05 Feb '18, 10am

General Dynamics to provide improved ribbon bridge for Swedish Army

General Dynamics to provide improved ribbon bridge for Swedish Army

Improved ribbon bridge. Credit: General Dynamics Corporation The Swedish Defence Materiel Administration (FMV) has awarded a new contract to General Dynamics European Land Systems for the development and delivery of its improved ribbon bridge (IRB) for the Swedish Army. Capable of being operated both as a multi-bay ferry and a floating bridge, the new IRB offers wide wet gap-crossing capability for loads such as MLC80 tracked 96 wheeled and the Swedish Leopard 2 main battle tank. With the delivery of the first systems due in 2020, the IRB bridge bays will be transported on and launched from an existing and upgraded multipurpose truck. “Following several summer and winter trials, the bridge upgrade will help address the new requirements of the army’s vehicle fleet.” General Dynamics European Land Systems International Business and Services vice-president Dr Thomas Kauffmann...

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