ASV in B6 level are armoured using materials, both opaque and transparent, that meet or exceed the requirements of the European CEN 1522/23 and CEN 1063 standards to the level FB6 for opaque areas and BR6 for transparent areas.

Armouring

All four sides of the passenger compartment and the roof of the vehicle are protected using high-quality armour steel and glass defeating 7.62x51mm M80 Nato Ball ammunition (U.S. NIJ level III, CEN level FB6/BR6) and 5.56×45 SS109 ammunition (CEN level FB5/BR5 and FB6/BR6) at 0° incidence (90° to the surface) and 10m range according to CEN1063 and CEN1522.

Opaque Areas

All opaque areas including the roof are protected against the following and all lesser weapons/ ammunitions at 90° impact angle in accordance with the above specifications.

  • Calibre 7.62 x 39 mm, FJ/PB/FeC, AK 47 Kalashnikov
  • Calibre 5.56 x 45 mm, FJ/PB/SCP, M16 Colt
  • Calibre 7.62 x 51 mm, FJ/PB/SC, (FN) “FAL” / “LAR” NATO rifle

Transparent Areas

All transparent areas are multi-layer and polycarbonate coated to protect against the following and all lesser weapons/ ammunitions at 90° impact angle in accordance with the above specifications.

  • Calibre 7.62 x 39 mm, FJ/PB/FeC, AK 47 Kalashnikov
  • Calibre 5.56 x 45 mm, FJ/PB/SCP, M16 Colt
  • Calibre 7.62 x 51 mm, FJ/PB/SC, (FN) “FAL” / “LAR” NATO rifle

Floor

The floor of the vehicle is designed to defeat the following hand grenades

  • Two DM51 (German Norm) detonated simultaneously

In addition, the floor also offers protection against anti-personnel mines.

Armouring design:

  • The armouring is integrated inside the vehicle’s cab and forms a complete self-supporting structure so as to avoid excessive stress on the vehicle’s original structure.
  • The interior armour-frame provides overlap for the large-surface armour components such as the door armour-plates and the windows.
  • Hinge mounting points are reinforced both in the pillars and in the doors in a way that the armouring of the door is supported by the armouring of the pillar.
  • Heavy-duty hinges with in-built door-stop.
  • Fuel-tank(s) protected with steel armour-plates.
  • The battery and control module of the engine are protected to the same level as the opaque areas.

Test Reports

All materials used in the production of the cabin were successfully tested against projectiles and explosives by independent laboratories. Test reports can be presented upon request or during a factory visit.

Additional equipment included:

  • ECM and battery protection
  • Fuel-tank protection
  • Upgraded suspension to cope with the additional weight due to armouring
  • Run-flat systems on all 5 wheels

Ares Security Vehicles in B7 level are armoured using materials that meet or exceed the requirements of the European CEN 1522/23 standard – level FB7 for the vehicle’s sides and rear and level FB6 for the firewall and the roof, and meet or exceed the requirements of US NIJ level IV or CEN 1063 – level BR7 for transparent areas, see details below.

Armouring

Opaque Areas

Both sides of the passenger compartment and the rear bulkhead of the vehicle are protected using 13mm high-quality armour steel defeating the following ammunitions up to the 7.62x51mm P80 Nato Ball (U.S. NIJ level IV, CEN level FB7) at 0° incidence (90° to the surface) and 10m range according to CEN1522.

  • Calibre 7.62 x 39 mm, FMJ/PB/HCI, AK 47 Kalashnikov
  • Calibre 5.56 x 45 mm, FJ/PB/SCP, M16 Colt (FB5-FB6)
  • Calibre 7.62 x 51 mm, FJ/PB/SC, FN “FAL/LAR” NATO rifle (FB6-NIJ III)
  • Calibre 7.62 x51mm, FJ/PB/HC (AP), FN “FAL/LAR” NATO rifle (FB7-NIJ IV)

The firewall and the roof are protected using 6.5mm high-quality armour steel defeating the following ammunitions up to the 7.62x51mm M80 Nato Ball (U.S. NIJ level III, CEN level FB6) at 0° incidence (90° to the surface) and 10m range according to CEN1522.

