GDELS – RMMV | Unveil the Anaconda bridging system mounted on HX2 Truck
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Published on 05/09/2023 at 11:30

General Dynamics European Land Systems (GDELS) and Rheinmetall MAN Military Vehicles (RMMV) have unveiled the Anaconda tactical bridge-laying system mounted on a high-mobility 8×8 HX2 carrier vehicle. 

The system was displayed at the 5th User Forum Armament and Utilization conference, held on August 30-31 in Koblenz, Germany.

According to the manufacturers, the bridge, the laying mechanism and the vehicle together provide a dry-gap bridge capability for medium- and heavyweight forces. The Anaconda is the latest version of the well-known BIBER (‘Beaver’) bridge of GDELS, over 300 of which have been built for the Bundeswehr, Germany’s NATO partners, and other export customers.

The system in question, which can span gaps of up to 22 m, is certified for payloads of MLC 80+, meaning that the latest and heaviest variants of NATO main battle tank can cross it.

Mounting this bridging system on Rheinmetall’s HX family of tactical trucks, in service with numerous Armed Forces and many NATO nations, provides substantial advantages regarding interoperability, training, service, and the supply of spare parts, contributing to the system’s low lifecycle costs.

RMMV’s HX family are among the world’s most widely used military trucks, over 16,000 of which are in service worldwide.

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