The ATF Dingo 2 is a German heavily armored military infantry mobility vehicle based on a Unimog chassis with a V-hull design, produced by the company Krauss-Maffei Wegmann (KMW). It is designed to withstand land mines, rifle fire, artillery fragments and NBC-threats. ATF stands for Allschutz-Transport-Fahrzeug, meaning all-protected transport vehicle in German. It is named after the Australian native dog, the dingo. Currently KMW is developing the Dingo 2 GFF for the German Army with increased internal volume. In addition to its first-class protection and mobility features, the secret to the success of the Dingo 2 is based on its variable equipment concept.
The Dingo 2 is a mobile, highly protected wheeled vehicle based on the mission-proven Dingo series for multifaceted mission profiles and extreme off-road conditions. The configuration of the armoured steel safety cell with four side doors lays the foundation for many further vehicle variants. Its very high variability enables the stowage concept to individually integrate customer-specific equipment kits and be adapted to the task at hand. Furthermore, the tested and mission-proven Dingo safety concept provides its occupants with the greatest possible protection from anti-tank and anti-personnel mines, IEDs, small arms and shrapnel from artillery and mortar shells.
The Dingo’s standard armament is a Rheinmetall MG3 7.62 mm machine gun in a remote-controlled turret on the top of the vehicle, borrowed from KMW’s Fennek. The operator sits safely inside the cabin, controlling the weapon with an electro-optical sight with night vision capability. In 2008 the Bundeswehr ordered several hundred fully remote-controlled weapons stations from KMW, for its Dingos and other armored vehicles: the light FLW 100 (for the MG3 or the Heckler & Koch MG4), and the heavy FLW 200 (for the M3M .50 BMG or the HK GMG automatic grenade launcher). The weapons station is controlled by an operator viewing a monitor inside the vehicle.
The ATF Dingo 2 is an advanced version of the Dingo, based on the upgraded Unimog U 5000 chassis with improved protection and more payload. It is offered in two versions with 3,250 (3.5 tonnes payload) and 3,850 mm (4 tonnes payload) wheelbase. As a highly modern wheeled vehicle, the DINGO 2 is not only ideally equipped for diverse mission profiles and extreme terrain conditions. The militarised Unimog chassis reduces training and instruction effort for drivers and mechanics. The low-maintenance, robust diesel engine is also an economic advantage. Furthermore, the KMW customer service offers worldwide vehicle service – even directly in the deployment zone – and assists in spare part supply.