ATASD had been patented in US as an invention. Patent number: US10259441B2https://patents.google.com/patent/US10259441B2/Flexible spring-bending round tubing frame
of ATASD is the main invented and patented feature. It has an unbeatable advantage over the solid hull by stretching stress loads and overloads across all frame structure. This is an essential feature for the amphibious vehicle working in the severe environment full of debris and obstacles. Together with 3 inflatable flexible skegs it provides perfect shock absorbing and makes the ride of ATASD vehicle very comfortable and not traumatically shaky for the pilot and passengers on board of ATASD at any speeds and over any surface. Inflatable skegs minimize as well the possibility of injury to people in the water compared with the aluminum hull of rigid inflatable or the composite hull of boats, airboats and hovercrafts.
In 2016 ATASD had been nominated by Canadian organizations to be the best Canadian innovation of the year. It had been also qualified and approved by Government Canada BCIP (Build in Canada Innovation Program) for operating by Canadian Army.
In 2019 Royal Canadian Navy (RCN) had received 3 ATASD vehicles with all required modifications for testing and evaluating in Arctic.