Krauss-Maffei Wegmann GmbH & Co. KG leads the European market for highly protected wheeled and tracked vehicles. The armed forces of more than 30 nations worldwide rely on tactical systems by KMW.
Krauss-Maffei Wegmann's business unit Military Mobile Bridges is developing and producing internationally leading bridge systems.
- Heavy Bridge Layers
- LEGUAN (tracked and wheeled)
- Medium Bridge Layers
- GECKO (tracked and wheeled)
- Manual launched Bridge Systems
Krauss-Maffei Wegmann's expertise includes comprehensive project management, the engineering and manufacturing of bridge systems, the definition and realization of interfaces with the respective carrier vehicle, and the development and manufacture of hydraulic and electronic controls.
LEGUAN Bridge System
LEGUAN is the world’s leading Assault Bridge System, designed for assembly on tracked vehicles or to heavy trucks (see separate Article). The system can deploy either one 26-m bridge or two separate 14-m bridges.
LEGUAN bridges can also be used to build ferries and floating bridges. (see separate article).
The LEGUAN success has resulted in the system being fitted to numerous new or used tracked vehicles including the Leopard 1, Leopard 2, M1A1/A2, M60/M47, and the PT91/T72.
Gecko Bridge System
The Gecko Bridge System has been developed for medium vehicles of MLC 30 up to MLC 40. Therefore, new and used vehicles of the corresponding military load class will be modified into bridge layers and equipped with bridge systems. The length of the bridge depends on the requested load class and is determined in dependence on the vehicle. These bridge layers can lay - as does the LEGUAN - one long bridge or alternatively two short bridges.
The HSTB can be manually built and is designed to enable lighter weight vehicles of up to MLC 40 to cross small gaps of 4 m or 8 m (see separate article).
Krauss-Maffei LEGUAN Ferry
This video demonstrates Krauss-Maffei Wegmann's LEGUAN Ferry - a LEGUA...
LEGUAN Bridge Deployment from Leopard 1 MBT
This video demonstrates the deployment of Krauss Maffei Wegmann's legu...
LEGUAN Bridge System Family
Krauss Maffei Wegmann's LEGUAN family is comprised of the LEGUAN bridg...
LEGUAN on Leopard 2
Promotional video showing the KMW LEGUAN bridge system, in action on t...
Stryker Launched Assault Bridge
3D simulated video demonstrating the deployment of the 12-meter Stryke...
LEGUAN Bridge Layers on Leopard 2 for The Netherlands
The Netherlands procure LEGUAN bridge layersarticle posted by Krauss-Maffei Wegmann
LEGUAN - Now Also With Two 14-Metre Bridges
The LEGUAN® bridge-laying armoured vehicle also transports and lays tw...article posted by Krauss-Maffei Wegmann
HSTB Bridge System
The KMW HSTB Bridge System is a reliable military solution for crossin...article posted by Krauss-Maffei Wegmann
Krauss-Maffei Wegmann supplies LEGUAN Bridge Layers to Sweden
Krauss-Maffei Wegmann have signed a contract with the Swedish procurem...article posted by Krauss-Maffei Wegmann
LEGUAN Bridge Layer for the German Bundeswehr
The Federal Office of Bundeswehr Equipment (BAAINBw) and Krauss-Maffei...article posted by Krauss-Maffei Wegmann
The Leguan Ferry
This article demonstrates the capabilities of the LEGUAN Ferry showing...article posted by Krauss-Maffei Wegmann
LEGUAN Bridge System
The LEGUAN Bridge System is a unique solution for the transport and mo...
- Mobile Bridges
- Tanks (AFVs)
- Military Logistics
- Military Construction Services and Equipment
- Military Vehicles