The AAAB System is a bridge and ferry system designed for Turkish Armed Forces’ for fast and safe transport of land vehicles through the rivers in the battlefield. With its diesel engine, automatic transmission, pneumatic suspension and hydraulic brake system, the AAAB system can climb up to 50% gradient and move on 30% side slope. The system, different from the similar systems in the market, has an 8x8 drive system with a central tire inflation system.
The AAAB system has two water pump jets that provide the water operations and 360° movements in the water. The system can operate in water currents up to 2.5 m/s.
As a ferry, the AAAB system can transport a MLC 21 tracked vehicle. By deploying the ramps, which are carried by a hydraulic crane, and joining two systems, a MLC70 T vehicle can be transported. By coupling three systems from ramp to ramp a MLC100 W vehicle can be transported through a river. As well as the role as a ferry, 12 AAB systems can be coupled and constructed as a 150 m long bridge for crossing of vehicles up to MLC100 W. More vehicles can be coupled depending on the requirement.
For the safety issues, AAAB system has a self recovery winch, an automatic fire suppression system, a fixed fire extinguishing system, portable fire extinguishers, and positive pressure NBC system. The AAAB system has some additional standard specifications among its kind. It can carry 4 ramps on a single system. AAAB system has also standard anchoring system (both emergency and land anchoring systems), ballistic protection, and easy fault detection with CAN system.
AAAB Technical Specifications
|Engine||522 hp (390 Kw) Diesel|
|Transmision||Fully Automatic 6 Forward 1 Reverse|
|Pump Jets||2x 131 Kw|
|Power Pack Compliant with NATO Single Fuel Concept||Aviation F34 Fuel, JP8|
|Number of Axles||4|
|Suspension||Double Wishbone, Independent, Air Suspension|
|Batteries||2 x 12 V, 120 Ah (C20)|
|Alternators||Brushless, Self Excite 2x140 A|
|Service||Hydraulic with ABS at Each Wheel|
|Parking||Integral to Driveline, Spring Activated, Hydraulically Released|
|Tire Type||Heavy Duty 16.00, R20 with Run Flat|
|Max. Road Speed||50 km/h|
|Swimming (Loaded)||10 km/h (with 2 ea Pump Jets)|
|Vertical Obstacle||0.50 m|
|Turning Radius||12 m (Centerline)|
|2 Bay Ferry Payload (Max Single Load)||MLC 70 (Tracked)|
|3 Bay Ferry Payload (Max Single Load)||MLC 100 (Wheeled)|
|Bridge Payload (Max Single Load)||MLC 70 (Tracked) & MLC 100 (Wheeled)|
|Vehicle Classification||MLC 36|
|Ground Clearance||0 to 65cm (Adjustable)|