(Phoenix, AZ – June 20, 2013) The Armored Group (TAG) is proud to announce the launch of their new Ballistic Armored Tactical Transport S AP (BATT), which will be on display in booth #330 at the National Sheriffs’ Association Annual Conference Exhibitor Show taking place June 24th and 25th in Charlotte, North Carolina. The newest BATT S AP was developed to provide unequalled safety features and tactical capabilities in the field for deployment, extraction and medic services.
The Armored Group’s BATT S AP was specifically designed for law enforcement agencies that needed armored personnel vehicles armored to protect against NIJ IV and .50 Caliber Ball Round threats, but had limited budgets available to outfit their tactical teams. This vehicle offers maximum protection on a patrol-sized Ford F-550 chassis, yet allows for the movement of 12-14 fully geared officers. Although sporting the Ford OEM hood, we used our extensive experience in the armored SUV and Sedan field to incorporate the engine bay armor protection behind the fenders, behind the headlights and under the hood. This process helps allow us to lower production costs and weight constraints on our unit, which enables us to pass these advantages on to our customers by providing a lower entry cost into high levels of armor and extending the unit to offer more room to transport more officers.
Like our BATT, the “S” Series was specifically engineered and designed for officers in full gear to sit and use comfortably. The BATT Family of armored personnel carriers have more tactical advantages built into the vehicle than any other unit on the market. Our base model units give your department the safest, most upgradeable, flexible, and versatile armored vehicle platform specifically designed for law enforcement available today.
Some of the specific, state-of-the-art features of the BATT S AP include:
- Designed to hold 12-14 officers
- Advanced engineered curved 1-piece wall design
- Armor behind front fenders, behind head lights, & under hood
- Custom designed flip-up rescue seat to allow side entry/exit
- Adjustable (3-height) custom flush-in-floor sniper step
- Passenger cabin door custom designed to allow entry/exit
- Flip-out running boards to provide a safer platform for officers riding on the rails
- Rotating turret with multiple locking positions and optic ready port
- Large rear HVAC system
- Roof and side wall insulation
- 4 x 4
- V Mux control panel system
- Extended rear officers area to hold more officers
- Under seat storage
- Re-engineered to accept the NIJ IV and .50 caliber ballistic ammo protection packages
- The only size unit available in its’ price range
“Because of its’ protection level, deployment and operational capabilities, size and cost, the BATT S AP has quickly become a crucial tool and economical solution for many law enforcement agencies across the country,” said Robert Pazderka, president and founder of The Armored Group. “We were aware of the financial limitations that many agencies have these days and it appears the BATT S AP provides a great solution. In order to offer them additional financial assistance we provide free grant writing for our units that are eligible for grants through the GSA 1122 program.”
For agencies that require larger vehicles, The Armored Group offers the BATT XL, which has the ability to carry over 15 fully-geared officers. Also available is the BATT S NIJ III Edition which was designed for departments requiring rifle round armor at an affordable starting price. Our BATT S NIJ III Editions start at pricing for less than the cost of up fitting older Peacekeepers and brings with it new armor, a new chassis, updated tactical abilities, and full factory warranties.
TAG also has a complete non-armored specialty division that builds units for warrants/raids (I.e. our NTOA Tested and Recommended RDV), Hostage Negotiators, EOD, Command Centers, Crime Scene, Equipment trucks, etc.
About The Armored Group
The Armored Group (TAG) has over 20 years of experience engineering, manufacturing and modifying armored vehicles for use by government military agencies, law enforcement, private businesses and individual citizens around the world. TAG will engineer, design, build or modify tactical armored vehicles for any terrain and any environment. They specialize in three categories of armored vehicles: armored personnel carriers, personal protection vehicles and cash-in-transit vehicles.
TAG provides the highest quality armored vehicles available and sets the standard for customization, reliability and protection. To ensure that all TAG vehicles meet the highest standards of safety, they undergo extreme ballistics testing and have received VPAM-BVR 2009/VR7 Ballistic/ERV 2010 Blast Certification for their Toyota Land Cruiser and Toyota Hilux armoring solutions.
All facilities are ISO 9001 certified and managed by fully qualified and experienced professionals who serve customers around the world.
TAG is a full-line commercial armored vehicles builder and has provided customized engineering, design and building solutions to a vast array of clients including law enforcement agencies all over the world, Brinks, Loomis, Dunbar Armored, KBR, Lockheed Martin, DynCorp, U.S. Army and Air Force, U.S. and foreign governments and agencies such as the DOD, DOS and the United Nations.