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UK orders deployable modular bridges

12th October 2020 - 14:28 GMT | by The Shephard News Team

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UK MoD requires a versatile, deployable solution to meet the requirements of its future integrated operating concept.

Following a review of UK modular gap-crossing capabilities, the MoD has awarded WFEL a contract worth more than £46 million ($60 million) to provide 17 sets of its Medium Girder Bridges (MGBs).

The contract will be fulfilled by December 2025 with the first two bridging sets delivered to the UK MoD by December 2021, WEFL noted in a 12 October statement.

The bridging systems will be deployed by the Royal Engineers and are available for use in both military and emergency disaster relief missions. The MoD required a versatile, deployable solution to meet the requirements of its future integrated operating concept.

Shephard Defence Insight describes the MGB as a modular, two-girder bridging system, with deck units providing a 4m wide roadway and optional walkway. The basic building units consist of seven light alloy components. Two of the units require six personnel to lift them while the other structural units each require four personnel.

The MGB sets in the latest contract can be configured flexibly; examples include concurrent deployment of a 31m double-storey and a five-bay single-storey bridge.

‘The MGB will provide lightweight medium gap capability to Very High Readiness forces and will form a significant element of the [British Army] Strike Brigade’s manoeuvre support capability,’ said Maj Tom Exelby of the Royal Engineers.

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