Ultimate protection, maximum comfort
Built with the most advanced armored vehicle technologies, while based on Merkavim’s luxurious tourist specification, the MARS DEFENDER is the first bus to offer the optimal combination: maximum protection and ultimate comfort when traveling through war zones or routes susceptible to terrorist attacks.
The entire bus – sides, front, roof and floor - is shielded with MIL-STD 461000 High Hardness Steel (HHS), and fitted with bullet- and explosion-proof armored glass windows, protecting passengers from 7.62 caliber armor-piercing bullets, grenades, car bombs and improvised explosive devices (IED), and capable of withstanding 15kg TNT blasts as close as 5 meters away. Run-flat tires on all 8 wheels allow the bus to speed away from an attack, while two emergency hatches – in the roof and rear wall - enable speedy exit in dangerous situations.
Passengers on the MARS DEFENDER enjoy all the human engineering features that make a bus ride comfortable and enjoyable.
The MARS DEFENDER’s driver enjoys an ergonomic, highly advanced work environment, fitted with all modern facilities for safe, easy and comfortable driving.
Volvo B-11-R 6X2 chassis with rear axle steering.
Carries up to 53 passengers.
Meets European safety standards.
MARS DEFENDER -
The bus that saves lives!