WFEL TARGETS NEW MARKETS AT DEFENCE SERVICES ASIA DSA 2012 IN KUALA LUMPUR 1604201201

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DSA 2012 Official Online Show Daily News
The 13Th Defence Services Asia
Kuala Lumpur
, Malaysia
16 - 19 April 2012
 
WFEL at DSA 2012
 
 
Monday, April 16, 2012, 10:45 AM
 
WFEL TARGETS NEW MARKETS AT DEFENCE SERVICES ASIA DSA 2012 IN KUALA LUMPUR
WFEL – the world-leading tactical military-bridging specialist – is attending this year’s Defence Services Asia (DSA) in Malaysia to showcase its portfolio of combat and civilian disaster relief bridging systems.

The company supplies its three-strong product family to over 40 armed forces worldwide.

WFEL’s flagship system – the Dry Support Bridge (DSB) – is the world’s longest unreinforced tactical military bridge which can span gaps of up to 46 metres.

The DSB – which has a military load classification of MLC 120 – can be deployed by a team of eight in under 90 minutes meaning it is one of the most efficient bridges on the market
     
WFEL – the world-leading tactical military-bridging specialist – is attending this year’s Defence Services Asia (DSA) in Malaysia to showcase its portfolio of combat and civilian disaster relief bridging systems.
WFEL Dry Support Bridge (DSB)
in South Korea
     

The DSB – which has a military load classification of MLC 120 – can be deployed by a team of eight in under 90 minutes meaning it is one of the most efficient bridges on the market

A £57 million contract for the DSB system was recently signed with the Swiss armed forces which will see WFEL deliver several units between 2013 and 2015.

WFEL originally launched a tactical bridging unit to the international market in the 1970’s with the development of its first product – the Medium Girder Bridge (MGB).

Over 500 MGBs have been sold globally and today it is frequently used in emergency relief missions. MGBs were recently deployed to aid relief efforts in Japan following its devastating tsunami and earthquake in 2011.

WFEL’s third system is the Air Portable Ferry Bridge (APFB) which was designed to be used by light forces needing increased mobility and flexibility.

The APFB – which incorporates a ferry system – is easily transportable by land, sea and air and is used in a variety of military and civil emergency applications as it can be built by troops or trained civilians.

The firm has also recently invested over £400,000 in a new 15,000 sq ft facility at its UK headquarters to meet demand for its fast-growing support services division which repairs and refurbishes bridges returning from active use.

Max Houghton, Sales and Marketing Director of WFEL, said: “We are always looking to expand in new markets overseas and exhibitions like DSA are an ideal platform from which to demonstrate the capability of our bridging systems.

“Ensuring missions, be they in combat or in the wake of a major natural disaster, are not prevented or delayed when water or dry-gap obstacles are encountered is essential for them to be carried out efficiently.

“Our suite of bridging systems gives armed forces worldwide a range of solutions to choose from so their operations can be carried out quickly and safely.”

WFEL is exhibiting on stand number 4P 15 at DSA Malaysia.

 

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