Tanks are largely impossible to parallel park. With our industry-best talent and extensive in-house capabilities, including custom media blasting and seven-axis GMAW robotic welding, Plasan expertly balances precision and innovation with speed and efficiency to deliver first rate commercial metal solutions at highly competitive prices. Hardly a week goes by that someone doesn't ask me if they can have one in red. First of all the wheelbase is much longer, 3,429 mm versus 2,946 mm of the TPV; this means that the drive shaft works at a better angle, reducing maintenance and improving reliability. "You need to be able to demonstrate why you need protection from armor-piercing AK47 rounds, and suffice it to say that most individuals who need that sort of protection are not the sort of people who would get permission to have it. With Plasan modular armour the vehicle can be configured with … NBA rookie says 'I love you' to mom with a brand-new Audi. Which means that the next logical step is to actually use a tank, except that would be ridiculous. A desirable new outlier, though, remains strictly off-limits. The latest models were shown for the first time at Eurosatory 2018. The company has designed, developed and manufactured the highly successful SandCat family of 8.5t 4x4 armoured vehicles, which serve police and special forces in 15 countries on five continents. Plasan Solutions and Complex Demands. Multi-layered Know-How. So how about the next best thing? SandCat, Plasan’s family of 4X4 armored vehicles, offers the flexibility and robustness needed for every defense and security mission. So the closest we do to civilian SandCats are the police versions. The Stormer can host up to 11 people, all in individual seats, a considerable progress over the TPV that could carry 8 people, those in the back on benches; not only this increases comfort, but more important the adoption of energy absorbing seats allows to considerably improve safety. Yes, responding to my demands for the ultimate inter-urban commuting vehicle after driving one a year or so ago, armoring and composites specialist Plasan has finally made the SandCat Stormer armored SUV completely practical as a daily driver. Would be great to have one as a daily driver. The new chassisless design allows it to achieve a higher level of underbody mine protection without paying the usual price in weight and height. Side portholes and a roof turret add extra visibility, defensive power and flexibility. on Future Artillery Online: less nine-liners and more call-for-fire? Would look great in red. It was first publicly revealed in 2005 as the Caracal. Republic of Korea Marine Corps SPIKE NLOS launch vehicle (Plasan SandCat) Non Shitty Weekend. I say it's a good idea…. by Patchesagain: 3:18pm On Jul 26, 2015; Henry120: Superior mobility = wrong! A true all-terrain vehicle, the SandCat is able to ford streams, cross trenches, climb vertical steps, handle steep inclines and hazardous side slopes and to cruise at speed across sand, rocks, mud and ice. FLIR: from situational awareness to situational understanding. Although the number is small, the door is open and now Plasan is … "Apart from the RHD variant which we've engineered ourselves, the other thing we’re always asked for is a civilian version. NOTE: This article first appeared on TopGear.com. Plasan StormRider Light Armored Vehicles The new armored floor design achieves a higher level of underbelly mine protection without paying the usual price in weight and height. With three decades of experience and over 32,000 vehicles across the globe fitted with our protection solutions, Plasan has a unique understanding of … Israeli Plasan, a benchmark in the armour business and a vehicles producer, could not miss Expodefensa, Colombia being among its customers, Army and Police deploying overall 13 SandCat vehicles. 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And a bike rack will fit. on BAE Systems Awarded a USAF Skyborg Contract. Minor edits have been made by the TopGear.com.ph editors. By Paolo Valpolini Following the announcement of the selection of its ATMOS Iron Sabre for the US Army 155 mm, ROTORCRAFT ASIA – UNMANNED SYSTEMS ASIA 27-29 July. Plasan has extensive experience designing and building full-sized tactical vehicles. The Stormer leverages all recent breakthrough in armour technology, providing a protection similar to the previous vehicles while reducing the armour weight. Rear suspensions used to be with coil springs and arm, the new vehicle having leaf-spring suspensions, also more rugged thus more reliable, while traction and comfort remain the same in cross-country according to company technicians. ", Which sounds like a 'maybe' to me. including: law enforcement, SWAT and special forces, peacekeeping, border patrol and armed conflict. The SandCat, which is presented as a single CamelCase word, was shown publicly for the first time at AUSA during October 2005. The SandCat is based on an upgraded commercial off-the-shelf Ford F-Series 4x4 chassis, adapted by Oshkosh Defense for military use and fitted with Plasan advanced Metal Composite & Ceramics Composite armor. GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., July 26, 2020 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- Chris McGann has joined Plasan North America (PNA) as Field Service Representative, effective July 14, …