The Testudo APC – Police and Military Vehicles version is one of the world’s best armoured personnel carriers produced by Stark Armoring , a joint venture between Stark Armoring and I.A.S. Canada. Testudo APC can safely transport 10 occupants including two crew and eight troops.
The vehicle is integrated with spaced and sloped armour solutions for protection against mines, IEDs and ballistic threats. It protects the crew from anti-tank and anti-personnel mines, bomblets and artillery shells, and offers all-round ballistic protection against high power rifle protection.
Testudo can integrate various user equipment such as radio systems, LRAD systems, and mast systems for surveillance and detection. Testudo can also be equipped with pressurized cabin in order to allow comfortable operation also in presence of tear gas and other disturbing air contaminations.
Stark Armoring is specialized in the design, developing and manufacturing of an extensive range of armoured personnel carriers
The Testudo is a unique vehicle in terms of technical characteristics, design and assembly. It is characterized by a high level of maneuverability, with the small turning radius making it ideal choice for urban environments. By utilizing innovative lightweight composite materials, Stark Armoring ensures the highest level of performance and mobility for its multi-mission platform. The body of the vehicle has been specifically designed to incorporate advanced heat and noise insulation materials providing an uncompromised level of comfort to its occupants. The vehicle is fully air-conditioned for comfort use in harsh environments.
By implementing modular design Stark Armoring has created a vehicular platform which is able to support a wide range of operational scenarios including but not limited to armoured personnel carrier, mobile command and control unit, law enforcement vehicle, medical evacuation vehicle, EOD vehicle, surveillance and reconnaissance vehicle, riot control vehicle. This high performance multi-purpose armoured personnel carrier has been specifically designed for military, law enforcement, peacekeeping and civilian applications.
The Testudor’s perimeter armouring of the passenger compartment and engine bay is designed to provide protection up to CEN B7 ballistic protection level. The floor is fitted with blast protection to defend occupants in case of a simultaneous explosion of 2 DM-51 German ordnance hand grenades or equivalent light anti-personnel mines. All utilized materials have been tested by internationally-recognized North American and European laboratories to meet ballistic protection standards.
In addition to standard security features such as perimeter gun ports, escape hatches, advanced locks, external view cameras, crowd-control systems, siren/PA system, emergency lighting, Stark Armoring equips its vehicles with advanced defense solutions to enhance vehicle’s ability to accomplish its mission in a secure and efficient way. Among available security solutions are remote weapon systems, turrets, escape hatches, video surveillance equipment, night vision systems, fire source detection systems, chemical protection units and other.