The armoring of the car follows the principle of “The Shell-in-The Shell” integrated protection based on many years of experience in building special protected vehicles based on different make/models of sedans and SUVs and other types of the cars.
The strong protective system of the car has immediately met all the personal protection requirements of the relevant authorities in Germany and EU, and are the vehicle to have been comprehensively certificated for ballistic protection in resistance class in accordance with VPAM BRV2009 (Bullet Resistant Vehicles) and for blast protection in resistance class ERV2010 (Explosive Resistance Vehicles).
Where explosive charges are concerned, the car has demonstrated its protective capabilities by meeting the requirements of ERV2010 and the Federal Office of Criminal Investigation. Innovative under body armoring almost entirely covers the under body for the first time, a unique feature in the civilian special protection segment.
BRV 2009 specifies much stricter requirements than BRV1999: the main difference between these guidelines is that according to BRV1999 a vehicle can be shot at 45° or 90° only. According to VPAM BRV2009 the vehicle can be shot at ANY angle, which makes it much more challenging, but on the other hand much closer to the real life.
Also the new standard ERV2010 increased the requirements for the protection against side blasts – originally the requirement was to sustain a blast of 15 kg TNT from a distance of 4 m. The charge was put on the ground level.
The new requirement prescribes the detonation of the same amount of TNT,15 kg.