B7 (NIJ IV) Armored Vehicles - When it Comes to Protection, There is no Other

International Armored Group

Category: Armoured Modular Vehicles | 27/04/2010 - 15:34:48

Armored Group has uparmored and reengineered the Toyota Land Cruiser 200 to the B7 (NIJ IV) protection level.

As advances in communications technology has made this world a smaller place, businesses around the world are taking advantage of the global marketplace, with geographical boundaries no longer a barrier towards expansion. However, many parts of the world with the greatest growth potential remain politically unstable, with kidnapping being one of the biggest threats facing any business wishing to protect their most valuable asset, the employees.

Armored Toyota Land Cruiser

Weapons used by kidnappers are more powerful today than they have ever been. To keep up with this threat, International Armored Group has uparmored and reengineered the Toyota Land Cruiser 200 to the B7 (NIJ IV) protection level, the highest rated level of protection by European and North American standards respectively. This level of armoring is capable of withstanding attacks from 7.62x51mm NATO armor piercing rounds fired from assault and sniper rifles.

Armored Toyota Land CruiserThe biggest challenge facing any armored vehicle manufacturer is coping with the additional weight inherently found with greater protection. Ballistic steel found in most B6 vehicles ranges from 6.0mm to 6.5mm, while ballistic steel in B7 vehicles ranges from 9mm to 12mm, almost twice as thick. The same is true for ballistic glass, wherein B7 vehicles have ballistic glass almost twice as thick.

The end result of all this is a car that can weigh up to an additional 2 to 3 tons on top of the stock vehicle. Without properly reengineered suspensions, brakes, tires and engine cooling, B7 armored vehicles will sag, bog down, or in some cases even roll over when taking corners.

Armored B7

Armored B7 Toyota The armored B7 Toyota Land Cruiser 200 from International Armored Group stands out from all its competitors by setting a new benchmark for what is achievable in terms of handling, ride quality and safety. With extensive knowledge of the environments the vehicle will most likely be used in, every component pertinent to the ride and handling quality of the vehicle is completely redesigned to push what is possible.

The armored vehicle is field tested comprehensively by driving it through the desert, dirt roads and poorly maintained tarmac.

In order to prove the quality of workmanship, every prospective buyer is invited to IAG’s vehicle testing grounds in the UAE, where the buyer can test drive a multitude of armored vehicles over extreme, off-road driving conditions. When it comes to protection, there truly is no other.