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German Army orders 44 DINGO 2 GSI mobile workshop vehicles from Krauss-Maffei Wegmann

6th April 2010 - 19:37 GMT | by The Shephard News Team

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The German Defence Procurement Agency (BWB) has commissioned Krauss-Maffei Wegmann (KMW) to supply 44 all-protected battle damage repair vehicles based on the DINGO 2. The task of the battle damage repair contingent (in German GSI contingent) is to eliminate combat and wear damage to vehicles as fast as possible and restore their ability to function. To protect the three-man crew also on foreign missions such as Afghanistan, they will be equipped with the newly developed DINGO 2 GSI. Consequently, the entire order will be delivered to the German Army by the end of 2010.

Ideal platform for transport and logistics deployments
"With the DINGO 2 GSI the army obtains a vehicle that is the ideal platform for logistics deployments and possesses at the same time the high protection of the DINGO 2, which has already successfully proven its worth on repeated occasions", says Frank Haun, CEO and Chairman of the Board of KMW.

Up to two tons payload
The new DINGO version has an all-protected crew cabin with room for three people (driver, gunner and maintenance sergeant). It provides maximum protection against explosive charges (IEDs), anti-personnel and anti-tank mines, modern firearms, shrapnel and NBC warfare agents.

In addition, the mobile workshop is equipped with an integrated storage system on the payload area in which tools, machinery and wearing and spare parts can be transported. Moreover, the DINGO 2 GSI has its own generator to produce electricity.

To protect themselves all 44 DINGO 2 GSI vehicles have a remote controlled KMW-FLW 100 light weapon station. The gunner operates it from the protected interior and can use it even while driving at high speed in difficult terrain in a very precisely and controlled.

41 all-protected personnel and material transporters ordered
The BWB only recently ordered 41 DINGO 2 vehicles in the all-protected personnel and material transporter configuration, which the German Army will deploy in Afghanistan. KMW will also deliver these vehicles to the army by the end of the year.

Source: KMW

 

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