The bridgelayer is intended to transport and lay a tread-way bridge across obstacles (canals, ricers, ravines, etc.) for wheeled and tracked vehicles. The bridgelayer consists of a bridge equipment, system for crew protection against mass destruction weapons, firefighting equipment, smoke screening system, underwater driving equipment. The MTU-72 bridgelayer is equipped with internal and external communications facilities: a radio set and an intercom system. The vehicle is armed with a light machine gun, an assault rifle with an ammunition load, grenades and a flare gun.