WFEL Ltd

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WFEL has supplied over 600 rapidly-deployable tactical military bridging systems to 42 armed forces around the world for over decades.  Our bridges can be built in less than one hour, either by hand for the MGB (Medium Girder Bridge) or via a semi-automatic process for the DSB (Dry Support Bridge). 



We have a century of engineering excellence and innovation, ranging from concept design to full-scale production, of rapidly-deployable modern bridging systems for use in military and disaster relief scenarios.  We also provide value-added inspection, repair and maintenance, spares and training, wherever needed around the world.



As prime contractors to both the UK Ministry of Defence and the US Department of Defense, WFEL systems have consistently proved themselves by being operationally deployed in the toughest conditions.


WFEL Ltd

 •  October 6

The F-35 Integrated Test Force at NAS Patuxent River is once again conducting land-based ski-ramp testing in preparation for trials on HMS Queen Elizabeth planned for 2018, using the take-off ramp which WFEL designed, developed and manufactured. WFEL originally reported on the historic F35B take-off trials in 2015. The following special report by...

WFEL Ltd

 •  September 25

Rapidly deployable military bridge manufacturer, WFEL, has further strengthened its relationship with the U.S. Army by signing a contract to deliver four more of its DSB Dry Support Bridging systems, bringing the US military’s stockholding of DSBs up to a total of 112 systems. This new contract is in support of the USA’s USD 4.8 billion European...

WFEL Ltd

 •  April 7

WFEL’s Medium Girder Bridge (credit: Peruvian Army)Military engineers from Peru’s 9th Armored Brigade installed a WFEL MGB medium girder bridge to restore traffic and communications in the Tumbes region following recent flooding and landslides. The area recently suffered 12 hours of heavy rain, which led to the Tumbes river overflowing. Some...

WFEL Ltd

 •  July 14, 2016

A WFEL Dry Support BridgeWFEL has strengthened its relationship with the US Army by signing a contract to deliver upgrades worth £30 million. The five-year agreement will see WFEL procure and fit upgrade kits to 97 of its Dry Support Bridge (DSB) 40-metre systems to enable the US Army to cross gaps of 46 metres. A total of 34 systems will be...

WFEL Ltd

 •  April 6, 2016

WFEL — manufacturer of rapidly-installed, mobile military bridges — has been awarded an initial contract by the UK MoD to undertake an Assessment Phase Programme, as part of the review to sustain the Heavy Forces Close Support Bridge (CSB) and General Support Bridge (GSB) capability, currently being provided by the BR90 system, to support UK...

WFEL Ltd

 •  January 20, 2016

Tactical military bridge manufacturer WFEL has secured contracts worth £53m with the Australian armed forces in a boost to the UK defence sector.
The agreement, which is made up of two contracts, follows an internationally competed tender. It will see WFEL supply its leading Medium Girder Bridges (MGBs) and Dry Support Bridges (DSBs) to the...

WFEL Ltd

 •  January 5, 2016

WFEL has been brought into the fold of one of the largest land systems defence manufacturing groups in Europe, with the merger between WFEL’s parent company — German armoured vehicle maker KMW — and its French counterpart Nexter, which has now been completed. After all required approvals have been obtained, Krauss‐Maffei Wegmann (KMW) and Nexter...

WFEL Ltd

 •  October 13, 2015

WFEL’s MGBWFEL is featured in the new issue of Military Logistics International. The article looks at how deployable bridges have been utilised in recent conflicts and how the industry is beginning to focus on other markets, including disaster relief. In the feature, Ian Wilson, chief executive of WFEL, says: “With the advent of satellite...

WFEL Ltd

 •  August 5, 2015

The DSB in action in Scuol (photo courtesy of Swiss Army)The Swiss Armed Forces have carried out a disaster relief operation using a WFEL Dry Support Bridge (DSB) following damage caused by severe storms in eastern Switzerland. After heavy rainfall caused landslides and widespread destruction to roads, bridges and pipelines in the municipality of ...

WFEL Ltd

 •  June 30, 2015

WFEL has played a vital role in the inaugural launch of the F-35 Lightning II, which has made aviation history after it took off from a WFEL ski jump in the US. The land-based test was carried out above the Naval Air Station (NAS) in Patuxent River, Maryland, and marks the first time that an F-35 Lightning II has taken off from a ski jump. Ski ...