07 October 2021
by Peter Felstead
A lot of M3 models forming a pontoon bridge. The 4 models gifted to Latvia will improve NATO's wet-gap crossing capabilities within the Baltics. (GDELS)
Latvia is to turn into the newest operator of the M3 amphibious bridge and ferry system made by General Dynamics European Land Systems (GDELS), the corporate introduced on 6 October.
Four M3 models are being supplied, a GDELS spokesperson advised
, with the contract for them lined by the US Army underneath an initiative to assist Latvia deal with a NATO requirement for extra wet-gap crossing options within the Baltics. GDELS declined to place a price on the contract.
“This procurement is another milestone marking transatlantic co-operation and the necessity of mobility and interoperability for allied forces,” Dr Thomas Kauffmann, vice-president of worldwide enterprise and companies for GDELS, was quoted as saying in a 6 October firm press launch.
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