US Marine’s UHAC Is a Hybrid Between a Tank & a Boat

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The Ultra Heavy-Lift Amphibious Connector is being developed as an option to replace the Landing Craft Air Cushioned (LCAC) Hovercraft.Lt. Col. Don Gordon, the current technology officer at MCWL, said the UHAC is one of those experimental technologies that displays a possible capability of being able to insert Marines in areas where current technology wouldn’t be able to insert them based on current systems that are fielded.

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The UHAC prototype is a ship-to-shore connector and is half the size of the intended machine. Currently, the UHAC travels at four knots using a track system with floatation-like pads that propels itself through different terrain.

The UHAC is an experimental vehicle that showcases a possible capability of being able to take Marines to areas where current technology wouldn’t be able to insert them.

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The prototype is a ship-to-shore connector and is only half the size of the intended machine that will eventually replace the Landing Craft Air Cushioned (LCAC) Hovercraft.The UHAC travels at four knots using a track system with flotation-like pads that propels itself through different terrain.

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