Tough ride

Last updated 30 Jun 15 @ 14:39 |
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As armoured vehicles continue to evolve, Timothy Compston finds that appropriate operator training can be as important as ballistic protection in hostile environments


The technologies used in armouring and up-armouring vehicles have moved on rapidly in recent years, and are now widely deployed by police, NGOs, VIPs and border patrol personnel across the world’s trouble spots. But it is easy to forget the human element of the equation – specifically the skills of the drivers themselves. Their ability to skilfully manoeuvre these armoured vehicles is essential to thwarting attacks, especially given that up-armoured vehicles are typically much heavier . . .

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