Chilean Police uses Plasan's Sandcast Armored Vehicles

The Carabineros de Chile acquired the 11 vehicles at the end of 2019 for the Prefecture of Control of Public Order (COP). The armored vehicles arrived Chile on late February 2020

Chilean Police uses Plasan's Sandcast Armored Vehicles

Photo: Plasan website

A tender submitted by the Chilean police (Carabineros de Chile) for the purchase of tires shows that the police use 11 armored vehicles of the TPV Sandcat 4x4 model made by the Israeli company Plasan.

According to Spanish website Infodefensa, the Carabineros de Chile acquired the 11 vehicles at the end of 2019 for the Prefecture of Control of Public Order (COP). The armored vehicles arrived Chile on late February 2020. 

The TPV Sandcat 4x4 is a highly mobile multi-mission armored vehicle. Its design allows it to perform a wide range of missions such as law enforcement, SWAT and Special forces, peacekeeping, homeland security, border patrol and armed conflict, and is used for troop transport, command and control tasks, transportation weapons and VIP coverage in conflict zones.

The vehicle has a Ford F-550 Super Duty chassis and is equipped with a 6.7-liter V8 turbo diesel engine that allows it to reach a speed of 120 km/h and quickly get in and out of difficult situations, even with its load of up to eight police officers or fully equipped soldiers.

The car is capable of fording streams, crossing trenches, climbing vertical steps, steep inclines and side slopes, as well as speeding through sand, rock, mud and ice with run-flat tires that prevent punctures. It has an advanced and light armor that provides Stanag Level 3 protection to the crew and to the critical points of the vehicle.

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