capabilities.
The 'flying boat' is intended to be used for both patrol and reconnaissance, and is apparently able to evade radar, presumably by flying at low altitudes."