12th December 2013
Land 155 contender, WFEL has today signed a contract with the Swiss for the manufacture and delivery of a further 10 of their Dry Support Bridges (DSB).
This contract set to expand the already established DSB fleet Switzerland purchased back in 2011 with a £57M contract to enhance their humanitarian and military bridging capability.
This announcement closely follows WFELs impressive milestone of handing over the 100th Dry Support Bridge to the US DoD. The 100th DSB, WFEL's latest generation rapidly-depployable bridging system, has been supplied to the US since 2003. The latest delivery takes the value of DSBs ordered by the US to more that £450million.
The DSB is the longest unreinforced bridge of its kind in the world. The bridge is deployed from a launch vehicle to span gaps of up to 46 metres in less than 90 minutes by a team of eight, is capable of taking loads up to 120 tonnes and is used for a range of humanitarian and military operations.
WFEL supplies bridges to more than 40 different armed forces worldwide with Switzerland becoming the third nation to order the DSB after the USA and Turkey.
Owen International represents WFEL in Australia and New Zealand, for further information on the Dry Support Bridge please, contact us