Swedish police gets Arquus Fortress Mk2 tactical armored vehicles

Arquus has sold an undisclosed number of Fortress Mk2 tactical armored vehicles to the Swedish police. No detail about this contract is currently available.
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Arquus Fortress Mk 2 (Picture source: Army Recognition)

The third week of the Arquus e-xpo in June 2020 was an opportunity for Arquus to present its latest addition to its range of tactical vehicles: the Fortress Mk 2. This vehicle combines the very high mobility of the Fortress and brand new capabilities in terms of protection. More aggressive and even better protected than its predecessor, the Fortress Mk2 is a modern, high-performance vehicle, very well adapted to current and future operational commitments. It combines mobility and protection in a single multi-purpose vehicle, developed to meet the demands of Arquus' customers and partners.

The new protection level offered by the Fortress Mk2 in comparison with its predecessor makes it one of the most protected 4x4 Armored Personnel Carriers (APC) on the market. This increase in protection has been achieved without any increase in mass, thanks to the use of the latest Arquus technologies in terms of armor and body architecture. Since its presentation in 2014, the Fortress has always been very popular due to its excellent off-road capabilities and has very soon been adopted by a European Special Forces unit.

Designed to transport a group of 11 soldiers over all terrains, the Fortress Mk 2 combines optimal protection against ballistic threats and – though not required for a police force - mines or IEDs encountered on a battlefield, and unprecedented off-road mobility capabilities thanks to its independent suspensions and powerful engine.

The Fortress Mk 2 retains the 6-cylinder 340-horsepower engine of the Mk 1, which gives it a power-to-weight ratio of 23 hp per ton, a top speed of 120 km/h and a range of 1,200 kilometers. Its exceptional mobility and interior configuration allow for the safe transport of a group and its equipment with a high level of comfort, ensuring that they are physically and mentally fit before entering in action.