IDF develops new means to overcome battlefield obstacles

New bridges were designed by the defense industry in cooperation with IDF (Zahal) engineering and armored forces

Date: 22/06/2011, 7:08 PM     Author: Avihai Chiim

Following the Second Lebanon War, the IDF (Zahal) decided to advance the development of new technological means to overcome various types of battlefield obstacles.

The defense industry has developed a series of new types of bridges in cooperation with IDF (Zahal) engineering and armored forces.

One new type of bridge is designed to allow infantry forces to cross over a variety of obstacles, including waterways and trenches. Another new type of bridge is intended for use by tanks, armored personnel carriers and other vehicles.

The new bridges will soon be delivered to the IDF (Zahal) and undergo operational tests.