The MS-20 Daglezja is a modern mobile assault bridge mounted on heavy duty Jelcz truck chassis and trailer The system is developed and manufactured by the Polish Company Osrodek Badawczo-Rozojowy Urzaden Mechanicznych (OBRUM). The vehicle has been developed by OBRUM to meet the operational requirements of the Polish Army who funded development of the MS-20 Daglezja Towed Support Bridge.
|The MS-20 Daglezja is a modern mobile assault bridge mounted on heavy duty Jelcz truck chassis and trailer. The system is developed and manufactured by the Polish Company Osrodek Badawczo-Rozojowy Urzaden Mechanicznych (OBRUM). The vehicle has been developed by OBRUM to meet the operational requirements of the Polish Army who funded development of the MS-20 Daglezja Towed Support Bridge. The vehicles was unveiled in September 2008 at the the International Defence Industry Exhibition in Kielce, Poland. MS-20 Daglezja is designed to arrange passage over natural and artificial barriers like rivers and trenches of width up to 20 m. Bridge allows crossing of heavy vehicles, including main battle tanks of 3rd generation and 155 mm self-propelled howitzers. On 5th December 2012, OBRUM Company has announced the delivery of the first MS-20 Daglezja to the Polish Army.|
|- The bridge can be also mounted on a tracked chassis|
The MS-20 Daglezja’s Developemnt and Deployment history
On 5th December in the OBRUM Research and Development Center of Mechanical Appliances a press conference organized due to handing over of two MS-20 “Daglezja” Mobile Bridges to the Polish Armed Forces was held.
The conference was hosted by Andrzej Szortyka, the President of the Boards of OBRUM sp. z o. o. and Bumar-?ab?dy Mechanical Works, and the Members of the Board of both companies.
The conference was attended by representatives of local and national media.
Mr. Szortyka, on behalf of Krzysztof Krystowski (the President of BUMAR Warszawa sp. z o. o.) informed the guests about the strategy of Bumar Group with respect to the companies from Gliwice, and about adopted and implemented restructuring plans. Mr Szortyka also declared that the Bumar-Land Division is ready to implement the part of the armored program related to main battle tanks, worth about 7,000,000,000 PLN. Polish defense industry has always been and still is a strong competitor to the world’s largest corporations.
The Bumar-Land Division presently consists of three companies – Bumar-?ab?dy S.A. Mechanical Works, “Tarnów” S.A. Mechanical Works, and OBRUM sp. z o. o. (Gliwice), which prepares innovational construction projects. The last one will be the leader of the Division.
Those three companies were chosen to form the Division due to their skills and knowledge as well as production and repair capacity.
The Division will also obtain commercial rights.
In the near future, the company Wojskowe Instytuty I Zak?ady Remontowe will join the Division.
In the next part of the conference, Jerzy Olek (Director of Development of OBRUM sp. z o.o.) presented the origin and the state of implementation of so-called bridge program consisting of the following mobile bridges: the MS-20 and MS040 vehicle bridges, MS-20 tracked vehicle and pontoon bridge.
The particular attention was paid to the MS-20 “Daglezja” Towed Support Bridge.
This was the last chance to see it at its producer – OBRUM sp. z o.o., since on 10th December it will officially become a part of the Polish Armed Forces.
After the official part of the conference, the guests were invited to the testing square in order to see a demonstration of the mobile bridge in action and later on its Chief Constructor Dariusz Pasieka commented on it.
The representatives of media were given occasional informational materials consisting of i.a. pictures and video clips concerning mobile bridges manufactured by OBRUM sp. z o.o.