An escort vehicle has been
developed by the Danish Army Material Command and the
Army Combat School. A prototype was produced in 2004/2005 by the Army
Production Facilities in Hjoerring. The purpose of the
vehicle is to provide the soldiers with better protection
The vehicle is mounted with mesh on the drivers side of
the front window. The vehicle has 8 76 mm smoke
dischargers and mount for machine guns front and rear. It
seats 3 to 5 soldiers depending on configuration. The
soldiers is partly protected from scrapnells and fire
from small arms by kevlar plates. A search light and wire
cutter is mounted on the roll bar. A radio rack is
mounted on the left hand side, providing mounts for 2
VHF-radios, 1 HF-radio and ECM-equipment.
Mount for a 2.5 ton Sepson winch with remote control is
mounted front and rear.
Some 30 vehicles are to be produced at the Army
Production Facilities, and were scheduled to be delivered
to the Danish forces in Iraq in late July 2005.
At the same time all the Mercedes-Benz 240GD (approx. 80
vehicles) in Iraq have been superseded with the G270CDI
mounted with a Vehicle Protection Kit.