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Grizzly APC [Blackwater]
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Posted on 03/21/2007 2:24:26 AM PDT by Daffynition

Grizzly APC

The leader in the high-threat security industry, Blackwater incorporates real-world lessons learned on the streets of Iraq and Afghanistan into all of our operations. Now, we’ve gone one step further.

Blackwater presents the GRIZZLY™ – the world’s only Armored Personnel Carrier intended to counter the most lethal threats in the modern urban combat environment.

The GRIZZLY™ incorporates the Blackwater High Threat Armor Protection System© (patent pending). This state-of-the-art technology is an exceptional armor system unmatched in the urban APC market. The Blackwater High Threat Armor Protection System is engineered to defeat projectiles up to .50 caliber and to provide an IED-survivable envelope.

The GRIZZLY™ is constructed of AR500, the best armored steel in the industry. The passenger compartment walls are angled to deflect the deadly blast waves produced by mines, rocket-propelled grenades (RPGs) and improvised explosive devices (IEDs).

ARMORED BY BLACKWATER
• Designed and engineered by Blackwater explosives experts
• High Threat Armor Protection System© — defeats up to

  .50 caliber AP
• State-of-the-art multi-layer armor technology
• AR500 steel armor provides maximum survivability
• Fiber-Tek® armor reinforced belly and lowers

• Clean, angled underside deflects IED blast waves
• MIG-welded armored undercarriage
• Drive train is fully enclosed in the armored envelope
• Fully armored doors; heavy-duty hinges; quick-exit hatches
• Top-side egress hatches (2)

• Fighting ports (5): two on each side, one rear
• Transparent armor windows defeat 7.62 x 51mm NATO Ball standard;
  NIJ Level 3; European B6; UL Level 5
• ArmorThane® tactical coating inside and out; reduces probability of spall

PERFORMANCE
• 300+ hp diesel motor – gets you out of trouble faster than you got into it!
• Cruising speeds over 65 miles per hour (>100 kph)
• Super-rugged heavy-duty suspension system

• Heavy-duty brakes
• 50+ gallon fuel tank
• Range greater than 350 miles
• Emergency reserve tank; standard equipment
• 15,000 pound rated winch; standard equipment

• Gross Vehicular Weight less than 30,000 lbs.
• Dimensions – H 105.25” – W 102.25” – L 263.75”
• Rolls in and out of a C-130 and numerous other cargo planes

MAIN SEARCH LAMPS
• 3-D swivel-tilt spotlights; forward and rear
• 400,000+ candle-power halogen lamps
• Infrared lens covers
• Dash controls PLUS independent wireless remote controls

• Control the lamps from outside the vehicle while conducting IR,
  NVG, and search operations

LIGHTING
• 16 blinding roof-mounted lights; 4 each: forward, rear, left and right
• Superior vision in short and long ranges

• Adjustable interior lighting enhances night vision
• Driver accessible high visibility lamps; forward
• Passenger accessible high visibility lights; rear
• Blackout switches for interior and exterior lights; cab and passenger compartment
• Running lights include: headlights; tail-lights; turn signals; marker lights; brush guards

INTERIOR
• Heavy-duty cooling/heating system for use in extreme environments
• Dual independent air conditioning/heating systems, controls
• DC Power jacks with heavy duty AC Power inverter
• Front windscreen wiper, washer

• Variable seating layouts
• Safety driver seat
• Sun visors
• Optional tinted glass
• ArmorThane® tactical coating increases passenger safety

• Storage compartments in cab and passenger area for essential equipment

SERVICEABILITY
• Designed to meet on and off highway standards
• Corrosion protected from the most hostile environments
• Easy access to key service points

• Replaceable windows; easy swap-out
• Color coded service points
• All exterior hardware is the same size;
• Power jacks for computers and other devices;
  increases ease of service

• Operators Manual
• Service Manual
• Spare Parts Manual

ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
• Heavy-duty 200 Amp alternator

• Quick jump-start system
• Instruments and gauges in standard or metric
• Engine block heater jack located up front in the winch box
• Power jacks for computers and other devices;
  4 in the cab; 3 in the body

OPTIONS
• Roof mounted turrets; LMG; HMG; GLMG; TOW
• Engine upgrades and horsepower enhancements
• 4x2 or 4x4 drive options
• Tires to meet your operational requirements

• Tinted glass for various climates
• One-way shades for passenger compartment glass
• Shock absorbent passenger seats for higher comfort
• Storage compartments
• On-board spare parts kit

• Fire suppression devices
• Tactical Med-Evac configuration
• Exterior and interior colors suited to your
  theater-specific area of operation

SPARE PARTS AND SERVICE

Blackwater stands behind every GRIZZLY we produce with optional spare parts and service packages to meet your operational needs.

MANUFACTURING & SUPPORT
Under the leadership of top automotive and heavy truck manufacturing experts, Blackwater has constructed a modern APC factory adjacent to our corporate headquarters and world-class Blackwater Training Center in North Carolina. Our 100,000 square foot fabrication plant has capacity to produce GRIZZLY™ armored vehicles at a
rate of one per day.

Blackwater under the skill of leadership of top automotive, heavy truck manufacturing experts as well as other industry experts is bringing to community the leading Armored Personal Carrier (APC). The GRIZZLY™ will begin full-scale production April of 2007. Lead time on orders is based on pre-order priority and customer urgency. Pre-orders are first-come, first-served. Each GRIZZLY™ supported with a full service warranty and spare parts packages

We are committed to manufacturing excellence. We are dedicated to your safety in the field.





