Inside the armoured cars procurement that shook DIS

Armoured Lexus LX-570 ballistic resistant
Armoured Lexus LX-570 ballistic resistant

DIS never intended to buy millions of pula worth of armoured cars but the security organ’s fascination was ignited during a 2019 security exhibition in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Mmegi has established.

Following the conclusion of an investigation relating to the leakage of classified information about the procurement of armoured vehicles for specialised use by Very Very Important People (VVIP), information reaching Mmegi shows that a DIS agent was allegedly ensnared by the International Armoured Group (IAG), during the 2019 International Defence Exhibition and Conference (IDEX), therefore, leading to the government procuring the lucrative toys.

IAG is one of the largest privately owned armoured vehicle manufacturers in the world and during the 2019 IDEX, the IAG amongst others unveiled three new armoured vehicles specifically designed for modern military and law enforcement units.

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