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SEP 2018

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SPECIAL REPORT H ACTIVE SHOOTER RESPONSE 15 u An armored vehicle first needs to get officers to a call. e more protection it can provide them once they're on scene the better. e BATT-X (Ballistic Armored Tactical Transport) is designed to carry 12 to 14 officers comfortably, depending on the size of the operators and the amount of gear. It is for law enforcement agencies and tactical teams to carry out missions in both rural and urban settings. e Armored Group (TAG) designed the BATT-X series of vehicles using input pro- vided by tactical teams around the world. It is built on an F-550 chassis and features a design that focuses on officer protection and comfort as well as ease of maintenance. e BATT-X is available in NIJ Level III to Level IV (.50 caliber ball). It also has a blast protected floor. In addition to the armor, the vehicle is engineered to offer as much pro- tection as possible for its occupants. When the doors open, they lock in at 45 degrees for rapid exit by the officers but in such a way that armored panels in the vehicle shield the occupants from incoming rounds. In addition, the vehicle's gun ports have a special design that allows officers to use optics on their rifles while providing protection from incoming rounds. e gun port design was developed with the assistance of tactical officers who wanted gun ports to be smaller but still allow them to use optics on their rifles when shooting out of the ports. BATT-X options include: fire suppression, observation window in roof hatch, rescue pull points, and a winch. Another feature of the BATT-X that can provide officers with protection is the Multi Position Hydraulic Ram. is proprietary ram can be moved up, down, and side to side, and it's designed to allow officers to ram a window and then rake away the glass without leaving the protection of the vehicle. n www.armoredcars.com PHOTOS: ABBOUD BEDRO, PHOTOGRAPHED AT BULLETPROOF SECURITY (PHOENIX, AZ) THE ARMORED GROUP BATT-X This off-road capable vehicle provides officers with armored protection while they're actively responding on scene. M E L A N I E B A S I C H V EH ICL E SPOT L IGH T

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