The procession of cars following the president of the United States formed by a fleet of armored vehicles. There is a limited number of presidential limousines, estimated at between 16 and 20 units. The configuration of the parade changes depending on the mission and available resources, but the basic layout is usually the same.

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Generally, motorcycles and police patrol cars lead the way (also present in the queue). The lead car, the Lead Car, usually an armored Chevrolet Suburban of the Secret Service. The presidential limousine travels to the center of the procession. What appears to be a simple Cadillac is actually La Bestia: The vehicle as a bunker on wheels, equipped down to the smallest detail. The one-of-a-kind armor and, in addition to the external protection, the interior sealed to protect the president from a possible gas attack. And he also keeps a supply of his blood in case of need.

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Halfback the car that follows the car the President is in. This is usually a specially equipped Chevrolet Suburban with police lights mounted on a light bar, in the interior windows and in the front grille. The seats in the third row facing outwards accommodate at least one armed intelligence agent.

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Always on a Suburban basis then Watchtower. This vehicle has large vertical antennas, and capable of actively blocking communications from remote detonating devices. In some configurations, it can also function to detect incoming projectiles and small unmanned aircraft via shortwave radar. There are also other means of support intended for the transport of personnel such as members of security and the president’s doctor.

Also based in the Suburban, some vehicles house soldiers inside them, ready to provide assistance in the event of an attack. The Hawkeye Renegade are instead the means, conformed once again according to the above model, equipped with heavy artillery. Then there is the Counter Assault Team of the secret services, better known as CAT, which includes elite operators of the Secret Services, selected by a small fraction of those who apply for them.

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The ID Car finally communicates with the surveillance units. Agents in this machine try to identify problems before they occur. To be part of the presidential procession, there is also a black truck. The vehicle is equipped with sensors useful for detecting and possibly responding to biological or chemical weapons attacks that threaten the march. It also functions as a traveling storage vehicle, meaning it carries supplies. The president is followed by the journalists, who are housed in dedicated vans. While the vehicle codenamed Roadrunner, essentially a Chevrolet Suburban used for satellite communications, equipped with a series of antennas along the roof line.

November 7, 2020 (change November 7, 2020 | 10:20)

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