WFEL will supply the Irish Armed Forces with a beam bridging system

The Irish Defense Forces have reward WFEL a contract for the construction of a 31 meter (100 ft) double-deck Medium Girder Bridge (MGB) system and accompanying handrails.

The UK-based tactical gear developer will also provide comprehensive support and training for the system.

The bridge platform can be installed in various configurations, making it adaptable to military operations, disaster relief and emergencies. It also provides operability with other MGB systems of any age.

The MGB will be delivered by the end of 2022 to the Irish Corps of Engineers, a branch responsible for combat engineering and service construction.

‘Versatile and modular bridge system’

The Irish Defense Forces have known the MGB since the late 1970s.

“As long-time users of the medium girder bridge system, we are already aware of its many benefits,” said the Colonel, Director of Engineering for the Irish Defense Force. Damien McEvoy said.

“By updating our bridging assets with the latest version of the MGB, we will continue to be equipped with the most versatile modular bridging system available, enabling our engineering division to respond quickly to situations on and off the battlefield. .”

“The lightness of the MGB system is particularly important to us, not only to reduce transport weight, but also to allow the bridge components to be handled by our troops without the need for mechanical aids,” he said. for follow-up.

MGB system from WFEL

WFEL has supplied more than 500 MGB systems to international forces, according to the firm. Many NATO members have adopted the platform for operations around the world.

“We are seeing increased interest in our MGB bridging systems around the world, due to their modular and versatile nature, as forces around the world recognize the need for rapid gap-closing capability to ensure unrestricted maneuvering. for vehicles up to 70 tonnes.” Director of Business Development WFEL Tom Winney said.