FAUN Trackway to showcase HGMS at MSPO
- Date: 17th September 2015
- Company: FAUN TRACKWAY
FAUN Trackway will be at the MSPO exhibition in Kielce, Poland from 1-4 September with its flagship product, the Heavy Ground Mobility System (HGMS).
Designed for use in both military and disaster relief operations, the HGMS is a temporary modular roadway that enables the rapid movement of vehicles over challenging terrain.
Made up of Military Load Classification (MLC) 70 Trackway – a ground-surfacing aluminium matting – mounted onto a hydraulic spool, the system is fitted to the chassis of a vehicle and powered by its engine. A standard HGMS provides 100 metres of Trackway, with 50 metres carried on the vehicle and the other half towed on a trailer.
The matting can be laid in just six minutes by two trained personnel to provide access in conditions like snow, sand, desert and marshland. The HGMS is intended for very heavy tracked and wheeled vehicles and can be used to provide access to bridgeheads.
Recent orders of the HGMS have come from the Danish Defence Acquisition and Logistics Organisation (DALO) and the Irish Armed Forces.
Chris Kendall, CEO at FAUN Trackway, said: “Eastern Europe is a significant growth market for FAUN Trackway, so exhibiting at MSPO allows us to demonstrate how our products offer practical and safe access to a variety of environments to armed forces – both in military and disaster relief situations.
“Our HGMS has been created for such scenarios and is held by over 35 militaries worldwide to provide access to heavy vehicles, like tanks and bridge transporters, in places where there is no infrastructure in place. We’re looking forward to engaging with the delegates in Poland and educating them further on our 60-year history of designing and manufacturing expedient solutions.”
MSPO is the largest exhibition in Europe for defence companies to showcase land, air and sea capabilities in one place.
FAUN Trackway will be at stand 87 in hall D.