KNDS to Supply German Army with 50 Dingo 2 A4 4x4 Armored Vehicles

The German Army (Bundeswehr) has entered into a major contract with the German defense company KNDS (Krauss-Maffei Wegmann and Nexter Defense Systems) for the replacement of its DINGO 2 wheeled armored vehicles, which were previously transferred to Ukraine.
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German-made Dingo 2 4x4 armored vehicle. (Picture source KNDS)

The Bundeswehr (German Army) procurement office (BAAINBw) has finalized a framework agreement with KNDS (KMW+NEXTER Defense Systems, a European producer of defense products, for the supply of 50 DINGO 2 protected command and special-function vehicles (GFF) of the A4 variant. This agreement marks a substantial upgrade in the Bundeswehr's vehicle fleet, focusing on enhanced protection and multi-functionality.

The DINGO 2 A4 variant stands out for its advanced protection features, making it the best-protected wheeled vehicle in its class. With a track record of over 1,200 vehicles delivered across ten countries, the DINGO has proven its efficacy and reliability in various military contexts.

Apart from the vehicle systems, the agreement also includes a comprehensive spare parts and logistics package, ensuring sustained support and maintenance for these vehicles. This aspect is critical for the long-term operational readiness and efficiency of the Bundeswehr's fleet.

This deal not only reinforces the Bundeswehr's commitment to modernizing its defense equipment but also underscores the expertise and innovation of KNDS in producing top-tier military vehicles. The delivery of these advanced DINGO 2 A4 vehicles is eagerly anticipated, marking a new era in the Bundeswehr's armored vehicle capabilities.

The DINGO 2 series is known for its versatility, serving in several specialized roles such as patrol, armored cavalry reconnaissance, ambulance services, command posts, and recovery operations. The acquisition of these vehicles is a strategic step for the Bundeswehr, significantly boosting its operational capabilities and readiness for various defense scenarios.

The DINGO 2 is a highly protected wheeled armored vehicle, renowned for its robustness and versatility in various military roles. Developed and manufactured by Krauss-Maffei Wegmann (KMW), a leading German defense company, it represents a significant advancement in armored vehicle technology. The DINGO 2 offers superior protection against landmines, improvised explosive devices (IEDs), and ballistic threats, making it one of the safest vehicles in its category. Its modular design allows it to be configured for a wide range of missions, including reconnaissance, command and control, medical evacuation, and personnel transport.

Defense News December 2023