Krauss-Maffei Wegmann Unveils Dingo 2 Recovery Vehicle 6x6 at Eurosatory

Released on Wednesday, June 16, 2010
Dingo 2
Dingo 2 Recovery Vehicle
FLW 100
KMW - Krauss-Maffei Wegmann
The multitudinous and extremely variable DINGO 2 family from Krauss-Maffei Wegmann (KMW) has welcomed a new arrival. The company presented the armoured DINGO 2 recovery vehicle at the EUROSATORY trade fair in Paris. This vehicle combines high performance capability with speed. With a hydraulic 10-ton recovery winch - the DINGO 2 is suitable for any incapacitated vehicle up to the weight class of the DINGO 2 during towing operation.

"Time is of the essence when recovering vehicles that have been involved in accidents, and particularly when rescuing the crew in time of crisis and conflict", says Frank Haun, chairman of the KMW board of directors in Paris. "This is why the DINGO 2 recovery vehicle is designed to be able to respond immediately". Unlike conventional recovery vehicles, the new development can follow patrol and convoy vehicles in deployment areas because of its size and its outstanding mobility. For the first time, this extremely mobile recovery version of the DINGO 2 has three axles (6x6) but is still based on a UNIMOG chassis, like the entire DINGO 2 family, making operation, maintenance and training easier. The new vehicle weighs 17.5 tons and can therefore be transported by air without problems. Like all of the DINGO 2 vehicles that are already in the field, the 3-man crew can rely on the high level of protection that is provided and also keep a close eye on the situation using the extended rear-view camera system.

Like its sister versions, this new development is also intended to be the vehicle with the best protection in its class for patrols, ambulance operations, reconnaissance, transport, ABC reconnaissance missions, battle damage repair and maintenance. The vehicle can also be equipped with the standardized KMW FLW 100 (remote-controlled light weapon station).

KMW has developed the concept of a modular all-round protection transport vehicle for various tactical deployment variants over the last few years. The DINGO 2 recovery is a further addition to this successful family of vehicles. Over 700 DINGOs in various are currently in use with five European nations.

Source: DINGO for a safe recovery

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