Jankel, a world-leader in the design and manufacture of high-specification defence, security and NGO protection systems, has received an order for 35 Toyota LC200 vehicles following the recent launch of their “Act Now â€“ Armour Later” initiative. The vehicles have been ordered by an undisclosed existing customer and will be securely stored and maintained by Jankel prior to being armoured, as required. The customer is already in discussions with Jankel regarding the future armouring and/or modification programme of the 35 base LC200 vehicles purchased, to meet their emerging needs. Modifications include Civilian Armoured Vehicle conversions (Hot Formed Armoured CAV), military specification modifications and armoured twin-cab pickup variants.
Dan Crosby, Commercial Director at Jankel Group said: “We are very pleased to have received this first major order of 35 Toyota LC200 vehicles as a direct result of us launching our “Act Now â€“ Armour Later” scheme. He added: “Our detailed analysis indicates that there are very low stocks left worldwide and available for applications such as armouring so we’re encouraging all of our current and potential clients to seriously consider the “Act Now â€“ Armour Later” scheme. Given the constraints imposed by the anticipated end of LC200 production, now is most certainly the time to act, in order to fill the gap until the replacement vehicle is developed, certified and available for use”.
With the Toyota LC200 due to go out of production in 2021, Jankel are offering current and new clients the “Act Now â€“ Armour Later” scheme to purchase LC200s now and then have them stored up to the point that they require armouring, before then entering service. The scheme is flexible and can be tailored to meet a customer’s specific needs. Jankel are already working on plans to develop solutions to armour Toyota’s replacement for the LC200 but it remains a fact that there will be a gap between the current LC200 going out of production and the new armoured model being developed, tested, certified, built and suitable for operational use. Jankel are offering current fleet owners the opportunity to buy the existing LC200 â€˜up front’ to ensure there are no gaps in capability during the transition period and to help maintain fleet commonality for as long as possible.
Certified to VPAM BRV 2009 level VR7, and with side blast protection of 15kg TNT at 2m distance as standard, this live fire-tested and certified vehicle offers protection you can rely on. In addition, the platform offers the safety of a fully tested and validated brake and suspension system to PAS301. The new Publicly Available Standard (PAS) 301 sets out the automotive test methods and standards for compliance by civilian armoured vehicle manufacturers. The Hot-Formed Armoured Toyota LC 200 has many proven design options developed for unique user requirements. Jankel’s Hot-Formed Armoured Toyota LC 200 has passed comprehensive live-fire testing in accordance with BRV 2009, ERV 2010 and AEP 55 at an independent testing house in Germany. Additionally the vehicle has been certified to meet the requirements of M1 Passenger vehicles in Europe.