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WFEL Wins £53M Bridging Contract with Australian Military

Tactical military bridge manufacturer WFEL has secured contracts worth £53m with the Australian armed forces in a boost to the UK defense sector.

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The agreement, which is made up of two contracts, follows an internationally competed tender. It will see WFEL supply its leading Medium Girder Bridges (MGBs) and Dry Support Bridges (DSBs) to the Australian Defense Force (ADF).

The bridges provide temporary infrastructure and have the potential to be used in combat situations and in the event of natural disasters. They will be manufactured at WFEL’s production facility in Stockport, UK, and delivery will begin by Q3 of 2017.