The OTTER System is an amphibious bridge and ferry system designed for rapid and safe wide wet gap crossing operations.
With its diesel engine, automatic transmission, pneumatic suspension and hydraulic brake system, the OTTER can climb up to 60% gradient and move on 30% side slopes. The features of the OTTER when compared with the similar systems are; 8×8 drive system with all wheel steering, 4ea ramp carrying capacity, ballistic protected crew cabin and positive pressure NBC protection system. The vehicle also has front and rear cameras to enhance situational awareness and adjustable ride height control suspension system which provides a better maneuverability in cross country.
The OTTER has two water pump jets that provides high maneuverability at water operations.
A single OTTER system in the ferry role can transport a MLC 21 tracked vehicle. MLC 85 T vehicles can be transported by combining 2 OTTER systems from their pontoons. MLC 120 W vehicles can be transported on rivers and lakes by coupling three OTTERs via the ramps deployed by its specially designed hydraulic crane.
A 150 m bridge that enables MLC 120 W and MLC 85 T vehicles to cross rivers can be formed by combining 12 OTTERs.
For specific missions numerous OTTERs can be coupled together to cross wider distances.
OTTER system is also fitted with a self-recovery winch, automatic fire suppression system, emergency anchor and easy fault detection with CAN-BUS system.
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