DCD-Dorbyl » Mountain Lion
At IDEX 2011 DCD-Dorbyl from South Africa presents their new armored utility vehicle Mountain Lion. Engineered for a demandingly high payload while ensuring crew survivability, the Mountain Lion enhances the mobility of combat forces and extends expeditionary capabilities. The Mountain Lion’s unique design incorporates a single piece (monocoque) v-shaped armored hull. This ensures maximum protection from blast threats and offers superb ballistic protection against conventional ammunition and Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs). The vehicle can carry a crew of up to 2 plus 8 soldiers complete with their kit and special equipment for at least a 48 hour combat mission. It can makes a wide range of command and control functions as well as route clearance and combat support roles. Tactical mobility and crew comfort (endurance) during missions is achieved through the combination of a powerful 300 hp, 810 lb-ft engine coupled with a six speed automatic transmission, suitably matched transfer transmission and planetary axles fitted with double wishbone fully independent suspension and coil springs which have been integrated with LORD Magneto-Rheological (MR) Semi Active Dampers. The Mountain Lion is equipped with the unique Four Wheel Steer (4WS) system that has been combat proven on the Husky VMMD. This dramatically reduces the turning circle enhancing the Mountain Lion’s mobility in close terrain and urban areas. The new Mountain Lion is equipped with the Automatic Fire Extinguisher System (AFES) and can be transported in a C-130 aircraft without any preparations.