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Land Forces 2016: DOK-ING ready to fight fires

6th September 2016 - 09:48 GMT | by Gordon Arthur in Adelaide


Making an inaugural appearance at Land Forces 2016 was DOK-ING from Croatia, with its primary platform being the MVF-5 unmanned fire-fighting support vehicle that it recently made available to Australia. 

DOK-ING previously supplied eight MV-10 robotic demining vehicles to Australia in 2008, these being acquired under the Land 144 programme. They were used for demining in Iraq and Afghanistan. 

DOK-ING believes the MVF-5 is also ideal for Australia, which every year suffers from rampant bushfires. For example, the 2009 summer was particularly devastating when 173 people died and 2,000 homes were destroyed in Victoria.

Mislav Manda, DOK-ING’s account manager, said

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Gordon Arthur


Gordon Arthur

Gordon Arthur is the Asia Pacific editor for Shephard Media. Born in Scotland and educated …

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