Newest Canadian-made armoured vehicle ready to hit the streets
INKAS Huron APC features blast-resistant flooring, bulletproof passenger and engine compartments
TORONTO—A Toronto-based armoured vehicle manufacturer has unveiled the latest in its line of armoured personnel carriers (APCs) designed for police and military use.
INKAS Armored Vehicle Manufacturing, which builds everything from retrofitted armoured Toyota Camrys to armoured riot control vehicles built on medium-duty commercial truck platforms, pulled the cover off its Huron APC, an off-road capable tactical defence and attack vehicle.
Built at the company’s plant in Toronto, the Huron is powered by an 8.3-litre Paccar Inc. diesel engine mated to a 10-speed manual transmission built by Allison Transmission, Inc., and is clad in bullet- and blast-proof armour from the ground up.
According to INKAS, the Huron’s passenger compartment and engine bay are designed to withstand 7.62×51 SC ammunition and 7.62×51 M80 NATO Ball ammunition, and is tested to meet NIJ-STD-0108.01 Level III and CEN Level B6 ballistic standards.
The floor of the Huron is fitted with blast protection to defend against fragmentation from detonation of two DM-51 German ordnance hand grenades or equivalent light anti-personnel mines.
“At INKAS … we know how important it is to provide protection, reliability and mobility along with a high level of comfort to the passengers of an armored personnel carrier in any type of weather condition,” INKAS board member Maj.-Gen. David Fraser said in a statement.
“We believe that our customers—police forces, SWAT and other security agencies in Latin America, Africa and all over the world —will see the true value in INKAS Huron APC.”
The Huron is fully customizable, from the length of the vehicle to the roof-mounted gun turret.
The first four vehicles are being built for the Colombian national police force.
INKAS’ lineup includes a host of armoured sedans and SUVs, as well as cash-in-transit vehicles, armoured buses and specialty vehicles for law enforcement and military use.