Philippine Army getting launch bridge from Israeli joint venture

The Joint Venture of Elbit Systems Land and C4I and IMI Systems was awarded with a contract by the Department of National Defense (DND) to supply Armored Vehicle Launch Bridge for Philippine Army.

National Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana signed the Notice of Award on December 26.

Contract price is USD27,727,188.00 or around PHP1,407,459,790.10.

According to technical specification for the said acquisition, the launch bridge should be on a tracked vehicle with tank chassis frame.

The actual bridge should at least be 18 meters long, 3.5 meters wide, and capacity should be at least Military Load Capacity (MLC) 50.

The bridge should be at most launched within 15 minutes and loaded 30 minutes at most.