Established in 1898, DCD’s predecessor was founded in Cape Town, South Africa. Now, more than a century later, the DCD Group has firmly established itself as an international manufacturing and engineering conglomerate, providing products and solutions to the defence industry.
This success is largely attributed to our dedication to technical expertise, and a track record for excellent quality. With a reputation for delivering within budget and on time, DCD Protected Mobility’s vehicles are fielded and in service on five continents across 19 countries. The United States Army is our largest customer.
A History of Safe Passage
As far back as 1940, DCD Protected Mobility manufactured armoured vehicles for World War II. Since then, we have provided safe passage for militants and civilians through various combat zones across the globe.
As the original equipment manufacturer of the Vehicle Mounted Mine Detector (“VMMD”) System, DCD Protected Mobility has established itself as a fully accredited, socially responsible, international systems house. In the United States market, we operate in partnership delivering the Chubby Mine Detection System. This partnership has successfully type-classified the VMMD System as the only South African solution on a US Government Programme of Record.
Success Through the Decades
Over the years, we have delivered special purpose tactical wheeled vehicles across the world, both during times of conflict and once combat had ceased.
Innovation for Assured Mobility
Predict actions and circumstances that could affect manoeuvrability
Detect early indicators of impediments to battlefield mobility
Prevent potential impediments to manoeuvrability from affecting battlefield mobility of the force; detect impediments and identify alternative mobility corridors
Avoid battlefield impediments
Neutralise, reduce, or overcome impediments that cannot be prevented or avoided