Vehicle Armoring Process / Steps

Steps in Vehicle Armoring Process of an Armored SUV

Vehicle Disassembling & Preparation

Vehicle Disassembling & Preparation

Strip the vehicle completely and work starts with the frame. Measurements are taken to fabricate ballistic parts needed to cover and protect each areas like floor, roof, sides, doors and firewall.

Transparent Armoring

Transparent Armoring

Standard window glasses are carefully replaced with ballistic glasses or bullet-resistant glasses as agreed with the already discussed thickness level depending on the level of threat expected and protection required.The transparent areas of the vehicle are coated with a polycarbonate coating, and arranged in multiple layers for maximum protection against ballistic impact. Thus the standard window glasses are carefully replaced with ballistic glasses or bullet-resistant glasses.

Bulkhead Armoring

Bulkhead Armoring

Armored Bulkhead swing door is installed in the rear side of the vehicle behind its original door with ballistic glass inserted.

Vehicle Upgrading

Vehicle Upgrading

Upgrades to brake and suspension are assessed and modified to compensate the added weight. Steel armoured plates are inserted into the fuel tank. Further armouring is performed on the battery, control modules of the vehicle,installing run-flat tyres etc.

Opaque Armoring

Opaque Armoring

Steel Armor Plates or lightweight composites are welded with powerful welders and thickness will depend on the already agreed thickness level depending on the level of threat expected and protection required and ensure the structural integrity.

Re-assembling

Re-assembling

Carefully craft the interior of the vehicle giving attention to detail to maintain its original outlook. Thus Vehicle Armoring Process is completed, but the armored vehicle looks discreet and nobody recognize it as an armored vehicle.

When it comes to armoring, it is important to know that there are many different levels of protection. Starting from Level B1 through B6, armoring companies can offer you varying levels of protection, based on your individual safety and security needs. The different levels also give you protection from different types and forms of ballistics.

Based on your requirements, we will offer you armoring recommendations. All our armoring techniques, materials and equipments comply with the European CEN 1522/23 and CEN 1063 standards. We offer armoring for both transparent and opaque areas of your vehicles. To begin the armoring process, we first strip the cars completely. The car is then filled in with composite, allow and ballistic proof materials. High quality steel and glass armors are filled into all sides of the passenger compartment and the roof of the vehicle. The highest level of armoring – B6 level, is ideal for defeating 7.62x51mm M80 Nato Ball ammunition as well as 5.56×45 SS109 ammunition.

The opaque areas of your vehicle are reinforced with ballistic proof materials, and the thickness may vary according to levels of protection required. The armoring protects your vehicle from 90 degree impacts from several different weapons. At the highest level of protection, all opaque areas of the vehicle are protected from firepower from Calibre 7.62 x 39 mm, FJ/PB/FeC, AK 47 Kalashnikov, Calibre 5.56 x 45 mm, FJ/PB/SCP, M16 Colt, Calibre 7.62 x 51 mm, FJ/PB/SC, (FN) “FAL” / “LAR” and NATO rifles.

The transparent areas of the vehicle are coated with a polycarbonate coating, and arranged in multiple layers for maximum protection against ballistic impact.

The armoring is first integrated into the cab of the vehicle, where it is made into a completely self supporting structure. The interior frame is armored so that it provides adequate mounting for the armour components – especially the large ones, which may overlap with each other. Armor plates are then inserted into the doors and windows. Finally, mounting points for the hinges are reinforced and the door pillars are armored to protect them from getting damaged. In built door stops are added with heavy duty hinges. After the main body of the vehicle is armored, run flat armor is inserted into the tyres. This allows the vehicle to keep running for an additional 80 to 90 kms, even if the tyres burst. Steel armored plates are inserted into the fuel tank. Further armoring is performed on the battery and the control modules of the vehicle.

Starting from level B4, the armoring technology remains the exact same. However, the thickness of the materials used, and the number of layers added for protection continue to change. The higher the level of protection and armoring, the more the number of layers inserted into the armoring. This is applicable for both the opaque and transparent parts of your vehicle.

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