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The Norwegian Procurement Agency (NDMA) and Krauss-Maffei Wegmann have signed a contract for the purchase of six Iguana bridge-layers on Leopard 2 chassis. The contract is worth 49 million euros. In addition to the chassis are also a training simulator and a peripheral part of the package procurement project. Delivery will start in the summer 2022nd

The bridge system iguana Krauss-Maffei Wegmann carrying vehicles of category MLC80 and thus not only offers sufficient capacity for the imported systems, but also for future systems allied forces, as expected, for example, as part of the Very High Readiness Joint Task Force (VJTF) become.

The Iguana bridge layers can route a bridge of 26 meters or two bridges of 14 meters in length. To overcome major obstacle widths overlapped transfers are possible. The new system is - based on the chassis of the Leopard 2 - consistently adapted to today's needs for global use and allows the laying and taking up of bridges under armor protection. The equipment with day and night vision optics and laser rangefinder meets one of the conditions for the time of day independent use of the system.

The vehicle has a frontal ballistic protection and mine protection at a high level. The total protection benefits from a

Leguan Gefechtsfeldbrücken für Norwegen
Photo: KMW


Bulkhead with door that separates the room the team Wannenbug from the hydraulic in the equipment room. a lafettiertes machine gun is used in self-defense.

The Bundeswehr has ordered 2,016 Seven Bridge Systems overlooking the VJTF in October, which should be delivered to the 2021st A detection and Ausbildungsdemonstrator is subjected since July 2018 in the training center of the pioneers in Ingolstadt integrated verification. The program is on schedule.

Judith Kiene / Gerhard Heiming