When looking for an armored vehicle for sale, it is important to research the ballistic protection it offers. Evaluate the ballistic plating specifications based on the type of territory the vehicle will be traveling and the level of protection necessary for safety. At first glance, it can be like reading code, so The Armored Group has divided the number scale of VR or BR 1 through 10 into three easy-to-shop groups for armored vehicles. These groups are based on the different ballistics protection levels of the armored plating and additional security options.
Lightly Armored Vehicles
Look for a VR or BR package rating of 1-3. These types of armored vehicles come standard with firewall protection and added armored plating around the suspension, fuel tank, and vehicle battery. This type of package uses thin ballistic plates surrounding the entire exterior of the vehicle and can protect occupants from small arms fire up to 9MM rounds. Any caliber larger than a 9MM has a greater chance of penetration and striking the interior. Smoke screens, ballistic-protected glass, and run-flat tires are optional at an additional cost.
Standard Armored Vehicles
Packages BR4-6 (VR4-6) come with all the standard features found with the lightest armoring packages, but the ballistic protection is greater. The thickness of the armor plates increases to withstand fire from calibers up to 7.62 rounds, used by the always popular and commonly found AK-47s. The vehicle’s armored protection is suitable for travel into hostile territories with optional upgrades including floor blast protection, ballistic glass, run-flat tires and more.
Heavy Armored Vehicles
Bulletproof vehicles in this category are among the most secure in the industry, and the ratings vary between BR7 and BR10. The type of armor plating found with heavily armored vehicles protects against .223, .308, 7.62, .50, and 14.5 caliber rounds. These vehicles include all of the optional upgrades as well as a thicker armor plating surrounding the exterior and critical points.
B7 armored cars and other vehicles are ideal for anyone who will travel through hostile territories where small arms fire and hidden explosive elements are a threat. Tactical agencies, security companies, military branches and high profile clients are common buyers for this type of armored vehicle protection.
The Armored Group is skilled in vehicle customization beyond security upgrades. Ask us about mobile communications, built-in screens, and many other luxurious optional features found in the most elite of vehicles.
Get in touch with our sales representatives if you have questions about any of our optional upgrades or ballistic protection features. We also provide grant assistance for defense organizations for vehicle purchases under the GSA or DOD contract.