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Leguan bridge layers for Denmark, Netherlands

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German defense systems supplier Krauss-Maffei Wegmann (KMW) has delivered the first two Leguan bridge laying systems to the Dutch Defence Materiel Organisation (DMO).

The Netherlands is buying a total of eight of the systems under a bilateral procurement approach with Germany from 2016.

The final system, which is based on the Leopard 2 chassis, will be delivered to the Netherlands in 2021.

Additionally, KMV revealed it has been awarded a contract by the Danish Defence Acquisition and Logistics Organization (DALO) for the delivery of bridge layers. The order comprises a total of six Leguan systems, a periphery package, training simulators and an additional carrier vehicle.

Shipping of the bridge-layers will begin at the end of 2022. With this order, Denmark became the ninth nation to opt for the Leguan.

The systems are capable of transporting and laying one 26-meter long bridge or alternatively two bridges with a length of 14 meters each under combat conditions. In total, armies from 19 different countries use the Leguan bridgelayer system on a wide variety of mobility platforms.

Photo: KMV