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Elite Unit OMEGA Advances with Roshel Senator Armored Fleet

The Special Purpose Unit OMEGA’s deployment with the recently supplied Roshel Senator Multi-Purpose Armored Vehicles marks a significant enhancement in tactical mobility and protection capabilities. The Roshel Senator, a product of Canadian innovation, is based on a robust Ford F-550 chassis, designed to offer superior protection against small arms fire, making it an ideal choice for a wide range of military, security, and law enforcement applications.

Roshel Senator Specifications:

• Engine: Powered by a V8 6.7L diesel engine, it produces 330 horsepower, utilizing a 4×4 all-wheel drivetrain.

• Performance: The vehicle can reach speeds of up to 37 mph (60 kph) with a range of 649 miles (1,045 km).

• Crew: It is manned by a crew of two but can accommodate additional personnel depending on its configuration.

• Dimensions: The Senator measures 19.5 ft (5.95 meters) in length, 8.0 ft (2.45 meters) in width, and 7.5 ft (2.3 meters) in height.

• Armament: While variable, it can be equipped with a 7.62mm medium machine gun, among other personal weapons carried by the crew.

• Variants: The Senator is available in several forms, including the base series, Armored Personnel Carrier (APC), and Emergency Response Vehicle (ERV) versions.

The versatility of the Roshel Senator is one of its standout features, capable of serving multiple roles from an armored personnel carrier to an emergency response vehicle. Its modularity allows for a “one chassis, multiple roles” approach, ensuring adaptability across various mission profiles. The Senator’s design emphasizes protection, with windows across the vehicle protected by bullet-resistant finishes and wire screening. It offers six levels of protection, safeguarding occupants against small arms fire up to .30-60 AP rifle caliber rounds.

For enhanced situational awareness, options include a complete camera system, heated forward windshield, cabin air conditioner, and a heavy-duty winch system. The vehicle’s mobility is enhanced by its offroad-minded 4×4 configuration, large rubber-tired road wheels, and a fully-suspended system for improved comfort during off-road operations. Its construction utilizes composite materials to control weight while maintaining structural integrity and protection.

As of January 2023, Canada has committed to sending a fleet of 200 Senator trucks to Ukraine, showcasing its international deployment and operational readiness. The Roshel Senator’s deployment with the Special Purpose Unit OMEGA underscores a strategic move towards enhancing tactical capabilities with advanced armored solutions tailored for contemporary military and security operations .

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