U.S. provides six Lenco Bearcat armoured to Pakistani police


On December 6, 2017, U.S. Consul General Grace Shelton officially handed over six Bearcat armored personnel vehicles (APVs) worth 150 million rupee ($1.5 million USD) to the Balochistan police officials at an event in Karachi. The vehicles were built by the American company Lenco and were designed specifically for the rough terrain of Balochistan and easy maintenance locally.


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U.S. Consul General Grace Shelton officially handed over six Bearcat armored personnel vehicles to the Balochistan police (Picture source Twitter US Consulate Karachi)


In addition to the APVs, the United States recently donated 4,000 bullet resistant vests, mine and explosives detectors, bomb suits, and bomb blankets. The total donation was in excess of $7 million USD.

Speaking at the event the Consul General said, “The recent targeted killings of Balochistan police officers shows just how dangerous policing can be in Balochistan and how we cannot rest in determining ways to keep law enforcement officers safe. The United States Government hopes these vehicles and the other protective equipment can help protect these brave officers while they continue to fight crime and terrorism.”

The United States Department of State’s Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs works in more than 90 countries to help countries combat crime and corruption, counter drug-related offences, improve police institutions, and promote laws and court systems that are fair and accountable.

Lenco Armored Vehicles is a leading US designer and manufacturer of tactical armored vehicles for law enforcement, government and military agencies. Lenco has been in business since 1981 and has manufactured more than 5,000 APCs in more than 40 countries.

The Lenco BearCat (Ballistic Engineered Armored Response Counter Attack Truck)[8][9] is a wheeled armored personnel carrier designed for military and law enforcement use. It is in use by numerous military forces and law enforcement agencies around the world.


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