The TAG SWAT Suburban is designed to offer departments an armored rescue vehicle that is more discreet, mobile, and affordable than an APC, yet offers some of the same deployment and armor advantages. More and more departments are looking for armor to protect their officers, yet it has been increasingly difficult due to budget constraints and public opinions. An armored SUV or Pick Up can provide a department rifle round rated and blast protection that doesn’t look as aggressive, is more maneuverable, is less expensive and can be used in more operations.
The TAG SWAT Suburban takes a standard Chevrolet Suburban 1500 or 3500 and adds: NIJ III/B6 Rated Armor, blast protected floors, run flat tires, upgraded suspension and braking system, slide out running boards, rear step platform, steel reinforced roof hand rails, inner steel kick plates, emergency lighting package, siren/pa, hidden armor behind OEM Front Fenders, Ram Bumper, and turns the rear seats backwards to allow for quicker deployment out rear door.
We offer both the 1500 and 3500 Suburbans as there is a difference in pricing. The 3500 units were designed to handle the armored weight and are one of the best platforms to modify. The 1500 is also a good choice, when you add some of our upgrade kits to help it handle and perform as it should after armoring. We currently have both types of chassis running with Law Enforcement teams.
TAG offers a myriad of different options for the SWAT Suburban/SUV including, but not limited to: Roof Escape Hatch, Thermal/Day Night Cameras, Rotating Spot Lights, Communication Equipment, LRAD Devices, Heavy Duty/Off Road Suspension/Braking/Tire Package, Fire Suppression Systems, Operational Windows, Off Road Lighting, NIJ IV Armor Levels, and many, many more. This package can also be applied to other SUV chassis, if preferred by the department, including their current vehicle(s), whether a fleet unit or seized vehicle.