Armored Escalade


Armored Escalade

Basic Vehicle Chassis Specification




Armor Defeat Specifications: Level NIJ III+/ CEN B6+ NATO B-6 EN 1063




General Armoring Specifications:


  1. Transparent Armor (Glass areas): Replaced all OEM glass (windshield, rear doors and all side glass). Glass replaced with curved 42mm bullet-resistant transparent armor multi-layer glass and polycarbonate inner layer to prevent spalling upon ballistic impact. The transparent armor contoured to retain the appearance of the original glass. The glass is tinted to match OEM tint, front windows tinted as well. Driver and co-drivers window are allowed to open 6 inches for document pass through. Glass supplied by AGP and all windows are custom tinted by factory.
  2. Body: Doors, pillar posts, side panels, kick-panels, firewall, and headers, cargo area, rear wheel arches, rear cargo doors are armored with ballistic composite material and ballistic steel in accordance with defined standard of defeat. Overlap plus system around each window is used throughout the vehicle to ensure complete protection from bullet entry at or around window panels.
  3. Roof: Armored with ballistic composite material or ballistic steel in accordance with the appropriate standards NTO B-6, EN1063 protection at a 45 degree angle of attack.
  4. Floor: The floor is protected by using a blanket of light-weight, multi-ply, laminated, semi-flexible, ballistic fragmentation material, molded to form fit contours of floorboards and panels. This protection level exceeds a defeat level of a 45-85 gram fragmentation traveling 2,000 fps. German DM51 or US M-67 grenade explosion fragment velocity = 950 fps.
  5. Vehicle Structured Modifications: Reinforcement of pillar posts and hinge mounts, high pressure heavy duty shocks, and suspension upgrades as required to maintain original appearance and maneuverability include: HD torsion bars, HD sway bars, high tension leaf springs and polyurethane bushings as required.
  6. Battery: Original replaced with an Optima® bullet-resistant battery.
  7. Door Modifications: Internal reinforcements added to the doors to support the additional armor weight added. Door hinges are reinforced. Overextension stop-straps installed to protect the door hinges from over-extension. Hardened plastic door risers installed on all doors to support closed doors at rest, as required. Access panels for replacing door handles are included.
  8. Fuel tank: Ballistic fragmentation blanket has been applied to fuel tank to suppress potential explosions.
  9. Electronic Control Module (ECM) armored to protect the engine’s computer.
  10. Exhaust System: Wire mesh tailpipe protection is installed to prevent any objects from being inserted into the tail pipe(s) of the vehicle.
  11. Ram Bumpers: Front and rear bumpers are reinforced (hidden) to allow for “ramming” one’s way out of a boxed in situation.
  12. Fuel System: Locking Fuel cap.
  13. Wheels and Tires: (5) Hutchinson Run flat tire devices on “E” rated heavy-duty tires
  14. Operable Window: Driver and passenger side windows operate down to 6 inches to allow external communications, passing of documents at check points, etc.
  15. Siren / Strobe lights / PA System /External Listening System included.