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Dozor-B/Oncilla Armored Personnel Carrier

Oncilla APC


Country of Origin/Used by: Ukraine, Poland & Senegal
First Produced/Service Dates: Dozor-B = 2007?
Oncilla = 2017?
Manufactured by: Dozor-B: Kharkov Morozov Machine Building Design Bureau
Oncilla: Lacenaire Limited Company/Mista SP Z.O.O.
Crew: 3+6 or 8
Armament: (1) 12.7mm NSV Heavy Machine Gun either in Turret or mounted on Remote Weapons Station
Engine: 4-Cylinder Turbo-Diesel [Deutz BF 4 M 1013 FC, Iveco 8142.38.11 (Dozor-B only?) or Iveco NEF 4 ENTC]
Miscellaneous Info: The Dozor-B Armored Personnel Carrier (APC) was first commenced in either 2004 or 2007, depending on the source of information.  "Dozor" in Ukrainian is translated as "Guardian" or "(The) Watch" in English.  Although in its main role was as an APC, it could also perform other duties, including casualty evacuation, command/control, Nuclear/Biological/Chemical (NBC) reconnaissance, patrol and reconnaissance. In addition, there was an unarmored utility/general-purpose vehicle produced, which was named the Dozor-A.  However, it is unclear if any were ever purchased or went into service. Regardless of the Dozor-B's beginning date, its development was very slow and didn't get produced in any number until 2014-2015. By 2015, approximately 200 Dozors were supposed to have been put into service. Unfortunately, its long development period didn't appear to have helped and only a few vehicles were completed.  This was due to poor performance and funding issues, and all Ukrainian orders were reportedly cancelled in 2016.

However, in the mid to late 2010's, a group consisting of Lacenaire Limited Company of Malta and MISTA SP of Poland contracted to license produce the Dozor-B. That vehicle is named the Oncilla Multi-Purpose Dual-Axle 4x4 APC.  An Oncilla is small cat from Central/South America, also called the Northern Tiger Cat, Little Spotted Cat, or Tigrillo.   Like the Dozor-B, it can perform other duties as above.  However, it has also been fitted with equipment to perform those of a Riot/Police Vehicle.  Unlike the Dozor, its performance was good and a few were sold to Senegal and surprisingly, to Ukraine.
Data Sheet Available:   Dozor-B APC Sales Brochure (Kharkov Morozov Machine Building Design Bureau)
  Oncilla APC Sales Brochure (Lacenaire Limited Company)


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Dozor-A General Purpose Vehicle Photos Kharkov Morozov Machine Building Design Bureau
Dozor-B APC Photos Kharkov Morozov Machine Building Design Bureau
      Dozor-B APC Photos Ukroboronprom-Ukrainian Defense Industry
Oncilla Anti-Riot/Police Vehice Photos Mista SP Z.O.O.
Oncilla APC Photos Mista SP Z.O.O.

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Dozor-B APC Information & Photos Army-Guide.com
Dozor-B APC Information & Photos Army-Technology.com
Dozor-B APC Information & Photos Global Security.org
Dozor-B APC Information & Photos Military-Today.com
Dozor-B APC Information & Photos Strategic Bureau of Information on Defense
Oncilla APC Information & Photos Army-Guide.com
Oncilla APC Information & Photos Beryl EB
Oncilla APC Information & Photos Mista SP Z.O.O.


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