The Ministry of defense of Ukraine instead of the Ukrainian armored vehicles “Dozor-B” buys the Polish equivalent of “Oncilla”
This is stated in the reply of Department to information request of “Radio Liberty”.
“The Ministry of defense of Ukraine, in accordance with the state defense order for the 2018 and 2019 years, the procurement of the Polish armored personnel carriers 4×4 Oncilla (similar to TKBM “Dozor-B”),” – said the Department for military-technical policy, development of weapons and military equipment of the defense Ministry.
Over the past two years, the Department has not purchased any Ukrainian armored vehicles “Dozor-B”.
The defense Ministry did not reported about the shortcomings of TKBM “Dozor-B”, discovered during the operation.
The Director of the Lviv plant Victor Androshchuk announced that the company no longer produces “Dozor-B”: after 2016 there were no orders.
“According to the military, exploited the “Antilla”, the machine is assembled with higher quality, more spacious layout inside. The machine is not noisy inside the brake system meets, recharging comes from within”, — said the head of Association of manufacturers of armament and military equipment of Ukraine Ruslan Dzhalilov.
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As noted, tactical combat wheeled vehicle “Dozor-B” is the development of “Kharkiv design Bureau of machine building imeni Morozova”. The armored car made in Lviv armored plant, which is part of Ukroboronprom. The Ukrainian Dozor was first presented in 2004. In 2016 APU gave the first and only party TKBM “Dozor-B” consisting of ten armored vehicles.
In July 2017, the then President Petro Poroshenko said that at Lviv armored will be built 20 new armored cars “Patrol” and received 920 million plant will be directed to tanks, fire trucks and new “Watchers”. In August of the same year, the former President said that the plant produces 6 cars to fix discovered during testing deficiencies, and the defense Ministry has reduced the order for them.
With a weight of 8.5 tons, “Patrol” speeds up to 100 km/h in addition to the crew, the machine can accommodate 6 people. Armour car can withstand a hit from small arms 7.62. “The watch” fitted with remotely controlled heavy machine gun.
Polish armored car “Oncilla” looks like “Watch”, as it was created on the basis of Ukrainian development. To this end, Poland bought from Ukraine a license to manufacture. The first “Oncilla” presented in 2013.
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