In 2001, Lenco Industries revolutionized the SWAT tactical vehicle market with the introduction of the Lenco Ballistic Engineered Armored Response Counter Attack Truck (Bearcat). Despite early technical and performance issues, the Lenco Bearcat quickly became the international standard for SWAT vehicles. This phenomenal success was due largely to the fact that Lenco was the first company to offer a vehicle for the US law enforcement SWAT market.
In 2002, several law enforcement agencies, frustrated by the unwillingness of Lenco to build a Bearcat customized to their unique needs and requirements, approached The Armored Group (TAG) to consider building a vehicle customized for their agencies requirements. They approached TAG because TAG’s reputation for building customized protected vehicles for US federal agencies and Department of Defense organizations. The Armored Group responded to this request with the Ballistic Armored Tactical Transport vehicle (BATT).
Key benefits of a BATT vehicle are:
Since this start in 2005, TAG has fielded over 60 BATT vehicle variants to law enforcement agencies across the United States and Canada.
The Lenco Bearcat and BEAR are fine vehicles and TAG is respectful and appreciative of Lenco’s accomplishments and service to the law enforcement community. However, if you are seeking and armored rescue vehicle or emergency response vehicle customized to your unique missions and requirements and you are considering a Lenco Bearcat, Bearcat L.E., G3, G4, or BEAR, you owe it to yourself and your team to consider a customized TAG BATT-S, BATT-S AP, BATT or BATT XL.