The TOAD or Tactical Operative Amphibious Drive is a four-wheel vehicle fabricated using locally-available materials such as stainless steel and aluminum. This can be used in emergency response operations specifically in areas submerged in flood.
In addition, this vehicle is durable, rust-resistant and maneuverable in open water navigation. The project is designed and developed by BatStateU researchers, funded by DOST-PCIEERD and completed in December 2015. It was recognized by different government agencies and featured in various news platforms.
TOAD is a recipient of the National Gawad Kalasag Award by the Office of Civil Defense - National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (OCD-NDRRMC).