Armored VehiclesArmored vehicles are divided into different resistance classes and / or fire classes. However, it is not the resistance of the entire vehicle but the resistance of the different materials used.
The resistance classes shows, which weapon has what impact onto the armored material.
EN 1063 defines the standard for the glazing and
EN 1522 and EN 1523 define the properties for the non-transparent materials of the other body parts.
The certifications of the vehicles in the respective resistance class are carried out in Germany by the German legal authorities in Mellrichstadt, Munich and Ulm.
Previously, the classes were divided from B1 to B7 ("shot class") for body parts and, similarly, with BR1 to BR7 for glazing. In general these designations are no longer used as they do not correspond to a tested standard.
Today, the abbreviation VR stands for "Vehicle Resistance".
All vehicles used by us are tested and armored according to the regulation:
VPAM BRV 2009 VR7 or VR9 (formerly B6 or B7).
VR7 (B6) has a steel thickness of 8 mm and a glazing thickness of 40 mm. Bombardment: max. Caliber 7.62 x 51 HC
VR9 (B7), on the other hand, has a thickness of 10.5 mm and a thickness of 68 mm. Bombardment: max. Caliber 7.62 x 51 HC
In addition to attacks with firearms, such vehicles also protect the occupants from attacks with IED / USBV, mines, UXOS, explosives, axes, breaker bars and fire bombs (Molotov cocktails).
The armor of a special protection vehicle can guarantee maximum, but not 100% safety, to its occupants. In most cases, special protection vehicles represent only a part of all the measures for the protection of persons. A very important component for a safe journey is the driver's driving behavior and the driving skills.
All drivers of one of our special protection vehicles should have a personal protection training but must have completed a special drivers training. If necessary, we can provide you with trained personnel.
In order to further increase your safety, we often form convoys. The accompanying vehicles are also special protection vehicles, for example, an injured guardian can change into an armored companion vehicle after an accident. On motorways, escort vehicles are used to shield against vehicles approaching close up. In the case of a targeted attack, the crew of one of our escort vehicles can fight the attackers in order to allow the vehicle of the guardian to escape as quickly as possible.