The Puma 4×4 wheeled armoured personnel carrier (APC) by STREIT Group is suitable for use in military, law enforcement, fire support and counter-terrorism operations.
The APC was unveiled for the first time at the International Defence Exhibition and Conference (IDEX) 2013. It was also showcased at the MSPO International Defence Industry equipment exhibition held in Poland in September 2014.
Puma APC design and features
The Puma armoured personnel carrier features capsule body design integrating a transfer case enclosed with V-shape tray. The hull is constructed with a steel base for protection against ballistic and blast threats. The vehicle also features anti-riot mesh on windows and a blast mitigation floor mat. The crew section offers CEN Level BR6 protection.
The vehicle can carry six personnel and two crew members. It features a drop seat layout and can be optionally fitted with bench seating to create additional stowage. It is designed to suit high-speed mobility operations by quick reaction forces and convoy escort duties. It also features lockable fuel doors, heavy-duty door hinges, reinforced door pillars and posts, as well as internal locking system on all doors.
The standard Puma APC comes with additional equipment, including fire suppression system, air-conditioning system, GPS system and rear view camera. The vehicle is equipped with 12V electric system. The lighting systems include red and blue strobe lights, red and white dome lights, and roof-mounted searchlights with toggle control switches. The vehicle also includes additional equipment such as power mirrors, intercom, siren, radio and public address system.
The APC has a length of 5.13m, width of 2.15m and height of 2.21m. The mission-ready curb weight of the vehicle is 5,500kg.
Armament aboard armoured personnel carrier
The Puma APC is fitted with a universal turret ring and a roof turret, suitable to accommodate a standard 50Cal machine gun (MG). The turret can also be mounted with a 12.7mm machine gun or 40mm automatic grenade launcher (AGL).
The STREIT Group Cobra 4×4 APC is intended for law enforcement and paramilitary branches for transporting troops in hostile environments.
The vehicle also features a wall gun-port, gun rack and remote weapon station. It can also be fitted with client-specific weapon systems.
Puma APC engine details
The Puma APC is powered by an aluminium i-Force V8 engine with DOHC E85 flex fuel 32-valve with dual independent variable valve timing with intelligence (VVT-i). The 5.7l petrol engine, coupled to a six-speed electronically controlled automatic transmission with intelligence (ECT-i) system, generates 381hp at 5,600rpm.
The vehicle has a fuel tank storage capacity of 26.4gal. It also includes sequential shift mode, uphill / downhill shift logic and TOW/HAUL mode.
The Puma APC can be utilised in rough terrain and obstacle crossing operations. The vehicle is fitted with independent coil-spring high-mounted double-wishbone suspension system. It features power-assisted ventilated 13.9in front and 13.6in rear disc brakes, and also comes with Star Safety System™.
The vehicle features hydraulic power rack-and-pinion steering system. It is fitted with Michelin XZL 395/85R20 wheels and tires. The ground clearance and curb-to-curb turning circle diameter of the vehicle are 345mm and 11.3m respectively.
The APC has an approach angle of 42.5° and departure angle of 31.5°. It is capable of operating in temperatures ranging between -20°C and 55°C.
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