Extreme off-road defense vehicle unveiled by Indigen Armor [Video]

Features scalable armor packages

Indigen Armor has unveiled the Non-Standard Tactical Truck (NSTT).

Essentially an armored pickup, the NSTT is described as an "ideal, lightweight alternative to heavy legacy vehicles." It features four-wheel drive, scalable armor packages, and a powerful 6.0-liter turbo-diesel engine (which can also run on JP8 and other military fuels).

Specially-built to give "soldiers greater mobility in urban, desert, woodland, jungle, mountainous, and arctic terrain," the NSTT can be transported inside the MH-47 helicopter (a Special Forces version of the CH-47 Chinook).

While Indigen is keeping specifications a closely guarded secret, two company executives tested the NSTT in a trial by fire - literally. Thankfully, none of the rounds, shot by an AK-47, managed to enter the cabin.

Source: Indigen Armor

Indigen Armor Unveils Extreme Off-Road Defense Vehicle

INDIAN LAND, SC - (May 4, 2010) - After nearly 7 years of relative obscurely manufacturing purpose-built armored vehicles for U.S. Special Operations groups, Defense Venture Group, through its subsidiary, Indigen Armor, has designed, engineered and manufactured a Non-Standard Tactical Truck (NSTT) for commercial release. Check out the video of company executives that sat in the vehicle while it was shot at with an AK-47 assault rifle. If it is good enough for our troops to ride in then it is good enough for the guys who made it to prove that it works.

The NSTT is an armored, 4-door, 4-wheel drive, turbo diesel pick-up truck. This truck is purpose-built, literally built from the ground up. The NSTT was designed to afford soldiers greater mobility in urban, desert, woodland, jungle, mountainous, and arctic terrain. The chassis, suspension, power train and armored occupant safety cell were engineered specifically to carry large payloads across rough landscape in denied areas.

The NSTT offers scalable armor packages to meet multiple threat levels. Its 6.0 turbo diesel engine runs on JP8 and other military diesel fuels. Internally transportable in an MH-47 helicopter, the NSTT can accommodate a variety of low-profile or overt tactical body styles. This allows the end user to change the vehicle's profile.

An ideal, lightweight alternative to heavy legacy vehicles, the NSTT comfortably accommodates four operators with their combat gear, communications equipment, and C4ISR technology. It is perfect for special operations, defense, paramilitary and security organizations that require a reliable and robust off-road capability in high threat environments.

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the war in the Gulf region observes no rules of engagement . operators riding this vehicle would of course not come out yelling ...hey guys don't hit us , were just a SpecOpsTeam doing our job here and our vehicle is only lightly armoured so please go and fire at a Humvee instead .
May 7th, 2010 3:36pm
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Martin22 Martin22
Man this thing looks like thrown together by Jeremy Clarksson, Richard Hammond & Captain Slow. And this shouldn't be shown on a racetrack. Even in this marketing video it looks horrible performing on it. I know it wasn't built for racetrack and should save lives other than be nice to look at - but was just a point... A mix between Mahindra (side), Nissan Titan (front) and Nissan Frontier (rear)- niiice :-D
May 7th, 2010 3:29pm
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i would have liked to see the truck resist hits from incoming RPG-7 rounds or how it can sustain the blast generated by an Improvised Explosive Device detonated from underneath the chassis , with the test "dummies" firmly strapped on board , then were talking business .
May 6th, 2010 2:20pm
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Come on thats a bit harsh dont you think? The whole purpose of the truck is to be used as a tactical truck for missions dealing with such nature. Its not meant to be a full armored truck or armored personnel carrier. Its mainly for special ops in unique and closed environment missions. hence why it looks like an ordinary pickup from afar, to not give away its true purpose.
May 7th, 2010 10:28am
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599FXX 599FXX
that's great and all, but no protection for the radiator and inter cooler? those cooling systems might be important.
May 6th, 2010 10:03am
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