StormRider: greater mobility and protection for Plasan’s SandCat

The last 15 years have seen a constant evolution of Plasan’s SandCat, the 4×4 light armoured vehicle developed by the Israeli company headquartered in Sasa, some 50 km north-east of Haifa, along the border with Lebanon. In the last two years the company made a quantum jump, developing a new version of its successful 4×4 named StormRider, which differs completely from the previous models as it is a full structural monocoque fitted with independent suspensions. The latter can cope with the increased gross vehicle weight, 11,500 kg versus the 9,300 kg of the heaviest declination of the chassis-based SandCat, the M-LPV (Mine-protected Light Patrol Vehicle).