KMW announces delivery of 1,000th Dingo vehicle
The German Federal Ministry of Defense has taken delivery of new Dingo general protection transport vehicles from manufacturer Krauss-Maffei Wegmann (KMW) at a ceremony in Munich on 20 June.
This delivery marks the 1,000th Dingo vehicle to be delivered by KMW since the vehicle entered service with German forces in 2000.
The Dingo family of vehicles has since demonstrated its performance on extremely difficult terrains and under extreme climatic conditions during operations in Bosnia-Herzegovina, Macedonia, Kosovo, Lebanon, Chad and Afghanistan.
The Dingo 2 has built on the success of the original version, with first-class protection and mobility characteristics and a variable equipment concept, which allows specific equipping for current as well as future mission profiles. Equipment options and the protection cell can be adapted to suit the needs of the customer. The patrol vehicle cell is offered in various designs for up to 8 occupants, while the large volume cell features doors to the sides and rear and can accommodate a variety of equipment such as a command post, NBC reconnaissance or ambulance.
In total 16 Dingo variants have been delivered, and the current series Dingo 2 is operating successfully in six nations.
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