What happens when you combine an old ship and a truck? The UHAC of course, which stands for Ultra Heavy-Lift Amphibious Connector. Built to succeed hovercrafts, the final production UHAC will feature 2,500 square feet of parking space on the deck and be capable of carrying 150 tons of gear – 190 tons if modified with special upfitting. Continue reading for a video and more information.
Here’s what Captain James Pineiro, Ground Combat Element branch head for the Warfighting Lab’s Science and Technology Division, has to say: “At about a pound per square inch, the UHAC can cross mud flats and tidal marsh areas. And the tracks can crawl over a sea wall of up to 10 feet.”