The DINGO 1 armoured all-protected transport vehicle (ATV) was introduced in the Bundeswehr in 2000 in order to fill the gap between the light, unarmoured transport vehicle and the light tank. The DINGO 1 completed practical trials in international deployment shortly after during Germany’s involvement in the NATO KFOR mission after the end of the Kosovo war. This was followed by numerous successful missions, such as:
- ISAF (Afghanistan, since 2001)
- TFF (Macedonia, 2001–2002)
- KFOR (Kosovo, since 1999)
- SFOR (Bosnia-Herzegovina, 1996–2004)
The DINGO 1 is designed to transport five soldiers, is equipped with air conditioning, auxiliary heating, central tyre inflation system, ABS, reverse camera, GPS navigation as well as a radio and exterior telephone system. Armament options include the 40 mm automatic grenade launcher or .50 calibre machine gun.