ROYAL AMERICAN ARMORED VEHICLES
Armored civilian vehicles are vehicles that have been modified to provide protection against a range of threats, such as attacks or violence, for private individuals or organizations. These vehicles are typically used by high-profile individuals, such as politicians, celebrities, and business executives, who face a higher risk of being targeted due to their status or profession.
Built to the same or similar standards as military-grade armored vehicles, they often have a more discreet appearance and are customized to meet the specific needs and preferences of the individual or organization. These vehicles may have features such as bullet-resistant glass, armored panels, reinforced tires, and run-flat inserts to provide maximum protection to the occupants.
These vehicles may be based on a variety of models, including luxury sedans, SUVs, and vans. The level of protection provided by an armored vehicle is usually rated based on the level of ballistic resistance, ranging from low-level handgun protection to high-level rifle protection.
Overall, armored civilian vehicles provide a level of security and protection that cannot be achieved by regular vehicles, making them an essential tool for those who require a high level of personal security. However, the purchase and ownership of armored vehicles are subject to legal regulations and restrictions in many countries.
The security level of armored civilian vehicles depends on various factors, including the level of ballistic protection, the type of threat they are designed to withstand, and the materials used in their construction. Armored civilian vehicles are usually rated based on their level of ballistic protection, which ranges from low-level handgun protection to high-level rifle protection. This rating is determined by various international standards, such as the NIJ (National Institute of Justice) and the European standard EN 1063.
In the NIJ system, armored civilian vehicles are classified into the following levels:
- Level I: Provides protection against small-caliber handguns and other low-velocity weapons.
- Level II: Provides protection against higher-caliber handguns and other medium-velocity weapons.
- Level IIIA: Provides protection against high-powered handguns and other low-velocity weapons.
- Level III: Provides protection against high-powered rifles and other high-velocity weapons.
- Level IV: Provides protection against armor-piercing rifles and other high-velocity weapons.
In the European standard EN 1063, armored civilian vehicles are classified based on the type and thickness of the ballistic glass used, as follows:
- BR1: Provides protection against small-caliber handguns and other low-velocity weapons.
- BR2: Provides protection against higher-caliber handguns and other medium-velocity weapons.
- BR3: Provides protection against high-powered handguns and other low-velocity weapons.
- BR4: Provides protection against high-powered rifles and other high-velocity weapons.
- BR5: Provides protection against armor-piercing rifles and other high-velocity weapons.
It’s important to note that these classification systems are not standardized across all countries, and different countries may use their own systems or variations of these systems to classify armored civilian vehicles.
The ballistic protection of armored civilian vehicles typically involves the use of reinforced steel, ballistic glass, and other specialized materials that can withstand the impact of bullets and other projectiles. The level of protection provided can vary depending on the specific needs of the individual or organization, but it is generally designed to protect the occupants from a wide range of threats, including firearms, explosive devices, and grenades.
In addition to ballistic protection, armored civilian vehicles may also have features such as reinforced doors, run-flat tires, and other security measures to protect the occupants from other types of threats, such as ambushes, carjacking, or kidnappings.
When safety is a concern, we have your back. Royal American provides a wide range of Armored Vehicles, such as Armored Business Sedans, Armored SUVs, Armored Minivans, and Armored Vans. Bulletproof and Armored vehicles offer superior security and protection compared to conventional vehicles without significantly changing the exterior appearance.
Armored cars or Bulletproof vehicles are available in most Latin American countries such as Brazil, Mexico, Ecuador, Colombia and Venezuela.
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