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The President's New Armored Limousine

By Matthew Harwood

As part of a time-honored tradition, President-elect Barack Obama will make his way down Pennsylvania Ave. toward his swearing-in ceremony at the Capitol in a newly-minted armored limousine, according to the U.S. Secret Service.

On Tuesday, January 20, a new armored presidential limousine will make its debut as part of the 56th Presidential Inauguration, following the tradition of integrating new U.S. Secret Service vehicles into the fleet for Inaugural parades.

The 2009 presidential limousine provides the Secret Service with a valuable asset in accomplishing its protective mission by affording its occupants the highest level of protection.

“Although many of the vehicles’ security enhancements cannot be discussed, it is safe to say that this car’s security and coded communications systems make it the most technologically advanced protection vehicle in the world,” said Nicholas Trotta, Assistant Director for the Office of Protective Operations.

The U.S. Secret Service was good enough to send along pictures.

 The new 2009 armored presidential limousine.

 On Tuesday, January 20, 2009, a new armored presidential
limousine will make its debut as part of the 56th Presidential
Inauguration, following the tradition of integrating new U.S. Secret
Service vehicles into the fleet for Inaugural parades.  The vehicle is
pictured here in a January 2009 photo by the United States Secret
Service.

 

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