A vehicle that gives Turkish Armed Forces (TAF) units the ability to safely traverse rivers and streams and which is often likened to a “transformer”, the Otter continues to serve commendably as the very first indigenous design and development project of the Turkish defence sector. FNSS, the company that conducted the Otter’s project, and as one of the few companies boasting this type of vehicle in its product range, is aiming to begin exports of the vehicle in the coming period. Despite being a complex system composed of thousands of pieces, the Otter can be easily operated thanks to its straightforward interface. In water, it can be navigated with a joystick and can move 360 degrees in any direction. By linking 12 of the indigenously-designed Otters, a 150-metre bridge can be formed within 25 minutes, allowing vehicles to cross from one river bank to the other. As one of the fastest assault bridges in its class, the different sections of an Otter system can disconnect from one another within five to six minutes and move ashore un their own power.