Friday, January 22, 2021

Senegalese parade reveals Oncilla armoured personnel carriers

The Senegalese Defence Forces showed off its new Oncilla armoured personnel carriers in a parade held in the Dakar on 4 April. Senegal celebrated the 57th anniversary of its independence on Tuesday in its capital Dakar.

The Oncilla is a light armoured personnel carrier produced by Cyprus-based company Lacenaire Ltd. The Oncilla project is produced on the basis of the Dozor-B armored personnel carrier privately developed by Kharkiv Morozov Machine Building Design Bureau (KMDB) in Ukraine.

Lacenaire’s original Oncilla armored personnel carrier has been equipped with a diesel engines IVECO NEF 4 ENTC (209,5 hp), and Allison 1000 automatic 6+1 speeds gearbox, allowing a maximum highway speed of 120 km/h. The fuel range is 750 km.

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Oncilla APC is protected by a Level 2 (STANAG 4569) of armor protection in standard configuration, and can be upgraded after installation of outboard passive armor up to Level 3 (STANAG 4569).

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