18 juin, 2014 Frédéric Lert (FOB)
Streit Group, industriel américain également bien connu pour son implantation aux Emirats Arabes Unis, présente à Eurosatory son 6×6 baptisé « Varan ». L’engin ne déroge pas à la règle actuelle : son blindage de niveau 4 protège contre les armes de petit calibre, la ferraille du champs de bataille, les roquettes type RPG mais aussi, nous dit le constructeur, contre les IED. Il est motorisé par un moteur diesel anglais Cummins 6 cylindres de 400 cv associé à une transmission Allison automatique à six rapports. L’appareil est présenté en transport de troupe mais sa conception modulaire permet d’en faire un engin de combat équipé de différents armements, mitrailleuse lourde ou missile.
18th June 2014 STREIT Group
A contract to build 480 special purpose vehicles for use in riot control situations in Africa has just been announced by STREIT Group.
This is the largest single order in STREIT’s 22-year history. It will involve building products to fulfil a range of riot control, site illumination and side and front barricade functions, and fitting them with various urban crowd control equipment.
The world’s leading privately owned manufacturer of armored vehicles is about to reach a major landmark in its development, as Chief Executive Guerman Goutorov explains:
“This is a very exciting time for STREIT Group. We are set to achieve treble-digit growth, both through new contract awards and through new commercial and armored personnel carrier lines that we will be demonstrating for the first time at Eurosatory in Paris.”
He continues: “The need for riot control and urban response units, both armored and unarmored, has grown significantly in the Middle East and Africa in the last few years. STREIT is ideally placed to meet this need, thanks to our manufacturing capacity, third-party technology alliances and R&D expertise.”
The 480 vehicles will enter service in early 2015, in North Africa, and will be built at STREIT’s impressive Ras Al Khaimah factory in the United Arab Emirates. Believed to be the largest armored vehicle manufacturing facility in existence, it is one of 12 production facilities worldwide with which STREIT meets customers’ growing demand for high production capacity.
Guerman Goutorov adds: “STREIT Group’s rapid growth is based on on high-quality, innovative, dynamic product development, coupled with value for money, high productivity and excellent customer service. Our primary aim is customer protection, whilst as a business our goal is to increase our revenue globally and to consolidate our leadership in the market.”
So far STREIT has shipped more than 17,000 vehicles to its clients worldwide, for use in some of the most dangerous environments on earth. Everyone who has been involved in an incident while travelling in a STREIT Group vehicle has lived to tell the story.
For further information on STREIT Group, visit www.armored-cars.com.
Paris: Monday 16th June 2014 STREIT Group
When a leading armored vehicle manufacturer’s records show that not a single fatality has ever resulted from confrontations involving its products, buyers are sure to take a particular interest in anything new it brings to the market.
Eurosatory is renowned as the number one platform for defense product launches which makes it the perfect launch pad for STREIT’s newest models.
STREIT’s new releases at the show include: Varan 6x6 is an APC (Armored Personnel Carrier) designed to give unrivalled protection against IEDs (Improvised Explosive Devices), landmines, sideblasts and RPG (Rocket Propelled Grenade) attacks. Another of its APCs is the Warrior, offered with an integrated anti-tank guided missile system and protection against threats such as ballistic assaults, mines and grenades.
The STREIT Typhoon 6x6 is an MRAP (Mine Resistant Ambush Protected) vehicle, developed and built to withstand attacks, including ballistic arms fire, mines and IEDs. Also on show is the bomb disposal variant of STREIT’s Shrek MRAP range, which features an extendable mine or IED arm as well as excellent blast and ballistic protection.
Along with these newcomers STREIT will showcase Scorpion APC, which has been tested and certified to STANAG3 blast protection standard and is ready for STANAG4 testing. This vehicle will be available to experience on the live demonstration track.
In addition to their practical and life-saving features and benefits, each product offers a major affordability advantage, as STREIT Chief Executive Guerman Goutorov explains: “We are passionate about creating high-quality, innovative and dynamic vehicles, but our other top priority is to make them cost-effective. Our aim is to bring high standards of protection within the reach of more people, so their safety is not limited by budgets.”
