General Dynamics European Land Systems

Tracked and Wheeled Vehicles, Bridges, and Artillery for Land Combat Systems

GDELS Infantry Assault Bridge

The Infantry Assault Bridge (IAB) is a lightweight foot bridge for infantry, airborne and special operation forces. The bridge modules are made of high-tensile aluminium extrusions and one complete bridge set is qualified to produce a clear span bridge up to 30m. Wet-gaps of differing lengths can also be crossed with the adaptation of floats.

IAB Unique Performance

  • Construction of a 30m bridge in approximately six minutes
  • Easy handling and operation due to robust and simple design
  • Transport of complete bridge set by light truck: single modules can be hand carried
  • Air-transportable by helicopter or fixed-wing aircraft

IAB Bridge Set

Considered as one transport unit, an IAB bridge set consists of the following components:

  • Seven bridge modules and one float
  • One assembly / disassembly support roller
  • One transport and protection pallet
  • Two stretcher adapters
  • One bridge assembly and anchoring kit

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