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Floating bridges and route clearance UGV

CNIM designs and manufactures turnkey industrial solutions with high technological content for defence and cutting-edge industries.

Z.I. Bregaillon,
83 500 La Seyne Sur Mer ,
MLC80 Crossing Bridge

CNIM is a system integrator of products with high technical requirements, which can be classified or classified. CNIM is also a leading industrial partner for designing, industrializing, manufacturing and qualifying large-scale parts with a very high level of precision.

CNIM is based at La Seyne-sur-mer (South of France), has 700 employees and generated sales of €96m in 2020.

The company has 2,900 employees in 15 countries and generated sales of €727m in 2015. 61.3% of sales are from exports.

In the field of defence, CNIM provides major state and industrial players, both in France and abroad, with high-performance systems for the following:

PFM (pont flottant motorisé) du 3eRG de Charleville- Mézières transportant un CAESAR du 1er RAMA sur l'Aisne à Rethel pendant l'exercice ''Marne 2014'' le 09 avril avec la 1re BM de Chalons en Champagne
  • Deterrence: nuclear submarine missile launcher tubes, Laser MégaJoule simulation programme
  • PFM : Motorized Floating Bridge
  • ROCUS: Route Clearance Systems

CNIM is a leader in the design and manufacture of fast deployment military bridges of all kinds, including assault, floating and logistic bridges and rafts.

Motorised floating bridge (PFM)

PFM is a bridging system providing continuous and discontinuous crossing of wet gap for class MLC 90T / 100 W, including main battle tanks, armored vehicles or civilian vehicles.

Extremely easy to use, this motorized floating bridge requires no additional equipment such as boats, cranes or earthmovers for its deployment.

A 100m-long bridge can be built in less than 30 minutes.

PFM exist in both ferry and bridge configuration, due to its modular, autonomous and motorized sections.

It is an all-in-one product with no limitations in bridge length.

The Motorized Floating Bridge has been in active service with the French army and several foreign armies, including the Swiss, Italian and Malaysian service for many years now.

ROCUS Route Clearance Unmanned System

ROCUS supports forces by drastically reducing their exposure to threats of improvised explosive devices (IEDs) and allowing them to carry out their mission. ROCUS ensures the safety of soldiers and the advance of convoys.

CNIM developed an Unmanned Ground Vehicle (UGV) for route clearance, based on the THeMIS platform (MILREM Robotics’).

ROCUS’ key advantages:

  • Unmanned > protect the soldiers
  • Remotely operated > can be operated under the protection of a vehicle
  • Tracked vehicle > highly mobile with low ground pressure
  • Hybrid design > reduced logistic footprint
  • Towable > easy to transport


High Performance Bridging System

The PTA provides the Land Forces with the best of class modular bridging capability for the crossing under combat conditions.

PTA Modular Assault Bridge

The PTA provides the Land Forces with the best of class modular bridging capability for the crossing under combat conditions.

CNIM launches new generation of Motorized Floating Bridges

Renowned for over 30 years for its expertise in the field of crossing systems, the CNIM Group presents its new Motorized Floating Bridge (PFM) concept. In response to new requirements expressed by various NATO countries to face current and future challenges, CNIM has developed a new-generation motorized floating bridge, available in the first half of 2021.

24 March 2021

CNIM to Attend EUROSATORY 2018

The CNIM Group will be at Eurosatory, the international land and airland defence and security exhibition, held in Paris on 11-15 June.

7 June 2018

CNIM and Bertin Technologies to Attend DSEI 2017

CNIM and Bertin Technologies will be attending this year's Defence and Security Equipment Industry (DSEI) event to showcase their defence and security industrial equipment range.

15 August 2017

CNIM to Exhibit at ADAS 2016

CNIM has the pleasure to inform you that we will be exhibiting at Asian Defence and Security (ADAS) 2016 from 28-30 September at the World Trade Centre, Metro Manila Philippines (WTCMM).

21 September 2016

CNIM’s Modular Assault Bridge for the French Army

CNIM (Constructions Industrielles de la Méditerranée) has been awarded a contract by DGA (Délégation Générale pour l’Armement) to supply the French Army with an assault bridge as a support of the MBT Leclerc. The contract includes both development and fabrication of 18 systems. The amount of t

30 September 2003


Z.I. Bregaillon
83 500 La Seyne Sur Mer

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