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Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 1985
Total Production: 4,113
Unitary Cost: USD$1,000,000
Also Known As: Duro 3, Duro IIIP and Yak
Origin: Germany and Switzerland
Corporations: MOWAG GmbH* and Rheinmetall Defence   (*) lead contractor
Parent System: Duro
Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 1985
Total Production: 4,125
Family Members: Duro 6x6 CBRN
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Description: Duro (Durable, Independent, Robust and Economical) is a modular, multi-purpose, all-terrain 6x6 wheeled vehicle family designed in cooperation between German Rheinmetall and Swiss MOWAG companies. It is suitable for a wide range of military purposes and has been adopted by the Armies of Germany and Switzerland.

The Duro all-terrain vehicle consists of the chassis and the cab which can be tailored to accommodate personnel or material depending on missions needs. The vehicle weight remains below 12 tons in all configurations. That makes possible Duro to be airlifted by C-130, C-160 and A400M cargo aircraft and deployed worldwide.

The Duro 3 is an armored version of successful Duro designed to meet the requirements of the German Army for a multipurpose highly transportable vehicle suitable for international peacekeeping operations. To date, 12 ambulance-configured, 4 military police versions and 10 bomb disposal Duro 3 vehicles have ordered by the German Army. The total requirement of Duro 3 to fulfill medical, military police, reconnaissance, command and control, bomb disposal and communications mission profiles could run over 900 vehicles.

In September 2005, the German Army - Bundeswehr - placed an order to Rheinmetall Landsysteme GmbH valued at 151 million Euro for 81 BV206S command and transport vehicles and 100 DURO IIIP 6x6 armored personnel carriers. The vehicles were slated for delivery between 2006 through 2009. DURO IIIP were to be fitted with ballistic and landmine protection and space for up to 10 fully equipped soldiers. All in 31 vehicles will serve as medical vehicles, 23 as military police, 21 as bomb disposal and the remaining 25 as other missions.

Yak designation refers to Duro 3 vehicle offered in 2005 to meet the German Army's GFF family of command and multipurpose vehicles requirement.

Duro Applications

Tactical Vehicles Eagle IV

Duro Specifications

Crew: 2
Troops: 12
Wheel Drive: 6x6
Power: 250 shp (187 kW)
Cargo: 5,500 kilogram
Max Weight: 12,000 kilogram (26,455 pound)
CEP: Circular Error Probable
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Duro News

There are 9 news between
14 Sep 2005 and 20 Dec 2013
Friday, December 20, 2013Swiss Army Orders 130 Additional Duro Armored Personnel Carriers
Tuesday, January 29, 2013Rheinmetall Wins Major Order to Supply Sensor Equipment for Bundeswehr Vehicles
Wednesday, November 30, 2011Swiss Army Places Order for 70 Additional Duro GMTF Armored Vehicles
Tuesday, March 1, 2011IMESS Swiss Soldier Modernization Program Production Launched by Armasuisse
Friday, December 19, 2008Swiss Army Orders 232 Duro IIIP 6x6 and 12 Piranha IIIC 8x8 Armored Vehicles
Monday, November 10, 2008Germany Awards Contract for 198 Eagle IV 4x4 Vehicles
Monday, June 2, 2008Advanced Field Laboratory for Switzerland
Friday, October 12, 2007Rheinmetall Receives Orders for NBC Reconnaissance Equipment
Wednesday, September 14, 2005Bundeswehr Purchases Further DURO and Bv206S Armored Vehicles

Operators & Related Equipment

Swiss Army has ordered 420 armored Duro truck vehicles

Grand Total 4,0633
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