The Armored Group (TAG) lives by its commitment to safety, durability and unparalleled service. The company’s quality has been proven through the various certifications and approvals for the safety of our vehicles.
Originating in 1992 for those who needed Cash-in-Transit (CIT) vehicles, TAG has utilized a variety of vehicle sizes and types to best suit buyers. The standard vehicle for the CIT business is armored trucks, but some clients wanted something less conspicuous. TAG expanded from the CIT markets by using more commonly used vehicles such as Sports Utility Vehicles (SUVs) and various van styles as bullet-resistant automobiles.
After excelling in the CIT market, TAG grew to support both domestic and international clients and expanded additionally to Law Enforcement and personal passenger protection. The expansion came out after the approval of the U.S. General Services Administration for TAG to prepare vehicles for governmental clients. TAG worked diligently to achieve certifications such as the VPAM-BRV 2009/VR7 Ballistic ERV 2010 Blast certification as issued by German ballistic testing laboratories. Being a long time member of the Independent Armored Car Operator’s Association also helped in our rapid growth. TAG has built for the following governmental and commercial clients:
- U.S. Army
- U.S. Department of Defense
- U.S. Department of State
- United Nations
- Central Bank of Iraq
- Central Bank of Nigeria
- Exxon Mobile
Our international reach deals with commercial, governmental and personal clients who all need protection in varied ways and territories. TAG customizes each vehicle by remodeling the chassis, depending on vehicle type and client needs. The following list demonstrates the modifications TAG makes to every vehicle:
- Place ballistic steel plates on all sides, doors, front, rear and rooftop
- Protect engine components and gas tank
- Upgrade door hinges, vehicle suspension and brakes to accommodate the heavier vehicle weight
- Prep floor with mild blast absorbent
- Install run-flats in all tires including the spare
- Replace windshields and side windows with transparent armor glass
There are more features that can be explored, depending on the client and their needs.
In comparison, the governmental vehicles that TAG modifies for governmental and international use are of a larger scale and require more protective features. The size of the vehicles ranges as small as Hilux pickup trucks to tri axle over the road semi-trucks. We build vehicles for convoy escorts, hostage negotiation units, busses, rapid deployment, mobile command centers, tactical and a whole family of APC vehicles known as the BATT (Ballistic Armored Tactical Transport).
The Armored Group understands more than just safety—we understand ballistics. That is what makes our protection offerings reinforced for quality and efficiency. TAG not only renovates vehicles; we recreate the standard for safety.
The Armored Group (TAG) offers vehicle security to both local and international clients. With a wide variety of products available, TAG can meet the needs of private, commercial and governmental clients. Call 1.602.840.2271 or contact us today for more information.