The Lightweight Expeditionary Bridge provides rapid passage across obstacles for dismounted infantry and their SMET vehicles. A Combat Engineer squad can deploy the Lightweight Expeditionary Bridge in less than 30 minutes. After everyone is across, the bridge can be left in place or it can be recovered on the far side to accompany the infantry forward.

Features include:

  • Rugged AirBeam® strut technology used in thousands of HDT shelters worldwide
  • ATEC Safety Release for carrying loads up to 1,100 kg (2,400 lbs), including proof-load testing with 1,600 kg (3,500 lbs)
  • Length of 11 m (36′) and width of 2.1 m (7′)
  • Bridge weighs less than 450 kg (1,000 lbs) and can be carried on a single Squad Multipurpose Equipment Transport (SMET)