Israeli Armored Carriers Used in Rio 2016 Olympics

The Guarder armed vehicle from Israel. (Photo: via

By Palestine Chronicle Staff

The Israel Defense website has revealed that the Special Weapons and Tactics team (SWAT) of the police department of Sao Paolo “is using a unique armored vehicle made by Plasan,” an Israeli company that provides protection equipment.

The 4×4 “Guarder,” can carry up to 3,500 kilograms in a spacious composite-steel hull. Sao Paolo police officers report that “the vehicles are typically used for large-scale policing and rescue operations.”

The website added that, “the vehicle provides more security, both for the operators and for the public, who feel more secure in the presence of the huge vehicle.”

“We’re proud to see our vehicle used by police forces in Brazil as they work to keep the Rio Olympics safe and secure,” said Dani Ziv, CEO of Plasan.

He added, “From the beginning, we knew that the Guarder is the perfect armored vehicle for this mission. We’re all honored to be participating, in this way, in the Rio Olympics, helping to keep the peace at this amazing event.”

Israeli companies have provided security services for many countries across the globe, using their own experience in erecting walls and checkpoints that violate the rights of Palestinians. Israeli Elbit Systems Company have built a wall on the United States-Mexico borders to prevent Mexican migrants from entering into the US.


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