Eurosatory 2016

Well protected and multi-purpose [ES2016D4]

16 June 2016

UkrOboronProm (Ukrainian Defence Industry, Hall 5, Stand H801) has brought its latest production standard Dozor-B (4x4) armoured personnel carrier (APC) to Paris.

The Dozor-B is manufactured by the Lvov facility and can be fitted with a variety of roof-mounted weapons ranging from an unprotected 12.7mm machine gun (MG) to a variety of remote controlled weapon stations (RCWSs), including some armed with missiles.

The Dozor-B being shown at Eurosatory is armed with a roof-mounted 12.7mm MG. The gunner is provided with their own seat to the rear of driver.

In addition to the commander and driver seated to the rear of the protected engine compartment, the Dozor-B can carry six dismounts seated on blast-attenuating seats in the raised troop compartment at the rear. They can rapidly enter and leave the vehicle via a large door in the hull rear.

The Dozor-B is powered by a German diesel engine coupled to a fully automatic Allison transmission that gives a maximum road speed of 120km/h and an operating range of around 700km.

The hull is of all-welded steel and standard equipment includes powered steering, spall liners, an NBC system of the overpressure type, a front-mounted winch and a fire detection and suppression system. It can be fitted with a central tyre inflation system or run-flat tyres and, as usual, there are numerous options.

As well as being used as an APC, the Dozor-B is targeted at more specialised roles such as ambulance, command post vehicle and weapons carrier.

A number of other key defence contractors from Ukraine are also marketing their products at Eurosatory.

The famous Kharkiv Morozov Machine Building Design Bureau has a long record in the development of main battle tanks including the latest Oplot, which is in production for the Ukrainian market; the Royal Thai Army has taken delivery of 49 vehicles.

State Kyiv Design Bureau Luchs manufactures a wide range of missile systems including a complete family of gun-launched laser-guided projectiles (LGPs).

These include some LGPs that can be fired from western 90mm and 105mm weapons.

State Design Bureau Artillery Armament carries out R&D of all types of weapons as well as overhauling existing weapons.

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