This was the same APC i saw in Abuja some weeks ago close to the National Conference Centre. Fear no let me snap the pic…Yanyan bomb blast happened a week before.
My first sighting of this Cougar Mk.I APC was at the ECOWAS Secretariat at Abuja in 2012.
Here are the APCs in the NAIRALAND weblink you posted elsewhere
PITBULL FX 550….the black coloured APCs
The new APCs painted in desert camo are almost certainly the STREIT SPARTAN Mk.3 APCs which, alongside the BigFoot MRAPs and BALLISTIC ARMOURED TACTICAL TRANSPORT (BATT) APCs are the newest armoured carriers delivered to the NA…possibly wef Dec 10th 2013 or later.
Notice the similarity between the turret area of this Streit Cougar APC’s turret and that of the Army APC painted in desert camouflage
There are chaps from STREIT who are among us. They should be able to tell it like it is. Those are no PROFORCE APCs though.
The black one does indeed look like one mean pit-bull.
But Oga Beeg the Pit Bull and The Spartan MK3 look very much alike
I’m sorry, I see no reason for this purchase. It looks like a waste of money to me.
Proforce PF2 MK II looks exactly like this, if not sturdier in my opinion.
Really no point acquiring this sort of vehicle when their is a local alternative available.
The only good reason will be production rates.
Currently, I believe ProForce can only manufacture a handful of the PF2 MK II each month.
ProForce is probably working at full capacity with backlog of orders.
If anyone has data on ProForce manufacturing rates and backlogs, it will be much appreciated.
You may be right, probabley are but due to our fire brigade approach We are caught between a rock and a hard place. Right now just maybe BECAUSE OF ALL THE BAD PUBLICITY and now they are actually u nder a lot of intense pressure to show what $1b can buy now it appears they are on a shopping spree do not forget this is the same type of situation they found themselves in the N’ DELTA SWAP OUT THE THIN SKINNED FOR BOATS AND YOU HAVE THE SAME SCENARIO.
Having said that I do not expect to see any of these purchases on any U.N. logs anytime soon.
The company can churn out 450 vehicles a year. Even if you’re under an american invasion, 450 vehicles is a good number.
Most of the vehicles churned out are just put through the up-armouring process.
By that I mean an individual or corporate body bring an SUV and ProForce adds ballistic protection to it.
Building the PF2 MKII is much more labour intensive.
I like ProForce, I am just suggesting that they may have their hands full.
Generals Bharat and Obix, could you possibly process the two photos of the APC painted in desert camo in that NAIRALAND link on TINYPIC…like you did with the BigFoot and post here for us? Thanks a bunch
Lol….. I know what armouring is. According to the C.E.O of proforce his company can produce 450 armoured vehicles in a year.
The report also stated there are other facilities in Port-Harcourt and Abuja.
The advantage I see in the Spartan Mk 3 is the speed…120 km/h and good for hot pursuit of Bokos. It’s speed beats Cobra and Big Foot.
Spartan Mk3 comes in both a 300hp and 400hp versions. The 300hp was configured for Middle East and Africa due to the quality of fuels. Even with the 300hp engine the vehicle can maintain speeds of 140km (but not recommend if the driver is not fully trained). The US versions (also sold under the name of Pitbull and Cyclone) that starts at 400hp I can now tune it to upwards of 500hp.
Oga xkennx, what is it protection like? Can RWS be mounted on it? How much does it go for? With the 400-500hp engine, what’s it range on a full tank?
The Spartan/Pitbull/Cyclone/Warrior – all based on the Ford F-550 chassis. These are all roughly the same style of vehicle just few custom modifications per clients requirements. All of these vehicles can be armored in protection levels of FB4, FB6, FB7, and STANAG 1. The higher the protection level, the lower the payload will be. The Ford F-550 comes in 141″ and 165″ wheel bases.
With regards to a RWS (remote weapon system) can be installed on any vehicle. The F-550 has a dual alternator option so you can replace the two OEM 12v alternators to 1 12v 390amp and 1 24v 150amp. The 24v system can power the RWS and military comm equipment, and use the upgraded 12v to power the based vehicle.
I can not recommend the 400hp or modified 500hp for the Africa due to the quality of Diesel fuel. To achieve these types of hp I can not stress the quality of low sulfur fuel needed, or there will be major issues. (Possible engine failure)
Question of MPG/range…………. Because these types of vehicles do not do normal “city” driving, the quality of fuel, and more important driver training (which is usually the largest factor). I honestly I can’t put anything on paper. In the Middle East I was seeing numbers like 8mpg.
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