An armored or bulletproof vehicle is the one that has been modified to make sure that bullets have little to no effect on it and it is almost completely impermeable to external threats. There are generally two kinds of bulletproof vehicles – armored vehicles used by the military that are heavily armored from both the inside and out and look nothing like normal vehicles. Another type of armored vehicles is the one that have had their windows replaced with bulletproof glass and had bulletproof plates installed under their body panels and look identical to normal vehicles.
Although everyone knows what an armored and bulletproof car is, not many people know what the importance of such vehicles is and why exactly they are important. In addition, there are nowhere near as many bulletproof vehicles in the world as there are normal. Besides, an armored vehicles also cost a lot, which causes people to further doubt their importance. Well, following are some of the most significant reasons why armored and bulletproof vehicles hold profound significance across the world:
Bulletproof vehicles have extremely important military uses
The branches of the military that defend the country on the ground need to deal with bullets all the time. Bulletproof vehicles can help soldiers fighting on the ground and protect them from the bullets while in transit. Therefore, bulletproof vehicles are widely used by the military. Even though the bulletproof vehicles used by the military are quite different as compared to the bulletproof vehicles available to civilians and are much more impervious to bullets, the fact is, they are still armored vehicles, and they are extremely important.
Bulletproof vehicles are used to transport VIPs
An extremely significant reason why armored and bulletproof vehicles are important is because they are used to transport Very Important Persons (VIPs) from one place to the other. In this case, the term ‘VIPs’ refers to people who hold extremely significance and need to be protected against any threat.
Armored vehicles that look like conventional vehicles but have their windows replaced with bulletproof glass and have armor plates inside their body panels are regularly used to transport people such as members of governments, people who hold high stature or occupy powerful places in the world and key witnesses in high-profile cases.
Bulletproof vehicles are used to transport materials that need to be protected
Last, but certainly not the least, another reason why armored vehicles are extremely important is because they are used to transport materials that need to be protected. The materials that need to be protected from potential threats and have dangerous people chasing after them are transported from one place to the other in armored vehicles that are unyielding to bullets.
For example, caches of money, reserves of ammunition, sensitive parcels and packages and materials such as chemicals, biological agents and nuclear material that could prove to be extremely harmful in the wrong hands are all transported through armored vehicles.