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German Army orders 41 DINGO 2

Heavily-protected personnel and material carrier Dingo 2. Photo: KMW

MUNICH (BNS): German Federal Office of Defence Technology and Procurement (BWB) have ordered further 41 ‘DINGO 2’ from Krauss-Maffei Wegmann (KMW), to deploy them in Afghanistan.

The delivery of the heavily-protected personnel and material carrier ‘DINGO 2’ will be done by the year end.

"This short delivery period underlines the flexibility and industrial performance of Krauss-Maffei Wegmann", says Frank Haun, CEO and Chairman of the Board of KMW in an official news release.

The DINGO 2 is a protected wheeled vehicle as its crew gets protection against all modern small arms, artillery shrapnel, anti-personnel and anti-tank mines, improvised explosive devices (IEDs) and NBC warfare agents.

DINGO 2 is equipped with light weapons station of the type FLW 100, as defensive weaponry, and can carry different sets of armaments (e.g. machines guns). It is air-transportable on C160-Transall, C130 Hercules and the A400M aircraft in all configurations.

The DINGO 2 is a consistent upgrade of the DINGO 1 all-protected carrier vehicle transport vehicle. The vehicle was introduced in the German armed forces in the year 2000 after proving its ability. DINGO 2 was introduced to replace the M113 fully tracked armored personnel carrier.

Next to Germany it is also used by Austria, Belgium, Luxemburg and the Czech Republic.

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