The German Army announced on its website on 14 January that its engineers received their first armoured vehicle-launched bridges (AVLBs) at the end of December.
Panzerpionierbatallion (Armoured Engineer Battalion) 130, based in Minden, received two Leguans. The unit belongs to Panzerlehrbrigade (Armour Demonstration Brigade) 9, which leads the NATO Response Force Very High Readiness Joint Task Force Land (VJTF[L]) in 2019.
Panzerpionierbataillon 130 commander Lieutenant Colonel Helge Lammerschmidt said the Leguan, with Military Load Classification (MLC) 80, is replacing the battalion's Biber AVLB, the MLC 60 of which “is no longer sufficient”.
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