British military bridge builder WFEL – who supply the Australian Army – will showcase its military bridging systems at major military expo DSEI London in September.
CAPTION: A Boxer-based bridge layer by KMW in collaboration with British military bridge builder WFEL. Image supplied.
One very interesting highlight will be the unveiling of a Boxer bridge-layer featured for the first time as a new collaboration between WFEL and its parent company KMW.
WFEL’s rapidly deployable military bridging systems are increasingly called upon for deployment to provide emergency temporary infrastructure during natural disasters, as recently as in disaster-relief operations following severe flooding in Europe in July.
The new Boxer bridge module can deploy two types of bridge – a heavy variant which spans 14 metres and can carry 80 tons and a longer version of 22 metres, certified for 50 tons.
WFEL will discuss its range of rapidly deployable bridging systems at DSEI London next week alongside KMW.
WFEL’s DSB Dry Support Bridge and the MGB Medium Girder Bridge are already held in inventory by many militaries worldwide.
At 120 Military Load Classification (MLC), the DSB can get traffic and supplies moving over a 46-metre gap in less than 90 minutes using just eight soldiers and a single launch vehicle – crucial in rapidly escalating combat, homeland defence or disaster-relief scenarios.