The German Army has ordered 41 Dingo 2 heavily armoured military infantry mobility vehicles from Krauss-Maffei Wegmann (KMW) for deployment in Afghanistan.

Dingo 2 is a protected wheeled vehicle that provides enhanced crew protection against small arms, artillery shrapnel, anti-personnel and anti-tank mines, improvised explosive devices (IEDs), and nuclear, biological and chemical warfare agents.

Each of the 41 vehicles is equipped with a FLW 100 light weapons station and can carry different sets of armaments.

The light weapon station is operated by remote control by the vehicle crew from inside the protected crew compartment, and can be used with precision and control even when driving fast through difficult terrain.

The Dingo performs special mission requirements in different configurations, including patrol, mobile command post, NBC reconnaissance and armoured ambulance.

The 12.5t Dingo 2 can accommodate a crew of up to eight and can travel at a maximum speed of 90km/h with a range of approximately 1,000km.

The Dingo 2 can also be deployed by transport aircraft such as the C-160, C-130 and the A400M in all configurations.

Deliveries of the Dingo 2 vehicles will be complete by the end of 2010.