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1 posted on 03/21/2007 2:24:27 AM PDT by Daffynition
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To: rainbow sprinkles

Nice list, and with options. But there's no MSRP, or delivery charges, and no dealer's invoice.


2 posted on 03/21/2007 2:29:39 AM PDT by GSlob
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To: GSlob

Nice little grocery getter! A must have for soccer moms!


3 posted on 03/21/2007 2:34:51 AM PDT by crghill
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To: crghill

Usually APC's have sizable ground clearance [as they are designed for all-terrain use]. This APC does not seem to have it, judging from the photo. Of course, Blackwater operations do not take place in a forest, but still...


4 posted on 03/21/2007 2:39:35 AM PDT by GSlob
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To: GSlob

I thinkin' that it's one of those ... "if you have to ask, you can't afford it" things.


5 posted on 03/21/2007 2:41:26 AM PDT by Daffynition
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To: GSlob

I think it is interesting to see a PMC starting to design such equipment...an APC made by and for a private army.


6 posted on 03/21/2007 2:46:41 AM PDT by Daffynition
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To: rainbow sprinkles

Perhaps a track design would be better. All that armor and then the tire. Seems like a weak link.


7 posted on 03/21/2007 3:03:36 AM PDT by FLOutdoorsman (“For, if they do these things in a green tree, what shall be done in a dry?”)
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To: rainbow sprinkles

Terrorists have made the whole world a battlefield.


8 posted on 03/21/2007 3:07:44 AM PDT by visualops (artlife.us)
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To: rainbow sprinkles

Yeah, but does it come in gloss black with 24-inch chrome wheels and chrome grille?


9 posted on 03/21/2007 3:07:59 AM PDT by SIDENET (Now selling carbon offsets. Get some today!)
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To: rainbow sprinkles

Ahh, the dream SUV ;O)


10 posted on 03/21/2007 3:16:57 AM PDT by ancient_geezer (Don't reform it, Replace it.)
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To: GSlob
Usually APC's have sizable ground clearance [as they are designed for all-terrain use].

This is probably the reason -- "... intended to counter the most lethal threats in the modern urban combat environment.

Urban areas have streets and roads -- even in the Middle East.
11 posted on 03/21/2007 3:21:19 AM PDT by Beckwith (The dhimmicrats and liberal media have chosen sides and they've sided with the Jihadists.)
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To: Beckwith

Yep, but by cratering a street [if it has not been already potholed] or tossing a few concrete blocks and other garbage such a vehicle could be relatively easy to trap. Were I involved in design, I'd think about giving it more of ATV capability - not that much more, but more. 4 axles, so if one is blown, the thing does not get stuck but can continue on the remaining ones, clearance to a tune of 1.5+ feet - things of that type.


12 posted on 03/21/2007 3:27:40 AM PDT by GSlob
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To: FLOutdoorsman; ancient_geezer; SIDENET
There's only one answer.


13 posted on 03/21/2007 4:23:41 AM PDT by Daffynition
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To: visualops

And when the terrorists live among the populace makes for a difficult situation.


14 posted on 03/21/2007 4:27:18 AM PDT by Daffynition
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To: rainbow sprinkles

--"Blackwater presents the GRIZZLY™ – the world’s only Armored Personnel Carrier intended to counter the most lethal threats in the modern urban combat environment."--



The Marines are already using the 'Cougar' in Iraq, and have been for a while.

http://www.defense-update.com/products/c/cougar.htm


15 posted on 03/21/2007 4:36:18 AM PDT by airborne (Airborne! Ranger! Vietnam Vet! That's why I support DUNCAN HUNTER 2008!)
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To: GSlob
Popular with Marines, the Cougar:


16 posted on 03/21/2007 4:37:42 AM PDT by Daffynition
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To: airborne

HAHAHA! Beat me to it!


17 posted on 03/21/2007 4:38:19 AM PDT by Daffynition
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To: rainbow sprinkles

Only the best for our troops!


18 posted on 03/21/2007 4:41:19 AM PDT by airborne (Airborne! Ranger! Vietnam Vet! That's why I support DUNCAN HUNTER 2008!)
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To: airborne

They deserve!!! Bless them ALL. And ARM them well. And may they come home safely to those who love and honor them.


19 posted on 03/21/2007 6:15:46 AM PDT by Daffynition
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To: rainbow sprinkles

I just spent 6 weeks at Black Water for I must say the best training in my life, and I got to see a Grizzly up close. I hope the US Military buys all that can be made. They have two sitting on the BW compound.


20 posted on 03/21/2007 6:04:59 PM PDT by DYngbld (Aspire to inspire before you expire)
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To: SIDENET

They have a black one. But I didn't see the chrome rims.


21 posted on 03/21/2007 6:08:41 PM PDT by DYngbld (Aspire to inspire before you expire)
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To: rainbow sprinkles

"What kind of training, son?"

Arrrrmmmmmyyyy training, sir"

Dats da fact, Jack!


22 posted on 03/21/2007 6:14:35 PM PDT by cowtowney
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To: cowtowney

23 posted on 03/21/2007 7:18:47 PM PDT by SIDENET (Now selling carbon offsets. Get some today!)
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To: DYngbld
WOW! Is it true all you Blackwater guys are c-r-a-z-y? [/jest]

How do you make a Grizzly disappear?


24 posted on 03/22/2007 2:44:34 AM PDT by Daffynition
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To: rainbow sprinkles

Not crazy just nuts.


25 posted on 03/23/2007 3:36:07 PM PDT by DYngbld (Aspire to inspire before you expire)
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To: DYngbld
Heh. I get it!


26 posted on 03/24/2007 5:12:15 AM PDT by Daffynition
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