Jankel has delivered the first next-generation GUARDIAN counter-terror assault vehicle-urban (CTAV-URBAN) to an undisclosed customer. Based on the 2020 Ford F-550 platform, it features a new mobile adjustable ramp system (MARS) from long-standing partners Patriot 3.
The two companies have developed and integrated a new version of the MARS ramp system for GUARDIAN CTAV-URBAN, delivering a narrower, lighter, single-ramp, fully hydraulic variant that will allow counter-terror teams to effectively operate in more constrained environments. Jankel developed an armour suite for the Ford aluminium body that mounts within the vehicle without compromising structure, rigidity or durability. The integration of the new MARS ramp includes the flexibility for removal, if needed, as well as several other innovative enhancements in platform protection and tactical systems.
CTAV-URBAN has been customised to meet the exact customer needs and tactics. The vehicle has been fully tested for durability, reliability and maintainability but also to validate the advanced handling and performance characteristics expected of a truly tactical CTAV. Jankel and Patriot 3 developed and refined the CTAV-URBAN ladder system to retain all MARS standard functionalities, yet deliver additional options packaged in a single-ramp configuration.
“We have had an ongoing working relationship with Jankel since the mid-2000s and have supplied numerous multi-mission vehicle solutions to defence and law enforcement end users around the world […] Patriot3 looks forward to continuing our Jankel partnership with the introduction of the new CTAV-URBAN (complementing the CTAV), as well as future developments to meet our customers ever evolving operational requirements,” commented Patriot 3 Elevated Tactics Sales Manager, Charlie Fuqua.
Andrew Jankel, Chairman at Jankel Group, added “We’ve worked with Patriot 3 for many years on a number of successful specialist vehicle-based projects, so delivering the first of this next-generation GUARDIAN CTAV vehicles to an exceedingly important customer is a continuation of an already strong partnership […] Effective partnering is one of our key strengths here at Jankel, and our partnership with Patriot 3 is another fine example of how we bring capability, innovation, flexibility and agility together to deliver and support the very best products and services, driving mission success.”