Short Span Bridging System

  • Indian Army , indigenously designed and developed Short Span Bridging systems into the Corps of Engineers.
  • The system has been designed by DRDO and manufactured by L&T.
  • A bridging system will boost the country’s capability because there is always a need for 10-metre bridges.
  • General Naravane told bridge  Designed and developed in India and is a step in Atmanirbhar Bharat.
  • Army chief said operations especially in the western borders will get a boost and will help the mechanised forces.   

 Value Added Information’s

  • DRDO chief Dr G Satheesh Reddy say Trials are also underway at Kolar.
  • He said, Bharat Electronics has been given the technology transfer and Discussions are underway regarding further inputs from armed forces.
  • Dr Reddy told many private companies have also come and they have also being given technology transfer.  By end of August, L&T will be able to deliver about 30 bridges.
  • This equipment will meet the important requirements of providing mobility to forces by speedy bridging of gaps during operations.                                               

 Source: AIR News 

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