He adds: “We are able to do this thanks to the efficient operation of our 12 production facilities around the globe, and the dedication and skill of more than 300 craftsmen who share our philosophy.”
For further information on STREIT Group, the world’ leading privately owned manufacturer of armored vehicles, visit www.armored-cars.com.
April 9, 2013. David Pugliese - Defence Watch
News release from the Streit Group:
Streit Group, the world’s largest privately-owned vehicle armouring company, is looking to Latin America as a new and potentially strong market for future growth. With over 100 models across a range of product categories – including luxury vehicles for VIP protection, cash in transit, security and commercial, and tactical military vehicles – the company is delivering a new level of quality. Proven by the extensive experience they have gained in the field, including recent war zones, all Streit Group vehicles have full test certifications.
As one of the BRIC countries, Brazil represents a particular area of opportunity for new business across the region which is why Streit Group is exhibiting two of its most versatile APCs at LAAD Defence & Security 2013 in Rio de Janeiro.
The exhibition is being held in the city’s RioCentro Exhibition and Convention Center and Streit Group will be ready to greet visitors in Hall # 3, Stand R28 where the two vehicles on display will be:
Representing a new generation of Light Armoured Vehicle (LAV), the Spartan can be configured in various models to support a wide range of military, counter-terrorism and police operations and has the off-road capability to cope with some of the most difficult terrains. Designed to accept a large crew compartment – armoured to CEN Level 7 – for up to 12 personnel, the Spartan is STANAG Level 1 certified, built to withstand ballistic attack and provide advanced protection against anti-personnel mines and grenade blasts. Field-proof, low maintenance and with superior off-road performance, the Spartan can be configured with a range of weapons platform options – including a manual or electric rotating turret – making it the ideal vehicle for mission roles ranging from command and control and military tactical operations to SWAT, riot control, counter terrorism and counter surveillance.
The Typhoon is a Mine-Resistant Ambush Protected (MRAP) vehicle offering up to STANAG 3 level protection against both blast and ballistic attack. Highly manoeuvrable, with 60% gradient and 30% side slope capabilities as well as a high ground clearance of up to 920mm, the Typhoon is equally at home in urban, mountainous and challenging rural terrains and has excellent field reparability. With the capacity to carry up to 12 personnel plus equipment, the Typhoon can be configured for a wide range of missions, including Command and Control, EOD, Patrol, Convoy Support, Forward Observation, Reconnaissance and Med-Evac.
Guerman Goutorov, Founder & CEO of Streit Group, commented:
“Security forces across Latin America are facing heightened threat levels and an increased number of attacks, and we are more than confident that we can provide them with the new level of protection they need. With our 20+ years’ experience, including developing vehicles for deployment in Kosovo, Afghanistan, Iraq and Africa, we know how to produce high quality vehicles that offer the optimum balance of protection, performance and affordability”.
In addition to the Spartan and Typhoon, Streit Group manufactures a wide range of other tactical military vehicles, including:
The Scorpion is a fast-moving, agile MRAP armoured command vehicle with a top speed of 110 km/h. Its innovative modular design – with the engine and suspension mounted separately from the V-shaped monocoque shell – maximises both vehicle performance and occupant survivability. Its crew compartment, which can carry up to six personnel when deployed in the field, can be manufactured with a protection level of up to STANAG 3 level.
The capabilities of the VARAN 6×6 forward-fighting vehicle reflect its state-of-the-art design. Able to accommodate up to 10 personnel, the VARAN’s 400 horse power V6 Cummins engine gives it the power to cross the most difficult and hostile terrains, including deserts. Armoured to a full STANAG 4 level, its V-shaped hull is designed to disseminate the impact of mine blasts immediately.
Based on the Toyota Tundra, the Puma has a 5.6 litre engine with 6 speed automatic transmission. Fully armoured to STANAG 3 level, the vehicle has a monocoque hull with independently mounted suspension and can be fitted with a range of weapon platform options.
LAAD is the leading exhibition for the defence and security sector across Latin America, attracting widespread international attention and bringing together representatives of the armed forces, police and special forces and other government agencies with a wide range of companies exhibiting the latest equipment and services. In 2011, the last time the event was held, over 660 exhibitors from 40 different countries were represented and the 25,800 visitors came from 54 different countries