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Olympics causes massive surge in armoured vehicle sales

The iron curtain surrounding London in the run up to the Olympic Games this summer continues to be drawn around the capital as law enforcement and government agencies bolster and reinforce their defences. The latest trend has seen a jump in armoured vehicles sales, primarily to heads of state and high net worth individuals.

In a Mirror interview today Mark Burton, CEO of U.S.-based armoured vehicle manufacturer International Armoring Corporation (IAC), said the Olypics had caused a massive surge in interest for the company in the UK.

“In early 2002, Salt Lake City hosted the Winter Olympics just after the September 11 attacks and we saw the same demands and requirements,” he said. “Local security forces got involved and we are seeing similar interest here from forces who need added protection … They have recognised there is a threat and need to be discreet in what they offer.”

To read on about the Olypic security excercise and how it affects the armoured vehicle market click here.

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