GDELS and Rheinmetall present the ANACONDA system mounted on RMMV HX2
The ANACONDA arises as an evolution of the BIBER (“beaver”) bridge, with more than 300 units for the Bundeswehr and NATO partners.

The power of the ANACONDA system in RMMV HX2

General Dynamics European Land Systems – Bridge Systems and  Rheinmetall MAN Military Vehicles unveiled the ANACONDA  tactical bridging system mounted on an 8×8 HX2  carrier vehicle during the Armament and Utilization User Forum – RÜ.NET 2023 in Koblenz. The  RMMV HX, a leader in military trucks, has more than 16,000 units in global service and is essential in the inventories of NATO  nations.

The  ANACONDA arises as an evolution of the BIBER  (“beaver”)  bridge. With more than 300 units for the Bundeswehr and NATO partners, its presence since 1973 underlines its reliability. This version has been re-certified for MLC 80+ loads, making it suitable for NATO main battle tanks such as the Leopard 2, M1A2 Abrams and Challenger 2.

Combining bridge, mechanism and vehicle ensures dry bridge capability for medium and heavy forces. The ANACONDA system stands out for its versatility and load capacity, essential for interoperability and efficiency in multinational operations.

RMMV HX2: Specifications and potential

The  HX family represents a series of tactical military trucks meticulously designed by  Rheinmetall MAN Military Vehicles. The  HX range was introduced in 2003, followed by the  HX2  in 2012. The latter, first delivered in April 2016, complemented and eventually replaced the SX range in 2019.

These trucks are equipped to face adverse terrain. Its specifications include the ability to climb 60% slopes, handle 40% lateral inclines, approach at a 40-degree angle, and ford up to 1.5m of water with proper preparation.

The use of  ANACONDA in the HX2  range enhances the tactical and operational capabilities of the armed forces, maximizing efficiency in rapid deployments and complex operations.

Global vision: NATO projection and adaptability

The extensive use of the  HX family in various NATO  nations facilitates synergies in multinational operations. This universality ensures homogeneous training, facilitates maintenance and reinforces joint operations.

The adaptability of the  ANACONDA  to old and modern tank chassis positions it as the armored vehicle bridge (AVLB) of the future. Its ability to withstand the heaviest tank variants makes it an indispensable tool in  NATO‘s arsenal.

Supported by leading companies such as  General Dynamics and  Rheinmetall, the Tactical Bridging System ensures a state-of-the-art solution in today’s dynamic military landscape.