The Ultra Heavy-Lift Amphibious Connector (UHAC) begins to rotate on the beach. The possible hovercraft replacement, is able to insert Marines in areas where current technology wouldn’t be able to take them. Watch the video…
The UHAC made tests at Marine Corps Training Area Bellows on Oahu, Hawaii, July 9, during a Marine Corps Advanced Warfighting Experiment.
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 AWE is the culmination of a decade of progressive experimentation conducted by the Marine Corps Warfighting Lab (MCWL) where they are testing potential future technologies, solutions and concepts to future Marine Air Ground Task Force challenges.
The AWE is taking part during the Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) Exercise 2014.