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German Army engineers receive first Leguan AVLBs

17 January 2019

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.

German Army engineers received their first two Leguan AVLBs in December 2018. (Bundeswehr/André Burdich)German Army engineers received their first two Leguan AVLBs in December 2018. (Bundeswehr/André Burdich)

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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