In recent years, FFG has built up extensive know-how in the field of chassis development.
Starting with optimizations and modifications of existing tracks and running gears, FFG has successfully integrated active steering, climbing and hydro pneumatic suspension elements into tracked and wheeled vehicles. Today, the FFG portfolio also includes the complete new development of innovative tracked vehicle concepts.
In cooperation with the WTD 41 (Technical Centre of the German Bundeswehr), the WIESEL DIOK and the DINGO are to be equipped with an innovative hydro pneumatic chassis for driving trials. The WIESEL DIOK which FFG has already extended the hull and added a road wheel to the track chassis in the past, will be fitted with a split track chassis based on the KINEMATIXX concept. A special feature here is that the chassis does not require a track tensioner. The integration of the HEPLEX® chassis into a tracked vehicle is also an innovation in this form. On this basis, further conversions are to be implemented on the vehicle. Similar measures are planned for the wheeled vehicle DINGO.
As part of a contract awarded by the WTD 41 (Technical Centre of the German Bundeswehr), a Dingo 2 protected transport vehicle was converted into a test vehicle at an FFG company site. For this purpose, FFG modified the chassis so that the modified Dingo can now be used for testing emergency mode characteristics. This also included the arrangement of a shifting option for a heavy-duty rack on the load floor. Exclusively for this purpose the vehicle was equipped with a hydro pneumatic chassis.