SWAT team of Montreal police of Canada is now equipped with Navistar 4x4 armoured vehicle 0811134

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Friday, November 8, 2013 10:41 AM
 
SWAT team of Montreal police of Canada is now equipped with Navistar 4x4 armoured vehicle.
Montreal police of Canada have shown off the latest addition to their crime-fighting arsenal — a $360,000 armoured vehicle they say has been in development for the past 11 years. This new 4x4 armoured vehicle is manufactured by the Company Navistar.
     
Montreal police of Canada have shown off the latest addition to their crime-fighting arsenal — a $360,000 armoured vehicle they say has been in development for the past 11 years. This new 4x4 armoured vehicle is manufactured by the Company Navistar.
The Montreal Police department's new armoured vehicle was shown at a press launch in Montreal, Wednesday, November 6, 2013.
     

Navistar has already delivered International® MXT™ Armoured Personnel Carriers (APCs) to the the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) to provide increased protection and rescue capabilities for RCMP officers and members of the public during high-risk situations.

Francois Houle, the commander of the Montreal force’s SWAT team, says the grey-coloured vehicle, similar to those that transport money, will be used primarily to protect officers against armed suspects, who may be involved in situations like hostage-takings.

Houle says it could be used to protect an injured citizen or a police officer who is trying to get inside a perimeter where a person is using firearms.

He adds that the mobile barricade can take a pounding from projectiles, but he won’t provide any precise details about its capabilities.

The SWAT team boss notes that other major police forces in Canada have similar armoured vehicles, including the RCMP, Quebec provincial police, Ontario provincial police and municipal forces in Quebec City, Ottawa and Vancouver.

Houle was asked whether it would be used in demonstrations similar to the massive protests carried out by students last year.

He responded that it would only be used where protection from ballistic weapons is required.

 

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