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German Bundeswehr Procures An Additional 149 DINGO 2 Vehicles

In its current patrol and security version, the DINGO 2 (pictured) offers space for up to eight crew and affords maximum protection against modern hand-held weapons, artillery fragments, anti-personnel and anti-tank mines as well as against NBC agents.
by Staff Writers
Munich, Germany (SPX) Jun 30, 2006
The Budget Committee of the German Parliament yesterday gave the go-ahead for the procurement of 149 allprotected transport vehicles, type DINGO 2, made by Krauss-Maffei Wegmann (KMW). The contract totalling approx. 109 million euros is to be awarded shortly. The vehicles to be ordered include 15 for the so-called immediate requirement.

"With the DINGO 2, the German armed forces will be receiving the best protection available worldwide for their international missions", says Frank Haun, chairman of the KMW Board of Management. "Moreover, this contract underlines our leading defense systems expertise in the field of highly protected mobility", continues Frank Haun.

In addition to the 52 vehicles already procured in 2005, the German Bundeswehr will thus receive further cross-country and airportable wheeled vehicles meeting the requirements for maximum mobility and optimum crew protection on the battlefield unequalled by any other vehicle on the world market.

Modularity and Maximum Protection

The DINGO 2 is available in several mission variants. An NC detector vehicle offers space for five crew members. Nuclear and chemical combat agents can be detected and analysed in the NBC protected large safety cell of the DINGO 2. As an ambulant emergency vehicle with its medical equipment on board, the DINGO 2 permits mobile initial medical treatment of patients under ballistic, mine and NBC protection.

It accomodates four crew and either two injured personnel or one contaminated patient in a personnel treatment chamber. This kit variant of the DINGO 2 equally features the known high level of mine protection.

DINGO 2

The DINGO 2 is a consistent upgrade of the DINGO 1 all-protected transport vehicle fielded in 2000 and proven in many international missions. In its current patrol and security version, it offers space for up to eight crew and affords maximum protection against modern hand-held weapons, artillery fragments, anti-personnel and anti-tank mines as well as against NBC agents.

The UNIMOG chassis of high cross-country mobility provides the vehicle with maximum speeds of more than 90 kph and a radius of action of roughly 1,000 km. Moreover, the DINGO 2 is airportable on the C160 Transall, C130 Hercules and A400M transport aircraft.

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