DARPA has been working on TEMP (Tactically Expandable Maritime Platform) program with an ambition of developing technologies for sea and air deliveries during the times of disasters to make things easy for relief agencies.
Their CAAT (Captive Air Amphibious Transporters) is a monstrous machine of four tons that can travel on the water to carry the containers from offshore locations to the onshore ones. The air filled pontoons make the CAAT’s on-water travel easy without a tad of fear of sinking.
The video above, as you must have seen, demos a man weighing 170 LBS is half sunk in the mud whereas DARPA’s demonstrator does not feel shy of its mission.
CAAT is one of the four modular systems the Pentagon’s agency has developed, and all of these systems “are transportable using standard 20-foot or 40-foot commercial shipping containers.”
The US Navy and Marines must thank to the Office of Naval Research, alongside DARPA, to keep their butts saved from being wet in future.