  • Calibre 7.62 x 39 mm, FMJ/PB/FeC, AK 47 Kalashnikov
  • Calibre 5.56 x 45 mm, FJ/PB/SCP, M16 Colt (FB5-FB6)
  • Calibre 7.62 x 51 mm, FJ/PB/SC, FN “FAL/LAR” NATO rifle (FB6-NIJ III)

Transparent Areas

All transparent areas are multi-layer and polycarbonate coated, 55-58mm thick, to protect against the following and lesser weapons/ ammunitions up to the 7.62x51mm P80 Nato Ball (U.S. NIJ level IV, CEN level FB7) at 0° incidence (90° to the surface) and 10m range according to CEN1063.

  • Calibre 7.62 x 39 mm, FJ/PB/FeC, AK 47 Kalashnikov
  • Calibre 5.56 x 45 mm, FJ/PB/SCP, M16 Colt (BR5-BR6)
  • Calibre 7.62 x 51 mm, FJ/PB/SC, (FN) “FAL” / “LAR” NATO rifle (BR6-NIJ III)
  • Calibre 7.62 x51mm, FJ/PB/HC, (AP), FN “FAL/LAR” Rifle (NIJ IV) (minimum spacing between impacts in excess of 120mm)
  • OPTION: All transparent areas to defeat 7.62×51 P80 according to CEN1063 level FB7 (3 shots in triangle of 120mm side at 10m)

Floor

The floor of the vehicle is designed to defeat the following hand grenades and land-mines

  • Two DM51 (German Norm) detonated simultaneously
  • Two HG85 Fragmentation Handgrenades (under front and rear passenger seats)
  • Two DM31 AP Landmines (under front and rear passenger seats)

Armouring design:

  • The armouring is integrated inside the vehicle’s cab and forms a complete self-supporting structure so as to avoid excessive stress on the vehicle’s original structure.
  • The interior armour-frame provides overlap for the large-surface armour components such as the door armour-plates and the windows.
  • Hinge mounting points are reinforced both in the pillars and in the doors in a way that the armouring of the door is supported by the armouring of the pillar.
  • Heavy-duty hinges with in-built door-stop.
  • Fuel-tank(s) protected with steel armour-plates.
  • The battery and control module of the engine are protected using 6.5mm high-quality armour steel.

Test Reports

All materials used in the production of the cabin were successfully tested against projectiles and explosives by independent laboratories. Test reports can be presented upon request or during a factory visit.

Additional equipment included:

  • ECM and battery protection
  • Fuel-tank protection
  • Upgraded brakes
  • Upgraded suspension to cope with the additional weight due to armouring
  • Run-flat systems on all 5 wheels

Further optional equipment available at extra cost, such as:

  • Ballistic radiator protection
  • Full engine sides protection
  • Brake upgrade – stage 2 (slotted discs and braided hoses + HD callipers and pads)
  • Brake upgrade – stage 3 (big discs, 6-piston callipers front, 4-piston callipers rear and pads)
  • Suspension upgrade – stage 2 (HD antiroll bars)
  • Suspension upgrade – stage 3 (high performance springs and dampers for high-speed driving)
  • Heavy Duty 18” alloy rims with run-flats
  • Gun-ports
  • 2-way intercom
  • Front and rear strobe-lights integrated in OEM light lenses
  • Police siren/Public address system
  • Bull-bar
  • Communications equipment (VHF, UHF, satellite…)
  • Electronic Counter Measure Equipment (RF Jammer)
  • Video recording/surveillance equipment
  • Higher ballistic protection level
  • Additional blast protection
  • Other

Available upon request on new production order. Please let us know your specific requirements.