Lutra teams with UGV manufacturer DOK-ING

Photo: The DOK-ING MV-10 shown with flails. Grabs, lifting arms, ploughs, rollers, buckets and blades can be fitted.


Leading innovator and manufacturer of robotic vehicles in defence and security to co-operate with leading consultancy company on concepts, design, marketing & sales

Zagreb Croatia, Stalbridge Dorset UK xx Jan 2014. Leading UGV company, DOK-ING Ltd and international business consultancy Lutra Associates Limited have announced today that they are to co-operate on developing new opportunities for UGVs. The joint activity includes concept definitions, market assessment, design, worldwide marketing and sales assistance.

DOK-ING provides world class remote controlled ground vehicles (UGVs) most notably in the defence and security, mining and mineral extraction, firefighting and crisis intervention sectors. Lutra Associates Limited provides consultancy for business development and support and expertise in the defence and security markets.

In addition to its work in crisis intervention in catastrophic situations, firefighting, mining and mineral extraction DOK-ING’s UGVs are optimised for the defence and security sectors. DOK-ING is a worldwide leader in remote controlled solutions for countering improvised explosive devices (CIED), explosive ordnance disposal (EOD), surveillance, remote handling of hazardous material and earth moving in dangerous situations e.g. under fire or in minefields. DOK-ING UGVs are spread across the world, most notably in a Program of Record with the M160 (MV-4) route proving and clearance systems for the US Army in support of Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan.

Lutra brings years of expertise and experience in the UGV arena including electronic warfare and support, electro optics/optronics, chemical biological radiological and nuclear (CBRN), EOD and CIED. Lutra Associates Ltd experts will provide DOK-ING with market support, training and capability development, ethics, environmental protection, human factors in health and safety and MMI.

Gordan Kolak, DOK-ING’s Chief Executive Officer stated, “It’s fantastic to find a company with a concentration of skills and experience that Lutra packs into such a small team. From top to bottom, Lutra consists of a multi-skilled team of experts. Their network is solid and vast and they truly live up to their claim to being the ‘A-Z’ in the Defence and Security industries. Lutra's international reach is extensive and providing pivotal support in expanding our international business”.

Speaking in Dorset, Tim Otter, Lutra's Chief Executive said “One visit to DOK-ING convinced us of their capability and credibility. Those of us who have been active in the UGV world are envious of their innovative approach to intractable problems. Their engineering solutions are practical, elegant, concise and based on world class engineering and innovation. We look forward to working with DOK-ING in an increasingly active way.”



The DOK-ING MV-4 shown with flails. Grabs, lifting arms, ploughs, rollers, buckets and blades can be fitted




The MVF-5 firefighting system and MVD- XLPD mining system, with operator to illustrate its reduced height for underground operations




For Further Information Contact

For DOK-ING                                                                      For Lutra
Ante Milicevic                                                                      Tim Otter
Vice President Business Development                           Chief Executive, Lutra Associates Ltd,
DOK-ING America.                                                            The Byre, Red Lion Court,
Member of the Board                                                         Church Hill,
Dorset, DT10 2LR, UK.
T+441963 548005.
M+447748 090802.

DOK-ING America LLC.
1775 Wiehle Ave, Suite 400
Reston, VA
Office.: 703-859-9144
Cell.: 602-373-5244


DOK-ING is a privately owned Croatian company established in 1991 registered for the production of robotized and special purposes systems and equipment. Headquarters, production facilities and service elements are located in the capital, Zagreb, with 15.000 square meters of design, production and office space. Secondary production facilities are located in Slunj some 50 km southwest of Zagreb. Branch offices are also located in the USA (DOK-ING America) and a subsidiary in South Africa (DOK-ING Africa), which supports programs for South African mines. DOK-ING employs 220 employees, 170 located in Zagreb, 30 in Slunj and 20 in South Africa. DOK-ING specialises in capturing the needs of the user and then producing effective solutions drawing on the skills and expertise of its partners around the globe.

The company motto is “Don't send a man to do a machine's job” and this is exemplified by their supply of robotic machines for Mining and Mineral Extraction, Humanitarian Demining, Military Route Clearance, Counter IED, Catastrophe Intervention and Firefighting roles. Systems include the MV-4 and MV-10 for demining and route

clearance, the MVF-5 for firefighting and catastrophe intervention and the MVD-XLPD for underground mine operations. Close to one hundred MV-4s are deployed currently in Afghanistan to support the US Army in Operation Enduring Freedom. In addition the company is also a world leader and innovator in the development of Electric Vehicles especially luxury passenger cars.


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