The Line of Communications Bridge (LOCB) restores and maintains line of communication routes in theater, supporting both civilian and military traffic. Intended for long-term emplacement, it consists of mission-configurable ramp and span segments. LOCB comes in two military configurations: 50-meter fixed and 280-meter float. Launch time requires up to eight hours with 29 Soldiers.
BENEFIT TO THE SOLDIER
LOCB bridging is focused on sustainment of the force. LOCB supports the focused logistics concept by its ability to facilitate sustainment of widely dispersed forces over a large area of operation. As such, the LOCB facilitates the uninterrupted flow of forces, equipment, personnel and supplies for sustained ground operations for the warfighter, allied, coalition and host nation forces and displaced civilians.
- Maximum load capacity: 150 wheeled or 120 tracked vehicles
- Roadway width: 5 meters
- Assembled length: Spans gaps up to 300 meters
2QFY20: Milestone C
4QFY22: Full Rate Production Decision
2QFY23: First Unit Equipped