We told you the Marines are conducting experiments with a futuristic landing craft prototype called the Ultra Heavy Lift Amphibious Connector. Now, watch it in action.
In this demonstration video supplied by the company Navatek, half-size and quarter-size versions of the UHAC (which is big enough to carry 3 tanks at full size) conduct impressive maneuvers. The prototypes climb sea walls, launch directly into the water over berms, and maneuver through choppy seas at speeds of up to 10 knots.
Officials with the Marine Corps Warfighting Lab were in Hawaii earlier this month to conduct experiments with the UHAC much like the ones depicted in the video.
The UHAC will also be put through its paces at the Rim of the Pacific exercise this summer.