Finnish police to use Mercedes-Benz G280 armoured vehicles


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Finnish police to use Mercedes Benz G280 armoured vehicles
Mercedes-Benz G280 CDI LAPV 5.4 on display at the Helsinki Police Department during a press event on 18 December 2018 (Picture source: Antti Aimo-Koivisto / Lehtikuva)


On 18 December, Finland's National Police Board announced that a fleet of 15 new armored vehicles are scheduled roll into service early next year. The 5.4-tonne G280 CDI LAPV 5.4 vehicles are manufactured by Mercedes-Benz at a cost of around 400,000 euros each, fully equipped. The total acquisition of the vehicles amounted to around six million euros, according to the board. Six of the vehicles have already been delivered to Finland, and will be rolled onto Finnish roads in February 2019. All 15 of the vehicles will be in service by early summer 2019.

The armored G280s already received the nickname "HEVI" (heavy). The undersides of the vehicles are also reportedly mine-proof. The vehicles' estimated service lifetime is a period of about 20 years. Police departments in German and Austria also use the same vehicles.


 

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