DSEI 2017

Cross the gap [DSEI17D4]

15 September 2017

Maintaining the speed of advance often requires crossing any obstacles such as small rivers in double-quick time.

Dutch company GXS Gap Crossing Systems (Stand S6-272) has just introduced an innovative assault bridge system for infantry and light vehicles.

Designed to fill the gap beneath heavy bridging equipment used by most forces, the manportable GXS system is lightweight, compact and deployable in less than 10 minutes. It can carry vehicles up to 5.6 tonnes in weight. This allows motorised infantry to maintain speed and achieve the element of surprise by covering terrain without undue delay.

According to the GXS team, the launch of the system created immediate interest from the Dutch Engineers and airmobile units, and resulted in requests for demonstrations in Italy, Denmark, Germany, the UK and several South American countries.

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