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DSEI 2021: Bridging module embodies rapid deployability

24th September 2021 - 11:45 GMT | by Samuel Beal

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WFEL bridge solution on a Boxer 8x8 vehicle. (Photo: Sam Beal)

A bridge mounted on a Boxer vehicle was one of the most prominent equipment displays at DSEI this year.

In co-operation with its parent company KMW, WFEL displayed the Boxer vehicle-based Rapidly Deployable Mobile Bridges concept for the first time during DSEI in London on 14-17 September.

The bridging concept can provide operational utility for armed forces in both military or disaster relief scenarios.

Two types of bridge can be deployed: a heavy variant spanning 14m that can carry 80t; and a longer 22m version certified for 50t.

The longer bridge is deployable in 6m while the shorter variant deploys in 4m, according to WFEL.

Rather than the traditional scissor-launch system on other platforms, the WFEL module deploys the

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