Czechs Buying Dingos, Iveco MLVs for Afghanistan

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Czech Republic soldiers have deployed a Provincial Reconstruction Team as part of NATO’s ISAF mission to Afghanistan’s southern Logar province, along the Pakistani border havens. The USA offered to lend them more than 20 up-armored Hummers for the duration, but the dangerous regions of southern Afghanistan also demand blast resistant vehicles for the tip of the spear. Hence the government’s November 2007 purchase of KMW’s Dingo 2s (currently in service with German forces to the north) and Iveco’s MLV. LMVs are known by many names, including MLV, Lince, etc.; they are heavier than a Humvee but lighter than the Dingos, incorporate a number of approaches to mine protection, and have been bought by many European countries for use in Afghanistan and other foreign deployment. The Dingos appear to have run into trouble along the way, but Iveco’s MLVs are receiving additional orders… Contracts and Key Events Dingo 2(click to view full) Dec 27/09: Iveco Defence Vehicles announces that the Czech Army is ordering another 90 Light Multirole Vehicles (LMVs, also known as MLV, Lince, etc.) in 3 different versions, to be delivered between 2010 – 2013. These vehicles would be added to the Czech Army’s 24 delivered LMV vehicles, complete […]

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