DARPA Captive Air Amphibious Transporters

The Captive Air Amphibious Transporters (CAAT) has air-filled pontoons on a tank tread-like design, enabling them to carry containers over water and directly onto shore. Have a look at the video…



The testing of a 1/5 scale demonstrator is part of DARPA’s Tactically Expandable Maritime Platform (TEMP) (http://go.usa.gov/vF3) program, which seeks new sea and air delivery systems to enable direct support to disaster zones from offshore container ships.

via popsci