The IAB - Infantry Assault Bridge - is a lightweight footbridge for infantry and airborne troops that can be used to cross dry or wet gaps. One complete bridge set provides a clear span of 30 meters. With additional bridge modules and floats, even wider wet gaps can be crossed.
Manually launched and retrieved, the IAB is easily transported by hand, truck, fixed or rotary wing aircraft, and also provides a first response capability for civil defense and emergency units.
With its robust and lightweight aluminum design, the modular IAB is easy to handle, making it a perfect piece of equipment for infantry, airborne and special operations forces. As a fast launch/retrieval bridge it contributes to superior mobility when deployed by infantry.
The IAB has been used on operations by infantry corps for dry and wet gap crossings. It has proved successful thanks to being air transportable and its rapid manual deployment through the fast launch/retrieval method.
Low crew needs along with the ease for long-term storage and being able to be transported by air, together with proven reliability and simple handling, all contribute to low maintenance costs.