Ethiopia—Military Seen Operating Chinese Vehicle-Launched Bridges

Defence Web | 01/21/2021

Ethiopia appears to have acquired Chinese vehicle-launched bridges, reports Defence Web (South Africa). Images posted on Twitter in December showed at least three vehicle-mounted bridges on a road in Ethiopia. The systems appeared to be Norinco GQL-111 scissor bridges mounted on an 8 x 8 chassis. The GQL-111 is said to be similar to the Russian TMM-6 heavy bridge system. A single section can span a gap of about 50 feet (15 m), while a complete set of five can span 250 feet (75 m). The...

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