The armored vehicles manufactured by Motofac Special Vehicles LLC are fully compliant with the European committee for standardization(CEN) to BS EN 1063 level BR6/BS EN 1522 level FB6 which equates to the following threat:
Caliber 7.62 x 51 mm NATO ball, 9.5 gram @ 10 meters, 3 shots into 120mm circle, velocity 830 mps +/- 10 mps and all lesser threats (including AK 47 assault rifle soft core ammunition), defined as ballistic B6 at both 45 & 90 degrees and various oblique angles including:

  • 5.56 X 45 mm (SS 109);
  • 5.49 X 39 mm Kalashnikov;
  • 7.62 x 39 mm Kalashnikov;
  • 7.62 X 51 mm (NATO) ball; and
  • A minimum of 2 X DM51 hand grenades detonated simultaneously directly on top and underneath the vehicle.

The armoring process on the standard base vehicles is integrated after the base vehicle production without changing the exterior appearance. All gaps between the main body of the vehicle and the doors are overlapped and fitted with features to prevent foreign projectiles or splinters from entering the passenger compartment.

Materials used for armoring:

All materials used in the armoring process such as steel and glass have undergone a thorough destructive testing process from recognized government testing agency and have demonstrated the ability, and be fully certified, to successfully defeat all threats defined as ballistic level B6 at both 45 and 90 degrees angles including

  • 5.56 X 45 mm (SS 109);
  • 5.49 X 39 mm Kalashnikov;
  • 7.62 x 39 mm Kalashnikov;
  • 7.62 X 51 mm (NATO) ball; and
  • A minimum of 2 X DM51 hand grenades detonated simultaneously directly on top and underneath the vehicle.

All ballistic glass installed on the armored vehicles rated as providing B6 ballistic protection levels at an ambient temperature of 50°C and carries a two year warranty against de- lamination.

1. Opaque areas:

All opaque areas including the roof are protected with ballistic steel plating against soft core projectiles fired with the following and all lesser weapons at 90 degree and 45 degree (roof) impact angle:

  • 5.56 X 45 mm (SS 109);
  • 5.49 X 39 mm Kalashnikov;
  • 7.62 x 39 mm Kalashnikov;
  • 7.62 X 51 mm (NATO) ball; and
  • A minimum of 2 X DM51 hand grenades detonated simultaneously directly on top and underneath the vehicle.

2. Transparent areas:

All transparent areas are protected against projectiles fired with the following and all lesser weapons at 90° impact angle:

  • Caliber 7.62 X 39 mm, FJ/PB/SC, AK 47 (Kalashnikov) OBR- 43 PS;
  • Caliber 5.45 X 39.5 mm AP, FJ/PB/SCP, AKS 74 (Kalashnikov) OBR-74;
  • Caliber 5.56 X 45 mm, FJ/PB/SCP, US Rifle M16 A2, SS-109/M-8555; and
  • Caliber 7.62 X 51 mm, FJ/PB/SC, “FAL”/”LAR” NATO Rifle.

Ballistic glass is installed in a ballistic steel frame to ensure that angled shots cannot penetrate through the sides of the glass.

3. Floor:

The floor is fitted out with anti blast steel sheet with a minimum thickness of 4.2 mm designed in such a way that it will defeat at least two DM51 hand grenades detonated simultaneously per square meter and all lesser explosives in full compliance with the European Committee for Standardization (CEN) standards to B6 level, fitted using continuous weld.

4. Engine compartment:

All batteries are protected within steel armored boxes within the engine compartment against projectiles and splinters; these armored boxes can be easily removed for maintenance or transportation.

The vehicle management system, including the fuse boxes, which controls the essential electrical vehicle functions, are protected with armored steel to level B6 against splinters and fragmentation.

Full length armored steel to the level of B6 ballistic certification is mounted on both sides of the engine compartment behind the vehicle wings protecting the engine compartment.

The dash board, bulk head, firewall and openings for normal vehicle functions such as steering column, foot pedals and other controls are protected by ballistic steel to level B6.

5. Protected fuel tanks:
All fuel tanks are fully armored using blast steel to combat ballistic and fragmentation attacks.
6. Door apertures:

Each and every door aperture has a ballistic steel overlap and splash return around the door aperture, through 180°/360° of the aperture, to prevent any ballistic leakage and also to keep the armored door in place in the event of a large side blast.

7. Doors and door hinges:

  • All standard door hinges on all doors are replaced with engineered – for- purpose heavy duty hinges capable of sustained functioning of the heavier armored doors.
  • All door pillars are armored and specially reinforced to prevent distortion caused by the additional weight of the doors.
  • All door hinges directly connect the armoring steel in the doors to the armoring steel in the pillars and no weight is carried by the standard sheet steel of the base vehicle.
  • Door check straps/ retainers are fitted to all doors to prevent reaching full articulation.

8. Suspension system:

The standard OEM Suspension system is replaced with high performance suspension system providing constant loading.

Upgraded steering dampers, front and rear shock absorbers from high quality Australian or German manufacturers of sufficient design to prevent fluid from boiling , front and rear springs as well as the front and rear anti roll bars are installed.

Suspension turrets and anchoring points are strengthened and reinforced to enable the additional load.

9. Tires:

All wheels including the spare tire are fitted with run flat systems rated at 50 km at a speed of 80kmph run flat capability supplied by either Hutchinson/ Runflat International.