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Armored Rescue Vehicles: Mobile Force Multipliers
Maine Company Introduces Dual-Tracked SWAT Bot

Maine Company Introduces Dual-Tracked SWAT Bot

A southern Maine company that produces robotic vehicles for movies and the military has introduced the SWAT Bot, a dual-tracked armored robotic vehicle for high-risk tactical situations.

April 24, 2013

Armored Rescue Vehicles: 3 Effective Deployments

Armored Rescue Vehicles: 3 Effective Deployments

ARVs are one of the many specialized "tools" in the SWAT toolbox. As such, they're usually employed only for high-risk situations and community relations initiatives. The end result is that ARVs are employed very selectively and infrequently.

September 8, 2011

POLICE-TREXPO West: Tactical Toys

POLICE-TREXPO West: Tactical Toys

Once again, POLICE-TREXPO West exceeded my expectations. And once again, I came away with greater knowledge and appreciation for the law enforcement profession and also for SWAT—a profession within a profession.

April 22, 2010

Is Your SWAT Team Really Ready?

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.

March 23, 2010

Massacre in Pittsburgh: The Unthinkable Strikes Again

SWAT took up positions around the suspect’s brick house as the firefight raged. SWAT’s Lenco BEAR armored rescue vehicle withstood numerous bullet hits, including two very visible hits to the front windshield.

April 15, 2009

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