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GDELS to Deliver PYTHON Bridge Systems to Georgia

Depicted is PYTHON in a comparable configuration [GDELS press release image]

GDELS – Bridge Systems will deliver four PYTHON bridge systems to Georgia as part of the German Federal ‘Enable and Enhance Initiative’.

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Press Release, Kaiserslautern, 22 June 2023: General Dynamics European Land Systems-Bridge Systems will deliver four PYTHON bridge systems to Georgia as part of the ‘Enable and Enhance Initiative’ set up by the Federal Government of Germany.

Each bridge is mounted along with its launcher on an 8×8 carrier truck with palletised load system. The four systems are to be delivered within the next two years. The ‘Enable and Enhance Initiative’ aims at investing in the civil and military security sectors of countries threatened by crisis, and thus at strengthening their ability to prevent and manage latent conflicts.

PYTHON has been developed as a rapidly emplaced bridge for light and medium-weight forces. It can bridge obstacles of up to 13 metres and carry vehicles of load classifications up to MLC 50. The high-tensile aluminium bridge is designed to be carried by armoured and unarmoured wheeled vehicles and is air transportable. As a typical dual-use product it can be used in both military and disaster relief operations.

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