Tuesday, July 23, 2024

Armed Forces of Ukraine will receive its first batch of «Dozor-B» light armored personnel carrier

The Armed Forces of Ukraine  will receive its first batch of «Dozor-B» light armored personnel carrier  4×4 designed in Ukraine by the Kharkiv Morozov Machine Building Design Bureau (SOE KMDB) and  produced by State Enterprise “Lviv Armored Plant”.

Light armored personnel carrier DOZOR-B is designed to protect the crew and troops from small arms fire, shrapnel and mines namely: from 7.62-mm armor piercing bullets at distance 30 meters and from shrapnel of 150 mm high-explosive shell, exploded at the distance of 50 meters.

The vehicle is equipped with:

  • air conditioning system and air cleaning
  • ventilation system with forced air
  • circulation and removal of powder gases when firing small arms
  • liquid type heating system
  • centralized paging wheels system
  • communications equipment
  • satellite navigation system
  • winch with a pulling force of 6800 kg
  • smoke protection system

Main Specifications




Type Light wheeled armored personnel carrier
Wheel arrangement 4х4
Full weight kg 8450
Combat unit:
crew pers 3
troops pers 8
Overall dimenstions
  length mm 5400 (with winch  5650)
  width mm 2450
  height mm 2300 (by AA mount – 2700)
base length mm 3100
gauge width mm 2000
ground clearance mm 400
Mark DEUTZ BF4M 1013FC
Type four-cylinder with turbocharging
Quantity of cylinders pcs 4
Radius of turn m 9,8
The maximal speed of movement on highway km/h 90…100
Cruising range on highway km 700
Fuel margin l 146
Maximum angle of climb degree 31
Maximum angle of roll degree 24
Fording depth m, not more than 1,0
Armament Anti-aircraft machine gun mount
type Independent, closed, with remote guidance drives and electrical starting
Anti-aircraft machine gun mount firing angles
  horizontal degree 360
  vertical degree from minus 3 to plus 68
Machine gun NSVT (КТ-12,7)
Caliber mm 12,7
Rate of fire rpm 700-800
Aiming range:
   air targets m 1600
   ground tragets m 1600
Rate of fire rpm up to 150
Unit of fire cartridges 450
Sight optical, monocular, periscope
Mark PZU-5(PZU-7)
Driver’s Night Vision Device ТВН-5 pcs 1
Type binocular, periscope, active-passive
Viewing range m up to180
Day observation device ТНПО-160 pcs 2 (installed on the commander’s and driver’s workstation)
Type prism with heating
Day observation device ТНП-165А pcs 4 (in troops compartment)
Type prism
Type four-stroke, four-cylinder, in-line diesel with turbocharging and intercooling
Mark DEUTZ BF 4M 1013 FC
Maximal power at 3600 rpm of crankshaft kW (hp) 140 (190,5)
Gearbox Allison 1000LCT
Type automatic, planetary
Number of gear (forward/rear) 5/1
Suspension independent, torsional
Tire peumatic, tubeless MISHELIN XZL MPT TL 335/80 R20 or KORMORAN D ON/OFF TL 295/80 R22,5
mark Р-173М
type transceiver, ultrashort wave, simplex with frequency modulation
Internal communication equipment АВСК1
typeNumber of users Telephonic with electro-magnetic laryngophones
Navigation support system SN-3003Е
type satellite
Air conditioning system conditioner
Cooling capacity kW 6,5

The first batch of armored vehicles will receive for Ukrainian Army  in late April.

The director Roman Tymkiv of the Lviv factory armored  , which produces new DOZOR-B  reported that, Ukranian armored personnel carrier It will also be exported.

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