The Portuguese PSP (Polícia de Segurança Pública) police force is receiving six Pit-Bull FX wheeled armoured vehicles for urban operations. The 7212 kg vehicle procured to US company Alpine Armoring Inc is based on a commercial F-550 XL light truck from Ford Motor Company.

The fleet to be operated by the UEP (Unidade Especial da Polícia) is equipped with a day/night observation sight from FLIR Systems Inc. The sensor designed Navigator II is an economic, fixed mounted thermal imager usually used onboard vessels.

PoADU understand that the sight should be protected and the vehicles equipped with a mount capable to be armed with a smoke grenades launching system or a small water canon or even a remotely controlled station fitted with a non lethal weapon.


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