Ocelot Force Protection mine protected wheeled armoured vehicle US army United States technical data

 
 
Ocelot Mine protected wheeled armoured vehicle
 
 
Ocelot Force Protection mine protected vehicle technical data sheet description specifications information identification US army United States American LPPV program
 
 
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General information 
Ocelot is a radically different breed. Unlike mine-protected vehicles based on existing commercial chassis, Ocelot is based on modular flexibility. The Ocelot is produced by the US Company Force Protection, for the requirement of British Ministry of Defense for a new armoured vehicle with high protection, for the troops deployed to the new combat area. The first demonstrator was completed in 2009. The Ocelot is presented for the first time at DSEI 2009. This imaginative, new from the ground up design, integrates V-hull, blast protection technology with a demountable protected crew pod that allows multiple configurations for different roles. The modular crew pod is made with light advanced composite materials that allow Ocelot to meet and and/or exceed UK MoD Light Protected Patrol Vehicle survivability, mobility, payload and gross weight requirements. Developed jointly by Force Protection Europe Limited, the UK subsidiary of the manufacturer of the Mastiff and Ridgback MRAP vehicles, and its partners Ricardo UK Limited, whose whole-vehicle and sub-system design and optimization is successfully deployed in UK MoD programmes such as fire support Vixen. In essence, the Mastiff and the Land Rover fire support kit have sired an agile prodigy: the Ocelot.
The 27 April 2010, Force Protection Europe a wholly owned subsidiary of Force Protection Industries, Inc., received a contract from the United Kingdom Ministry of Defence (MoD) for the purchase of two Ocelot vehicles for further testing in respect of the Light Protected Patrol Vehicle (LPPV) program. Designed to meet the British requirement for LPPV the Ocelot is designed for a gross vehicle weight of 7.5 tons, carrying a payload 2 tons. The patrol version accommodates six soldiers (2+4), the weapon carrier WMIK version (Weapon Mounted Installation Kit) carries 2+2 while the logistical variant seats a crew of two. In addition to the British LPPV competition, Ocelot has also been offered for the Australian Land 121 Project Overlander program. Force Protection Europe Ltd (FPE), a Force Protection, Inc. (NASDAQ:FRPT) group company, announced in September 2010 that it has been selected by the United Kingdom (U.K.) Ministry of Defence (MoD) as the preferred bidder in the Light Protected Patrol Vehicle (LPPV) program. The initial Ocelot vehicles are expected to be available for the training of U.K. forces in 2011. Formal contract negotiations (including final determination of vehicle quantities and price) between FPE and the U.K. MoD will begin shortly. Having recently won a major British competition with its Ocelot vehicle, Force Protection is preparing to go after the American market, according to the company's chief operating officer. Force Protection has briefed U.S. Army and Marine Corps leaders on the Ocelot, but the company wanted to secure a win in the U.K.'s light protected patrol vehicle (LPPV) program before pushing it aggressively in the United States, said Randy Hutcherson, chief operating officer for Force Protection, Ladson, S.C.
 
Variants:
- Fire Support vehicle
- Protected logistic vehicle
 
Technical data 
Armament
For the first protype of Ocelot, there is no armament. But the Ocelot can be fitted with a remote controlled weapon station armed with weapons up to 12,7 mm.
Protection
The Ocelot use a V-shaped armoured spline that runs the full lenght of the vehicle. The V-shaped hull configuration formed by the combination of skateboard and an armor protected pod provides a practical vehicle package with good maneuverability, operational flexibility and high levels of protection for the crew. The vehicle has integral ballistic and mine protection, while EFP and RPG protection necessitates additional appliqué armor kits. The skateboard spine also provides added protection to the internal automotive systems, improving operational robustness.
Propulsion
The Ocelot is motorised with a 6 cylinder, 4 stroke Diesel with turbo charge Steyr-Daimler-Puch 3. 2 litres, coupled a ZF fully automatic transmission with 6 speeds. The engine is mounted at the front of the vehicle, with hinges mounted at the forward part, for easing access and quickly removal to the battle field. The suspension is independent to give good cross country mobility. The Ocelot can climb a gradient of 60 degrees; tilt over 33 degrees angle and travel at a top speed of 110 km/h, accelerating to 80 km/h in 19.75 seconds. The fuel autonomy supports over 600 km of travel distance. Ocelot utilizes the four wheels steering Ocelot can turn in less than 12 m circle.
Accessories
In option, the Ocelot can be equipped with self recovery winch. The Ocelot can be equipped with an armour kit for protection against RPG and EFP.
 
Specifications
 
Armament
A 7.62 or 12.7 mm can be mounteed on the roof of the vehicle.
Country users
United Kingdom
Designer Company
Force Protection Europe LtD et Ricardo UK Limited now General Dynamics land Systems
Accessories
Climate control system.
Armor
Mine Blast and Ballistic protection. Protection against RPG and EFP add on kit.
Weight
7,500 kg
Speed
110 km/h
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Range
+600 km
 
 
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Ocelot Force Protection mine protected vehicle technical data sheet description specifications information identification US army United States American LPPV program
Ocelot Force Protection mine protected vehicle technical data sheet description specifications information identification US army United States American LPPV program
   
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