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Roshel Senator

4x4 Light Armored Security Vehicle

Canada | 2020

"The Roshel Senator is a versatile machine capable of undertaking various roles related to military, security, government, law enforcement, and rescue."

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The Senator is a 4x4, all-wheel, light-class and light-armored multi-mission vehicle manufactured by Roshel of Canada. The type is designed for various customer types, ranging from law enforcement and border patrol to government security and military. As such, it is an inherently versatile solution no matter what the operating environmental intended. As with other modern military-minded light-class systems, the Senator is designed with modularity in mind, resulting in a "one chassis, multiple roles" approach to the end-product.

The general arrangement of the Senator is conventional by North American standards: the engine is housed in the bow behind a grill panel and the forward section of the cabin constitutes the driver's compartment with side-by-side seating. The rear of the vehicle can be optimized for specific mission roles. Windows across the vehicle are protected by a bullet-resistant finish as well as wire screening. Six levels of protection are offered by the company: Level I, Level II-A, Level II, Level III-A, Level III, and Level IV - housing occupants under protection against small arms fire up to .30-60 AP rifle caliber rounds.

Dimensions of the truck include a running length of 5.9 meters, a beam of 2.3 meters, and a height to hull-roof of 2.45 meters.

Options for the line include a complete camera system for enhanced situational awareness as well as a heated forward windshield, cabin air conditioner, and a heavy-duty winch system under the bow (at the skid plate). One or two doors can be affixed to the rear of the cabin to facilitate entry / exit of the truck and side doors number between two and four. Over the hull roof can be seated a fully-enclosed, windowed 360-traversing armored turret / observation perch.

The wheel arrangement is traditional, utilizing an offroad-minded 4x4 configuration that sports large rubber-tired roadwheels (335/80/R20 type) set at the absolute corners of the chassis to maximize balance. A fully-suspended system provides comfort when going off road and the vehicle showcases exceptional operating performance with a high degree of maneuverability including a turning radius making it idea for urban settings. Composite materials are used through its construction to keep the Senator's operating weight as controlled as possible. Seating is up to twelve occupants depending on internal cabin configuration and can include a face-to-face (single-aisle) bench approach or dedicated mine-resistant seats.

A gas or diesel unit can be installed per customer requirements. Typical power is through a 6.7 liter diesel-fueled V8 unit if 330 horsepower for the 4x4 drivetrain with the unit mated to a six-speed automatic transmission system.

The general configuration is that of Armored Personnel Carrier (APC) but there also exists the Senator Emergency Response Vehicle (ERV) for rescue services / First Responders retaining all of the excellent characteristics of the more combat-oriented cousin.

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January 2023 - Canada has agreed to send Ukraine a fleet of 200 of its homegrown Senator trucks.

Power & Performance
Those special qualities that separate one land system design from another. Performance specifications presented assume optimal operating conditions for the Roshel Senator 4x4 Light Armored Security Vehicle.
1 x V8 6.7L diesel-fueled engine developing 330 horsepower driving 4x4 all-wheel arrangement.
Installed Power
37 mph
60 kph
Road Speed
649 miles
1,045 km
The physical qualities of the Roshel Senator 4x4 Light Armored Security Vehicle.
19.5 ft
5.95 meters
O/A Length
8.0 ft
2.45 meters
O/A Width
7.5 ft
2.3 meters
O/A Height
Armament & Ammunition
Available supported armament, ammunition, and special-mission equipment featured in the design of the Roshel Senator 4x4 Light Armored Security Vehicle.
Variable (if armed). Assumed 7.62mm medium machine gun as well as any personal weapons carried by the crew.
Dependent upon armament fit.
Nightvision - YES, OPTIONAL.
Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear Protection (CBRN) - YES, OPTIONAL.
Notable series variants as part of the Roshel Senator family line.
Senator - Base Series Name.
Senator APC - Armored Personnel Carrier form.
Senator ERV - Emergency Response Vehicle form.
Global customers who have evaluated and/or operated the Roshel Senator. Nations are displayed by flag, each linked to their respective national land systems listing.

Total Production: 1,000 Units

Contractor(s): Roshel - Canada
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[ Ukraine (announced); United States (NASA) ]
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Image of the Roshel Senator
Image from official Roshel.ca marketing materials.

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