Bahrain Defence Forces use Streit Group armoured vehicles


Three types of Streit Group vehicles in service with Bahrain Defence Forces were showed during the BIDEC 2017, the Bahrain International Defence Exhibition and Conferences. Streit Group is one of the most important privately owned armoured vehicles manufacturer with 12 production facilities and 25 offices worldwide.


Toyota Land Cruiser GXR armoured vehicle Bahrain Defence Force Streit Group BIDEC 2017 925 001
Toyota Land Cruiser GX.R of Bahrain Defence Force delivered by the Company Streit Group.


At BIDEC 2017, Streit Group presents and armoured version of a civilian car Toyota Land Cruiser GX.R,. The STREIT Group's armoured Toyota Land Cruiser includes full vehicle armoring with certified steel to resist external ballistic threats from any angle, OEM components such as suspension and brake system are fully upgraded to support full weight of armour without compromising the vehicle's performance.

The Streit Group Toyota Land Cruiser GX.R is used by the Bahrain Defence Forces for the transport of VIP or military personnel safely through almost any terrain offering Level BR6 protection against firing of small arms 7.62x51mm NATO caliber.


TLC 79 Toyota Land Cruiser 4x4 armoured vehicle Bahrain Defence Force Streit Group BIDEC 2017 925 001
TLC-79 armoured Toyota Land Cruiser of Bahrain Defence Force delivered by the Company Streit Group.


The Bahrain Defence Forces use also an armoured version of the TLC-79 Land Cruiser made by Streit Group designed specifically to perform to its best and to retain off-road capabilities with armour protection level CEN B6 against firing of small arms 7.62mm NATO caliber and hand grenades.

The TLC-79 with its two seats cab at the front can carry a total of 9 military personnel. The rear part of the vehicle has single door and the roof is equipped with two hatches. This light tactical vehicle can easily operable in all terrains and can be used in urban or semi-rural areas by border patrol or security forces team on specialized missions or at immediate action crime scene.


Ford F350 armoured check point vehicle Bahrain Defence Force Streit Group BIDEC 2017 925 001
Ford F350 check point armoured vehicle of Bahrain Defence Force delivered by the Company Streit Group.


The third vehicle of Bahrain Defence Forces at the booth of Streit Group at BIDEC is a check-point vehicle based on a Ford F350 Special Duty. This Streit Group product includes full vehicle armoring with certified steel and design to offer protection against firing of small arms and hand grenades fragmentations. The suspension and brake system are upgraded to support full weight of armour.

There is a double cab at the front which can accommodate 7 military personnel including the driver. The cargo area at the rear of the vehicle is fitted with a gun box able to accommodate two soldiers, the roof is is fitted with an armoured open top glass turret.

The turret can be armed with a 7.62mm or 12.7mm machine gun or automatic grenade launcher. The glass turret provides 360° view for the gunner's position, while offering all round protection from enemy fire.



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