IDEAS 2016: Lenco presents pickup variant of its BearCat G3 armored vehicle

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IDEAS 2016: Lenco presents pickup variant of its BearCat G3 armored vehicle
Besides from the well-known BearCat G3 armored tactical vehicle, the US-based vehicle manufacturer Lenco is unveiling the new BearCat X3 all terrain special operations vehicle at IDEAS 2016 defense and security exhibition in Karachi, Pakistan. According to Lenco, a full scale model of the vehicle will be introduced at IDEX 2017 in Abu Dhabi.
IDEAS 2016 Lenco presents pickup variant of its BearCat G3 armored vehicle 640 001Lenco' brand new BearCat X3 tactical armored security vehicle
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The new X3 variant keeps the main specifications than the baseline BearCat. It is also a 4 wheel drive vehicle, featuring a maximum speed of 130 km/h and an armoring level of up to BR7 level. But the X3 adopts a pick-up design. The seats have been limited to 4-5 operators in order to increase the loading capacity thanks to a new cargo platform on the rear of the vehicle. In basic configuration, the BearCat X3 features a cargo capacity of 2 - 2,5 m3 cubic feet, or 900 kg load.

The BearCat X3 is also designed for Border Security Operations, which includes integration of the Telephonics Radar and Video Enforcement Network-Mobile (RaVEN-M) system along with NetCom and TruLink intercom units.

The BearCat X3 kept the 360° rotating hatch, which can be equipped with a shield and armed with 7.62 mm or machine gun or a 40 mm automatic grenade launcher. According to Lenco, various weapon stations can also be mounted on the rear platform, such as short-range air defense systems and heavy machine guns.

For its close protection, the BearCat is equipped with ballistic windows, spot lights, back-up camera, and can optionnaly be fitted with ground surveillance radar, thermal camera, CBRNE detection or even a remote-controlled water nozzle.




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