International Armored Group
Manufacturer of Commercial and Tactical Armored Vehicles, Ambulances, APCs, MRAPs and Anti-Riot Vehicles
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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.
International Armored Group is a quality-conscious armored vehicle manufacturer with more than 20 years of experience specialising in the design, engineering, prototyping and manufacturing of armored commercial and tactical vehicles, armored components, and ballistic glass and framing systems, with locations in the US, Canada, United Arab Emirates, Turkey, Bulgaria, United Kingdom, Iraq and Pakistan. We have grown substantially over the years and have become one of the most technologically advanced armored vehicle manufacturers worldwide.
IAG's engineering department has more than 60 years of combined experience in the design and manufacturing of armored vehicles. Our state-of-the-art production facilities allow the teams of highly skilled engineers and technicians to convert any vehicle platform into a fully re-engineered protective vehicle. These include VIP protection, luxury and operational SUVs and cars, police and law enforcement, pickups and trucks, ambulances, tactical and armored personnel carriers, anti-riot vehicles and cash-in-transit vehicles.
IAG's core competency is the ability to engineer and design vehicle armoring solutions providing optimal survivability and reliability, while maintaining superior driving dynamics and performance. We take great pride in producing the most well-protected, low-profile armored vehicles possible.
In April 2010, IAG became one of the world's first armored vehicle manufacturers to successfully certify an armored vehicle under the new VPAM BRV2009 standard, the IAG VR7 Toyota Land Cruiser Convoy®, certified by Beschussamt Mellrichstadt in Germany. The Toyota Land Cruiser Convoy® was tested against both ballistic and blast attacks and survived 430 high-powered rifle shots, as well as detonations 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.
IAG's global footprint enables us to supply North American, European, Gulf Country (GCC) and right-hand drive type vehicles. We have access to an extensive range of chassis that can operate in adverse temperature environments and low-quality fuel. IAG's production plants are strategically located near major sea and airports, allowing our experienced logistics team to transport our armored vehicles worldwide.
Available White Papers
International Armored Group to Unveil New APC Models at IDEX 2017 International Armored Group (IAG) will be attending this year's International Defence Exhibition and Conference (2017) between 19-23 February at the Abu Dhabi Exhibition Centre.
IAG Extends its Presence in Turkey Mr Alper Alpay, General Manager of IAG Turkey evaluated the structure, capabilities and activities of the International Armored Group, Investment in Turkey, Turkey activities and R&D activities for Defence Turkey Magazine.
The Secrets of Armoured Vehicle Manufacturing Revealed Every person in need of an armoured vehicle wonders how to choose the best vehicle that gives the highest protection for a reasonable price.