DAG 2015 - Land Systems Services

Bridge and Gap Crossing Modernization


Has absorbed Line of Communication Bridging Operations.

Replace Existing Systems


All military vehicles have some inherent off-road mobility over rough terrain; however, they require assistance to overcome natural and man-made obstacles such as soft soil, destroyed bridges, rivers, canals, ditches, urban rubble, road craters and minefields. The Bridge and Gap Crossing Modernization project will procure a family of new bridging systems to replace aging equipment and address gap crossing capability deficiencies.

In order to realize procurement efficiencies, the equipment capabilities articulated in the Operational Support Capability series of Projects will be now be addressed by the Canadian Army Equipment Program. As part of this initiative this project will now incorporate the requirements of the Line of Communication (LOC) Bridging Operations ( LOC Bridging Ops) projects.


The project will deliver a suite of light, medium and heavy bridging systems to replace the tank Armoured Vehicle Launched Bridge (Leopard 1 AVLB), the Medium Floating Bridge (MFB)/Medium Floating Raft (MFR), Medium Girder Bridge (MGB), ACROW Bridge and provide other bridging assets for a globally deployable gap-crossing capability. Potential deliverables are: Infantry Foot Bridges, Light Support Bridges, Medium Support Bridges, Heavy Support Bridges, Heavy Assault Bridges, Line of Communication Bridges, Floating Bridges and Rafts.

Preliminary Estimate

  • $100 million to $249 million

Anticipated Timeline

  • 2019
    • Options Analysis
  • 2021
    • Definition Approval
  • 2022
    • Request for Proposal Release
  • 2023
    • Implementation Approval
  • 2025
    • Contract Award
  • 2026 to 2035
    • Final Delivery

Point of Contact

Director Land Requirements
Phone: 819-994-4225

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