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Australia Orders Armored Vehicles For Counter Terror Ops

Lenco Industries, Inc., designer and manufacture of armored vehicles, recently completed delivery of its BearCat armored vehicles to the Australian National Counter Terrorism Committee (NCTC), a national body comprised of representatives from the government of the Commonwealth, states and territories.

The BearCat is part of Lenco’s line of light and medium armored response vehicles, currently used by specialized tactical teams in the United States and overseas. A case study on the BearCat can be found in the upcoming Feb./March issue of Homeland Security Today.

The procurement by NCTC followed the purchase of BearCats by several Australian entities, including New South Wales, Western Australia, and the Australian Capital Territory. After the successful deployment of the vehicles and positive feedback on their usefulness, the NCTC decided to purchase and deploy BearCats for each state and territory.

Based on feedback from NCTC, Lenco supplied the BearCats equipped with a new custom feature – rearward facing flip-down seats which maintain an open rear floor plan. This option isb designed to make it easier to get people safely inside the vehicle, providing a clear path and safe entry/egress points at three sides of the BearCat.

With military grade armor materials, a spacious interior and a powerful 4×4 system, the BearCat can accommodate 10 to 12 operators across rugged terrain. The BearCat can also reach speeds up to 90 miles per hour (145 kilometers per hour) for rapid response in critical incidents.

The NCTC order included G2 and G3 BearCat variants, designed to address on-road and off-road mission profiles. The BearCat Rescue Vehicles also came equipped with protective screens on all windows, thermal image cameras and mounting provisions for long range acoustic devices.

The Lenco BearCat APC is built on a commercially available chassis, which allows for warranty-covered repairs with maintenance and parts replacement through OEM dealers and truck centers.

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