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Ballistic Armored Tactical Transport (BATT) with Texas storms in the background. 4swat.com

Ballistic Armored Tactical Transport (BATT) with Texas storms in the background. 4swat.com

Roll deep.
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Roll deep.

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Topeka (KS) PD use an armored BATT to breach home & arrest suspect.http://t.co/vC6FA9iWh3

Topeka (KS) PD use an to breach home & arrest suspect.

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Built to stop just about anything that comes its way. The BATT armored rescue vehicle. http://4swat.com

Built to stop just about anything that comes its way. The armored rescue vehicle.

The Armored Group partnered with Delia Tactical and TDTUSA on their latest vehicle. What do you think?

The Armored Group partnered with Delia Tactical and TDTUSA on their latest vehicle. What do you think?

Have you met our representative, “JJ” (aka Jeremy Johnson)? Follow him on Twitter for more The Armored Group news!

Have you met our representative, “JJ” (aka Jeremy Johnson)? Follow him on Twitter for more The Armored Group news!

Introducing The Armored Group’s Newest BATT! This BATT features 4 doors and tools from Delia Tactical! 

Introducing The Armored Group’s Newest BATT! This BATT features 4 doors and tools from Delia Tactical! 

What conferences will YOU be at this year? TAG went to the TTOPA conference in Houston, TX almost a month ago. That’s where we debuted our first 4-door BATT. Pics to come soon!

What conferences will YOU be at this year? TAG went to the TTOPA conference in Houston, TX almost a month ago. That’s where we debuted our first 4-door BATT. Pics to come soon!

New bullet-resistant #BATT! Keep up with all of our news on our Twitter feed!

New bullet-resistant #BATT! Keep up with all of our news on our Twitter feed!

#TBT - This time last Thursday, vehicle specialist Jeremy Johnson and Government contract specialist Edgar McGualey were at the TTOPA conference in Houston at the Greenspoint Hilton!

#TBT - This time last Thursday, vehicle specialist Jeremy Johnson and Government contract specialist Edgar McGualey were at the TTOPA conference in Houston at the Greenspoint Hilton!

Snowed in? Maybe you should invest in a BATT to get through any weather and road condition.

Snowed in? Maybe you should invest in a BATT to get through any weather and road condition.

#BATTs are our top tactical vehicles. Find out how each of the model specifications compare! - http://bit.ly/1dUJAxa

#BATTs are our top tactical vehicles. Find out how each of the model specifications compare! - http://bit.ly/1dUJAxa

Looks like we forgot to wish our Tumblr fans Happy Valentine’s Day. Well…will you accept a Happy National Battery Day with a BATT?

Looks like we forgot to wish our Tumblr fans Happy Valentine’s Day. Well…will you accept a Happy National Battery Day with a BATT?

What Makes the Perfect Armored Vehicle?

If you have ever been employed by the military, fire department or police organizations, you will probably understand the importance of certain vehicles commonly known as BATTs or RDVs. Civilians, however, may not as understand what those terms even mean.

BATT stands for Ballistic Armored Tactical Transport, and the best visualization of them is the heavy-duty cash transit trucks often spotted outside banks or department stores. RDVs are Rapid Deployment Vehicles, which are typically either armored or unarmored. Have you ever driven by a crime scene and noticed a box-esque truck vehicle with a crew nearby? RDVs are often used as a command center or as a transport of SWAT units.

For some military operations, a tank-like vehicle is used to transport a platoon to a desired destination, can be used to fight against mob crowds as an intimidation factor, or can be utilized as a barricade. Large vehicles are not all that the armored vehicle industry has to offer. Did you know that trucks, SUVs, and sedans can also be armored?

A couple of months ago, our recent blog post discussed what types of clients would use a certain company’s armored vehicles, as well as briefly covering the types of vehicles that these clients would look for. Celebrities and private elite clients often use luxury vehicles made by high-end brands like Cadillac and Rolls Royce. Families could benefit from having an armored Suburban or Land Cruiser if security is an important feature to them. Regardless of the types of vehicle and who the drivers are, what exactly makes the perfect armored vehicle?

The level of security is the foremost determining factor in what creates the ultimate armored vehicle. The necessary thickness and type of steel plating to protect the main frame of your vehicle varies due to the type of protection package needed. If you live in a bad area where gunfire or major gang activity occurs, you would most likely qualify for B4 protection. This classification protects against common hand guns, with bullet sizes ranging from .22 to 9 mm. Vehicle plating helps its occupants from being impacted by bullets long enough for you to escape. Elite clients most likely prefer B6 protection because the size of bullets and types of guns that eject these bullets can often be used by a sniper or someone who could be a serious threat to them. Military and tactical organizations, such as police and sheriff departments, tend to opt for B6 to B7 ratings for even further protection.

Other components to the perfect armored vehicle include bullet resistant glass. Did you know that ballistic glass is actually a layered combination of plastic and glass? No standard glass is truly bullet proof, but it does give intended targets a longer time to prepare an escape plan.

Speaking of an escape plan, the following list of armored vehicle options help aid fleeing a dangerous situation quickly and more efficiently:

  • Run-Flats - allows a vehicle to continue running even if tires are shot at
  • Smoke Screen Machines - creates a smoke screen thick enough to distract your attacker as you escape
  • Strobe Lights - potentially blinds your attackers while encouraging other vehicles to ease out of the way as you plan your escape
  • Vehicle Component Plating - protects key elements of your vehicle, such as your gas tank, battery and radiator, from potential bullet spray
  • Floor Blast Protection - if your vehicle is exposed to an explosive device, floor blast protection will keep you safe
  • Vehicle Compensation - since armored vehicle protection is drastically heavier than stock vehicles without protection, compensation needs to be made for the extra weight in the door hinges, suspension, and brakes

For those serious about protection within their vehicle, extra features are available outside the standard armoring packages. If you are interested in purchasing a vehicle already armored, or you seek to customize one, speak to an armored vehicle company representative about the extra features that will offer protection.

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The Armored Group is one of the leading armored vehicle companies, with both national and international clients. Our reputation has been built upon our main mission statement, which is to protect you, the individual, in our vehicles, from day-to-day civilians to top-tier wealthy individuals. Please take some time to read about our armored vehicle company or instead give us a call at 1.855.824.7233 for more information! 

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