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Mercedes-Benz Unveils Snazzy New Armored Patrol Vehicle

Mercedes-Benz has teamed with EADS to offer one of the coolest looking wheeled armored vehicles we’ve ever seen. Dubbed the G-Wagon Light Armored Patrol Vehicle (LAPV), this concept vehicle was unveiled at the recent Eurosatory defense expo.

The press release says the LAPVs monocoque full steel body and modular armor provides an unspecified level of ballistic protection and that it also comes with a mine deflecting armored floor and an IED jamming system.

While it’s not uncommon to see ISAF Mercedes-Benz vehicles driving around Kabul, this model with its orange highlights really looks custom built for the security-obsessed, Gulf state residing, ridiculously-wealthy set.

More photos of the Mercedes LAPV can be found at autoblog. Click here for a .pdf brochure.

-- Greg Grant

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