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The Dingo is an armored vehicle which has been developed by the German company Krauss-Maffei Wegmann. There is a Dingo 1 version and a Dingo 2 version.
The dingo 2 armored wheel vehicle is the successor of the Dingo 1. The Dingo 2 is available since 2000 and has been tested under various conditions. The vehicle can transport 8 troops and guaranteed the highest level of protection against modern handweapons (till 7.62 mm caliber), artillery fragments, anti-personal and anti-tank mines and against NBC attacks.
The Dingo 2 reaches a maximum speed of more than 90 km/h and has a actioradius of 1000 Km. The vehicle is airborne mobile by a C-160 Transall, C-130 Hercules and A400M airplane.
Austria has ordered 20 Dingo 2 vehicles. On 9 May 2005 the first vehicles has been delivered to the Austria Army. The vehicles are for personal transport mission.
Germany has ordered 52 Dingo 2 vehicles for the German Army. The German army already uses Dingo 1 armored vehicles. The Dingo 1 has been used during ISAF mission in Afghanistan, see picture.
Israel wanted to buy the Dingo but the German government didn't give authorization to Krauss-Maffei Wegmann. The German government was afraid Israel would use the vehicles in the Palestinian fields.
Belgium has bought 220 pieces Dingo II armored vehicles for the Belgium Army with an option for 132 vehicles. It's the result of the in Belgium called MPPV-program (Multi Purpose Protected Vehicles). The vehicle will come operational between 2007 and 2012 in the Belgium Army. There will come 5 versions:
- troop transport ( 8 soldiers)
- commandopost (6 soldiers with Remotely Operated Self-defence Station (ROSS), Battlefield Management System (BMS) and 3 workplaces for Command, Control & Information systems (C²IS)
- Ambulance version (3 soldiers and a maximum of 5 wounded)
- forward reconnaissance version (4 soldiers, workplace ROSS and 2 workplaces for the forward reconnaissance)
- battlefield surveillance (5 soldiers, workplace BMS and a workplace for the battlefield surveillance).
Dingo of the German Army during the ISAF mission in Afghanistan
|Last updated: August 14, 2010|