Dry Support Bridge (DSB)

Just eight soldiers and a single launch vehicle can have traffic rolling across a 46 metre gap in less than 90 minutes using an Dry Support Bridge (DSB).

The US Army has adopted the DSB as its new bridging system and DSBs have repeatedly proved their value in
the field with deployment in the USA, South Korea and Iraq.

Spanning a 46m gap in under 90 minutes
Spanning a 46m gap in under 90 minutes

Its primary mission is emplacement on main supply routes in the rear of the area of direct combat while its secondary mission is to support and maintain the momentum of attack, when water and dry-gap obstacles are encountered that exceed the capabilities of assault bridging assets.

To date, well over 100 DSB bridging systems have been supplied to armed forces around the world, with further systems scheduled for delivery during 2015.

Video showing an animation of the DSB launch sequence (00:39)

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