DOK-ING: “Don’t send a man to do a machine’s job”

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Eurosatory 2014
International Exhibition of Land Defence & Security

16 - 20 June 2014
Paris, France
DOK-ING at Eurosatory 2014


Thursday, June 19, 2014 11:24 AM
DOK-ING: “Don’t send a man to do a machine’s job”
DOK-ING’s engineering vehicles have proved to be a “Swiss Army knife” in the market, providing all the solutions an Army might want in one platform and with the advantage of being unmanned.

DOK-ING MV-4 and its new manipulator arm

Although the “don’t send a man to do a machine’s job” is the company’s moto, it encapsulates a drive in the modern engineering vehicles market along with the need from the Engineers Corps that want to have all of the capabilities on one platform. With combat engineering’s role increasing after the lessons learned from Afghanistan and Iraq, DOK-ING has succeeded in promoting its products to a long list of customers, including the US Army.

The company has presented at the Eurosatory the “multitool” MV-4 with a new manipulator arm, which provides the operator the ability to lift and move objects such as tree trunks, along with two other recent developments, a rear fork lift and rear shovel.

Army Recognition has learned that the DOK-ING’s unmanned platform will be modified in a CRN (chemical, radiological and nuclear) version, integrating detectors, sample collectors and a weather radar station, after the US Army requirements. The new solution will be ready by the year’s end and operational in the first quarter of 2015.

Further to that, Army Recognition has learned that the company is in discussions with the French Army, to transfer technology that would modify the AMX-30 tank into an unmanned combat engineering platform, as a continuation of an older French Army programme.

For the future the company has a series of plans that will be soon announced, both in the civilian and the defence sectors, with some of them being developed exclusively for the needs of specific customers.

Investing in new technologies, the company presented the LOOX electric vehicle, during the last Geneva Car Show, which features the MyHMI software for animating 3D scenes. All of the indications on the driver’s screen are digital and the interface has been built with that software, which was also used to design the interface of the UGVs control panel.

Among the upcoming plans of DOK-ING is its willingness to further develop the current platforms by expanding their capabilities; in order to make them capable of meeting future needs, whether they are market trends or customer specific.

by Stylianos Kanavakis
Senior Defence Analyst