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The Armored Group Introduces its Newest Vehicle, the Terrier LT-79

Wednesday, April 11th, 2018

Terrier LT-79 offers tactical mobility, high protection level in light multi-role vehicles


(Phoenix, AZ – (April 10, 2018) The Armored Group (TAG), a leading worldwide provider of armored vehicles, has just introduced its newest law enforcement vehicle, the Terrier LT-79. This new vehicle developed by the TAG Research and Development Team represents a well-balanced combination of protection, off-road mobility and payload. Most importantly, it offers unparalleled tactical mobility and survivability to armored vehicle end-users worldwide, in any climate or setting.

The standard Terrier LT-79 will hold up to eight officers (2+6 in individual MIL-STD seats) or alternatively, seating for 10 (2+8) with optional bench seating, depending on the size of operators and amount of gear. The vehicle is agile and extremely versatile and is designed to protect individuals in dangerous operational environments. The vehicle is bound to become a vital means of transportation for SWAT teams, law enforcement and military personnel that need a highly armored vehicle while staying economical and budget friendly.

Terrier LT-79 Features:

The Terrier LT-79 model includes, but are not limited to the following features:

Full Protection against Kinetic Energy Weapons conforming to STANAG 4569 Level 1
Heavy Duty Suspension & Axles
Upgraded Tires & Brakes for better off-road capability
Category-Leading Ground Clearance
UK Military Grade Locks & Heavy-Duty Hinges
Conveniently Placed High Visibility Gun Ports
3 Doors with Optional Roof Turret
Crew Cab or 5 Door Option
Hatch (2 Cabin, 1 Rear)
5100kg Curb Weight (Standard Protection); 1000kg Payload; 6100kg Combat Weight
Modern LED Headlights & Standard Military Convoy Lights
5-Speed Manual Transmission
Diesel 195 HP High Sulfur 1VD-FTV Toyota 4.5L V8
NATO Standard Slave Starting System
TAG Exclusive Flip Forward Armored Front Clip System
Hydraulically Assisted Recirculating Ball Steering
Rear HVAC System

Optional Equipment Includes:

Public address system, acoustic deterring system and intercom
Alternator upgrade
Auxiliary service battery with smart isolator switch and battery monitor
Blast attenuating seats
Interior weapon mounts
VHF/UHF communication system; MF/HF communications system
GSM-based live video monitoring system
Tracking system (depends on deployment region)
Smoke grenade launchers
Multiple launch systems for smoke grenades
Roof turret with a ring bearing and split hatch
Remote controlled weapon station
Gunshot detection system
Remote controlled searchlights
Forward-looking thermal camera
Reverse day/night camera
Perimeter day/night cameras
Outboard telescopic mast
IR driving and convoy lights
Overpressure air filtration system
Semi-automatic tire inflation system
Ballistic protection upgrade to STANAG 4569 Level 2
Fire suppression systems
Power inverters
Ballistic skip round shields
Emergency lighting systems
Cupola turret/hatch protection system
Interior compartment additional cooling fans
Computer workstations
Intercom systems
LRAD audio systems
Rescue medic/trauma pack with backboard/litter
Terrier LT-79:

The Terrier LT-79 is built using a reinforced and militarized Toyota VDJ79 truck chassis, and COTS components. The vehicle can be built to B6 or NIJ-III protection standards and is powered by a 195 HP high sulfur 1VD-FTV Toyota 4.5L V8 diesel and readily available in LHD and RHD configurations. Using upgraded axles, clutch and a reinforced frame as well as large super single wheels, the vehicle combines excellent mobility and high payload in all operating environments.

“The Terrier LT-79 is a modern era hybrid that combines the requirements needed for combat and fire support situations as well as mission-specific roles such as transport and logistics. The new Terrier LT-79 was designed on the Toyota chassis because parts are widely available enhancing serviceability in many parts of the world. It is also an affordable option to end users that need superior protection and fleet longevity while staying within their budget parameters,” said Robert Pazderka, President and Founder of TAG.

For more information, please visit www.armoredcars.com

The Armored Group Celebrates 25th Anniversary Manfacturing State-of-the-Art Vehicles Designed to Keep Military, Law Enforcement and High-Profile Clients Safe

Friday, December 29th, 2017

(Phoenix, AZ – December 28, 2017) The Armored Group (TAG), a worldwide provider of armored and highly specialized vehicles, announced they are celebrating their 25th anniversary this month. Starting as a cash-in-transit (CIT) business in 1992, the company has expanded to include armored vehicles used by law enforcement, SWAT, police, tactical and individuals needing the highest level of personal protection. Today, the company is one of the largest full-line commercial armored vehicles suppliers with manufacturing facilities in the U.S., Canada, Dubai, India and now in Germany with their recent acquisition of JPA Armoring & Fahrzeugbau Stadthagen GmBH.

Below is a timeline of milestones leading TAG’s growth over the last 25 years:

• 1992: The Armored Group is founded by Robert Pazderka; the company’s first order for armored Cash in Transit (CIT) vehicles is from Illinois Armor, now a Garda Company
• 1993: TAG is contracted as the exclusive builder of armored CIT vehicles for industry leaders like (Garda), Loomis, Dunbar and Brinks
• 2004: TAG begins production of armored SUV’s and Sedans for the US Government
• 2005: TAG designs and manufactures its first APC, the Ballistic Armored Tactical Transport (BATT), an armored personnel carrier 2006: TAG is awarded a 20-Year Long-Term Agreement (LTA) contract for armored vehicles to the US Federal and State Governments2006: TAG begins production of non-armored vehicles with Rapid Deployment and Mobile Command Vehicles
• 2008: TAG expands its global footprint with a new manufacturing plant in Toronto, Canada
• 2008: TAG is awarded its first LTA with the United Nations
• 2009: TAG expands its global footprint with a new manufacturing plant in the United Arab Emirates
• 2010: TAG expands its global footprint with a new manufacturing plant in Detroit, Michigan
• 2010: TAG is awarded a second 20-Year LTA contract for custom tactical vehicles to the US Federal and State Governments 2011: TAG’s LTA with the UN was renewed
• 2012: TAG’s VR7 armor solution is tested and certified by Beschassamt in Ulm, Germany
• 2013: TAG is awarded a second LTA with other United Nation offices
• 2014: TAG extends its LTA with the United Nations
• 2015: TAG’s awarded a third LTA with the United Nations 2016: TAG is awarded contract from SPAWAR for Custom Mobile Communications Vehicles (MCV’s) for top US Government officials
• 2016: TAG is selected for a 10-year blanket purchase agreement for armored vehicles to the U.S. Department of State
• 2017 TAG acquires German-based JPA Armoring & Fahrzeugbau Stadthagen GmBH, and opens new manufacturing plant expanding their presence in European Market
2017: TAG obtains VR9 certification from Beschassamt in Ulm, Germany, for the Nissan Patrol platform

“Over the last 25 years, we have seen The Armored Group grow from a company in a niche market, cash-in-transit vehicles, to a leading manufacturer of armored and non-armored vehicles around the world,” said Robert Pazderka, founder and president of The Armored Group. In the last five years especially, TAG has experienced impressive growth. We have a talented management, manufacturing and sales team in place that design, manufacture and deliver state-of-the-art vehicles based on clients operational needs.

Today, The Armored Group, LLC has grown to become one of the largest full-line commercial armored truck suppliers in the country, and continues to set the standard for customization, reliability and protection.

For more information, please visit www.armoredcars.com.