The Puma family of light armoured vehicles have low silhouettes and are available in 4x4 or 6x6 versions. The hull is made of all welded steel armour providing protection from small arms and shell splinters.
The centrally located commander’s cupola can be fitted with a machine gun up to a 12.7mm. The hull has been designed to accept add-on armour to provide increased protection. The Puma vehicles are powered by an Iveco 132 kW four-cylinder engine with a turbo-intercooler coupled to a 5 speed Renk automatic transmission.
Output from the gearbox passes through a transfer box to front and rear differentials. The vehicle has power assisted steering to the front axle on the 4x4 and to the two front axles on the 6x6. Powered assisted disc brakes are fitted in all wheels.Read more
The Puma is equipped with air-conditioning, heating, a pressurised NBC system, an engine compartment fire protection system (both automatic and manual) and a winch for self-recovery (electric on the 4x4 and hydraulic on the 6x6). The 4x4 PUMA carries four and the 6x6 carries seven personnel (including driver). All vehicle types have 2 rows of three Galix smoke dischargers.
The vehicle is configured so that additional weapon systems can be fitted. These include anti-tank systems (Milan or Panzerfaust), a 60 mm mortar, a crew machine gun and a 40 mm grenade launcher (individual weapon version). The Pumas are fitted with a laser warning system, automatic smoke grenade launchers and automatic fire protection system in the crew compartment. The Puma can be operated with the driver under armour using three day periscopes and night vision is provided by a light intensification device (IL). The vehicle is able to accommodate a number of different radio systems linked to three antennas. The Puma can be transported by a CH47C helicopter or a transport aircraft.