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Lenco Bearcat Played Critical Role in Stockton Robbery, Hostage Response

October 24, 2014
Lenco Industries, Inc., has announced that the City of Stockton, Calif.’s BearCat tactical armored vehicle (TAV) was instrumental in a recent incident in which three heavily armed persons robbed the Bank of the West and took three hostages.

BearCat EOD "BombCat" ARV

August 29, 2014
Lenco's product line includes the Bear armored SWAT truck, and several variants of the BearCat, including the BearCat Tactical SUV and the BearCat EOD "BombCat" armored response vehicle for EOD and IEDD first responders.

Lenco BombCat: Built to Take the Blast

May 2, 2014

Known to the company and its customers as the "BombCat," the EOD model BearCat was, like most of the company's products, the result of a customer request.

Lenco Introduces "BombCat" ARV

March 29, 2014
Lenco Industries, Inc., designer and manufacturer of armored police vehicles, has introduced the BearCat EOD "BombCat" armored response vehicle for EOD and IEDD first responders.

Lenco Armored Vehicles Debuts BearCat Tactical SUV

March 19, 2014
Lenco Industries' new Tactical SUV is another variant of the popular BearCat APC employed by military and law enforcement agencies worldwide. Without sacrifice to tactical functionality, Lenco has designed the BearCat SUV to meet the need within law enforcement for a more inconspicuous armored vehicle in VIP and diplomatic protection.

Lenco To Display BearCat G3 at NTOA Conference

September 12, 2013
Lenco Industries will display its latest BearCat model at the NTOA Tactical Operations Conference beginning Sept. 22.

Conn. SWAT Challenge Features Lenco BearCat

August 16, 2013
The 2013 Connecticut SWAT Challenge will feature Lenco's BearCat G3 armored vehicle at the tactical competition scheduled for Aug. 20-22 and hosted by the West Hartford Police Department.

Armored Rescue Vehicles: Mobile Force Multipliers

August 6, 2013
Armored vehicles are a mobile force multiplier for law enforcement, and in this extremely violent era, they are essential equipment.

Lenco Introduces Bearcat EOD BombCat Armored Vehicle

June 14, 2013
In addition to technicians, the BombCat accommodates a large tactical robot like the Andros F6A that can be readily accessed using a fold-down ramp at the curb side door or deployed from a hydraulically controlled platform at the front of the vehicle.

Lenco Offers 'MedCat' Armored Vehicle for Tactical EMS

June 7, 2013
Lenco Industries has introduced a version of its BearCat armored rescue vehicle suited to tactical EMS missions for law enforcement and the military. The BearCat MedEvac LE (also known as the "MedCat") was designed to meet the combined requirements of SWAT and tactical EMS teams.

Lenco Vehicles in Boston Manhunt

April 26, 2013

Lenco produced this video showing images from the law enforcement response to the Boston Marathon bombing manhunt. Music by Tomas Grut.

St. Louis County Acquires SWAT Vehicle, Truck

November 28, 2012
The St. Louis County (Mo.) Police Department acquired a Lenco Bearcat and Farber equipment truck to provide a regional resource for tactical officers.

Armored Specialty Vehicles

August 22, 2012

Armored vehicles provide officers with tactical advantages in barricade situations and other incidents involving individuals armed with high-caliber rounds. In addition to NIJ Level IV protection, they can be customized with all manner of equipment, including gear to help evacuate civilians and downed officers. Read our August feature to find out how to secure funding for these useful tools. Photos provided by manufacturers.

St. Petersburg Unveils Armored Rescue Vehicle

August 2, 2012
The St. Petersburg (Fla.) Police Department publicly unveiled its new Lenco BearCat armored rescue vehicle for high-risk encounters involving the SWAT team.

UC Berkeley Drops Plan to Buy Armored Vehicle

July 10, 2012
The University of California, Berkeley Police Department will not acquire an armored vehicle that it planned to procure using a federal grant, after campus administrators and city leaders nixed the plan.

Lenco BEAR & BearCat In Action

January 31, 2012

View our gallery featuring images of Lenco's BEAR and BearCat Armored Rescue Vehicles (ARVs) in use by several law enforcement agencies. Editor's note: This gallery is sponsored by Lenco.

Vermont State Police Acquire Lenco G3 Armored Truck

November 7, 2011
The Vermont State Police have acquired a Lenco G3 armored truck that the agency will make available to city and county law enforcement agencies who may face an active shooter, high-risk warrant subject, or barricaded suspect.

Ohio Agency Acquires Lenco BearCat

August 30, 2011
The BearCat stands about 12 feet tall, weighs about 17,000 pounds and can carry 10 officers. The $201,000 vehicle was funded through a federal grant.

Lenco Bearcat Arrives For California Agency

July 15, 2010
The 18,000-pound special purpose vehicle cost $242,909 and was funded with a homeland security grant. The vehicle is set on a Ford F-550 chassis and can withstand a blast from an explosive device, as well as any available non-military grade munitions.

Is Your SWAT Team Really Ready?

March 23, 2010
Two Lenco Bearcat armored rescue vehicles (ARVs) were used to move perimeter personnel farther back and out of the suspect's line of fire. Ultimately as many as 200 officers from many LE agencies responded to the mutual aid calls for assistance. A number of SWAT teams answered the call and worked the inner perimeter.
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