Floating bridges and route clearance UGV
CNIM designs and manufactures turnkey industrial solutions with high technological content for defence and cutting-edge industries.
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:
- 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