OTTER is a bridge and ferry system designed for safe and fast transport of combat and logistic military vehicles across the wet during river crossing operations.
OTTER system can also be used in natural disasters such as floods.
Being the only 8x8 vehicle in its class in the market today, the OTTER has unprecedented redundancy, operational capability in soft soil, cross-country mobility and amphibious performance.
Exceptional road and off-road performance with its all-wheel 8x8 driveline with central tire inflation and adjustable ride height control features provides an incomparable off-road driving performance and speed especially on loose, muddy and rough terrains. The ability to operate in soft soils allows for significantly less preparation on riverbanks for water entrance and exit. The all-wheel-steering feature minimizes the vehicle’s turning radius. The vertical obstacle and trench crossing capabilities are also superior due to the shorter distance between axles in 8x8 concept. Moreover, 8x8 driveline with maximum axle load of around 9 tons has significantly low ground pressure and provides longer wheel life due to less wear. The OTTER can achieve up to 60% gradient and 30% side slopes.
360° manoeuvres with in high river currents The OTTER system has two water pump jets that provides advanced water operation capability enables the vehicle to demonstrate 360° manoeuvres within high river currents such as pivot turns and side moves. Axles are retractable for water operations to decrease water drag.
SINGLE OTTER FERRY MODE / MLC 21 T
As its ferry role, a single OTTER system can transport MLC 21 tracked vehicles.
2 OTTER FERRY MODE / MLC 85 T
Two OTTER systems can be coupled together pontoon to pontoon and can transport a MLC85 T vehicle.
3 OTTER FERRY MODE / MLC 120 W
By coupling three systems ramp to ramp, up to MLC120 W vehicle can be transported over a wet gaps.
100 M BRIDGE CONFIGURATION WITH 8 OTTER / MLC 85 T & MLC 120 W
As well as its role as a ferry,
8 each OTTER systems can be combined together ramp to ramp to construct a 100 m long bridge which is capable of carrying MLC85 T & MLC120 W vehicles. For specific missions, numerous OTTERs can be coupled together to cross wider distances.
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