By Military1 Staff
Lenco announced the successful blast testing of its BEAR Troop Transport Armored Vehicle. The 17-man armored vehicle is designed for military personnel and international security forces conducting operations in hostile global environments.
The BEAR is constructed from Mil-Spec steel with an additional composite B-Kit and engineering changes designed to deflect blast pressure. Lenco modeled the vehicle after Mine Resistant Ambush Protected (MRAP) vehicles in order to allow it to withstand direct underbody blast and close proximity mortar round attacks. Features include blast seats, full fire suppression capabilities and run flat tires.
Testing for the vehicle took place at the U.S. Army’s Aberdeen Test Center and the MRAP BEAR is fielded currently overseas by government convoy teams and diplomatic security details.