Armor Piercing Ballistic Protection Now Available for Police Interceptors

For decades, Ford has been well known for serving the needs of police officers with its Police Interceptor vehicles. Now, the automaker is taking that commitment one step further by offering armor-piercing ballistic protection for its lineup of sedans and SUVs.

“Ford is well-known in the police community for going further to enhance officer safety. It’s what our product is all about, first and foremost,” said Raj Sarkar, general marketing manager, Ford North American Fleet, Lease and Remarketing operations.

The latest announcement means that Ford will be the first automaker to offer factory-equipped Department of Justice (DoJ) Type IV ballistic panels for pursuit rated vehicles. The DoJ Type IV standard is described as protection from a .30 caliber armor-piercing round "with a specified mass of 10.8 g (166 gr) and a velocity of 878 m/s ± 9.1 m/s (2880 ft/s ± 30 ft/s).”

To learn more about the new option, and to see it in action, check out the following tweet from @therealautoblog.

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