Joint Assault Bridge (JAB) Weapon Systems // Ground Combat Vehicles // Combat Support


Country of Origin: USA

The Joint Assault Bridge is a program developed to replace U.S. Army and Marine Corps armored vehicle-launching bridges (AVLB). The new systems use surplus M1A1 Abrams tank chassis fitted with hydraulic bridge-launch equipment to transport and launch an MLC 85 scissors bridge over the front of the hull. Under the program, the chassis, engine and transmission from surplus tanks are overhauled and the turret removed. A cover structure is installed. This allows for a launcher to be installed...

 

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