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WFEL receives US Army DSB order

26th September 2017 - 08:09 GMT | by The Shephard News Team

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WFEL has signed a contract to deliver an additional four Dry Support Bridging (DSB) systems to the US Army, the company announced on 21 September.

The contract follows an agreement under which WFEL is delivering DSB upgrades worth £30 million for several of the US Army’s existing DSBs.

The latest contract brings the US military’s stockholding of DSBs up to a total of 112 systems.

The DSB is designed to provide temporary infrastructure in combat situations and in the event of natural disasters. It can be deployed to span a 46m gap within 90 minutes by an eight-member crew.

The bridge - which is capable of carrying over 120 tonnes - includes a fatigue monitoring system which aids the user to determine the bridge’s shelf life, while the launching system’s built-in test equipment gives live system status and diagnostics.

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