International Armored Group

Low-Profile and Special-Purpose Armored Vehicles for the Military Industry

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International Armored Group (IAG) is a manufacturer of armored cars, armored trucks and other armored vehicles with operations in the US, Canada and Middle East. As one of the first armored car companies in the world to have an independently tested and fully certified armored vehicle under the new VPAM BRV 2009 guidelines with VR7 ballistics protection, IAG's VR7 Toyota Landcruiser 200 Convoy accurately represents IAG's manufacturing and engineering capabilities as the best in the armored vehicles industry, second to none.

With combined manufacturing space of 100,000ft², we have supplied armored vehicles to organisations such as the United Nations, US government, US military, law enforcement agencies, embassies, banks and private security firms as well as various individual clients. Having sold thousands of armored vehicles over the years our vehicles are currently used in North America, Europe, Middle East, Africa and Asia.

IED protection for armored cars

One of the greatest threats encountered by armored vehicles is IED attacks or blast attacks. Unless a vehicle's design has actually undergone live blast testing, it is very difficult to evaluate whether a vehicle's armor has been designed well. International Armored Group's VPAM BRV 2009 VR7 certified Toyota Landcruiser 200 Convoy has been tested against both ballistic and blast attacks by Beschussamt Mellrichstadt in Germany.

The vehicle and simulated occupants fully survived the simultaneous detonation of DM51 German hand grenades, HG85 Swiss fragmentation grenades, DM31 anti-personnel mine and a 12.5kg PETN (17kg TNT equivalent) side blast attack without any deformation. All armored cars for sale by International Armored Group have their armor design derived from this vehicle.

In addition to low profile light armored vehicles, IAG offers a wide range of armored personnel carriers (APCs) based on various truck chassis. The APCs all integrate a V-hull design and are designed to fill the gap between the much more expensive and heavy MRAPs and the low profile, light armored commercial vehicles. These include the Titan and Praetorian APC (Ford F-550 chassis), Predator APC (Ford F-350 chassis) and Jaws APC (Toyota Land Cruiser 200 chassis). All the APC's can be armored up to NIJ IV / CEN B7 level.

Low profile armored vehicles

Due to our company's engineering expertise and flexible manufacturing capabilities, International Armored Group is capable of producing up to 100 vehicles per month over a wide variety of chassis. These include the commonly found armored Toyota Landcruiser 200, armored Toyota Land Cruiser 76 or Land Cruiser 78, and armored Chevrolet Suburban, armored luxury vehicles such as the armored Mercedes Benz S550, and armored pickup trucks such as the armored Ford F-350.

Whether it is VIP close protection, armored convoy and armed patrol, International Armored Group is able to manufacturer armored vehicles that meet any needs.

Armored cash-in-transit (CIT) vehicles

CIT vehicles are based on a wide variety of trucks, depending on the conditions the vehicle will be used in. Users looking to carry a higher payload, such as the transport of gold or other heavy metals, would benefit from our custom built armored Ford F550 trucks or armored international trucks.

Users looking for a smaller armored vehicle would benefit from our armored pickup trucks and armored light trucks, such as the armored Toyota Hilux, armored Ford Ranger and armored Ford E350 cargo vans.

Special purpose armored vehicles

IAG also manufacturers and produces a wide range of armored buses and armored ambulances to meet many different needs. Several chassis may be used for armored buses and armored mini buses, including the armored Ford F550, armored Toyota Coaster, armored Mitsubishi Rosa, armored Nissan PKB, armored Toyota Hiace, armored Nissan Urvan and armored Mercedes Benz Sprinter.

Several armored ambulance models are also available from IAG, including the armored Sprinter ambulance, armored Ford F550 ambulance, armored Landcruiser ambulance and armored Toyota Hiace ambulance.

Contact Details

International Armored Group
5840 US 1 Highway South
Saint Augustine
Florida, 32086
United States of America
+1 202 204 2308
+ 1 202 204 2309

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