French Iguana Pro amphibious boat enters in the military market
The French boats manufacturer Company Iguana enters in the military sector at BIDEC 2017, the Bahrain International Defence Exhibition and Conference with its Iguana Pro, a very unique amphibious boat with the capability to move on to land thanks to retractable tracks , allowing freedom to access any terrain along the coastline without compromising its water performance.
The unique amphibious capability of this boat opens a new era. Iguana Pro are fast and efficient boats riding at speeds up to 47 mph and have the capability to land. The singular mobility system is driving on a pair of rubber tracks enabling unparalleled adeptness on all terrains. By pressing a button, it only takes 8 seconds to shift the landing gear.
Built with sheer simplicity and fitted with the very last technology, the powertrain architecture is developed specifically to be both efficient and extremely resistant. Hydraulic propulsion combined with simple mechanisms provides long-term operation and easy maintenance.
The Iguana Pro design is based on a deep-V carbon fiber hull combined with shock mitigation construction allows operation safely in strong weather and breaking seas providing the stability and maneuverability to operate effectively in a hostile maritime environment.
The Iguana Pro could be the future solution of Special Forces units with a fast boat similar to standard Rigid Inflatable Boat (RIB) which can be used on the sea but also the land to perform landing operations.
Close view of tracked landing gear for land operations.
The Iguana Pro boat features Ullman Patrol Jockey Seats for operator and crew. The Ullman Patrol Seat is optimized for full comfort and safety during tactical operations in rough conditions over long periods of time.
All Ullman Jockey Seats are designed to protect the operator from injury. The seat design optimizes body posture while the spring unit and dampening system of the Ullman Semi Active Progressive Shock Mitigation System mitigates the potentially harmful forces that occur during high speed boat transits.
The Ullman Semi Active Progressive Shock Mitigation Systems, provides unsurpassed shock mitigation, allowing the human muscular reflex system to synergize with the mechanical suspension, resulting in mitigation of 76% of the shock force.