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Those back windshield things are super-cool. I wish they did that kind of stuff around here! :D
 

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Suburban not good enough, had to get the Yukon XL? At least they did it right by getting the 3/4 ton. Wish those came in diesel. And I'd love to see the interior!

Wonder why they had 2 at the same spot? I can't imagine them having that many of those, so I figure sonething that expensive and sensitive they would keep separated, kinda like keeping the president and vp on different planes, cars, rooms, etc.
 
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Not knowing anything about the vehicle, my guess would be that a company called MBF out of Florida built those vehicles the way you see them.

I have seen a number of vehicles both SUV and full sized mobile command vehicles that MBF has done. Nice work. The SUV units that I saw have a limited leg room in the rear, but the equipment is very well installed.
 

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So, why was a conventional repeater network not good enough?

I suppose having area51 in the middle of your state probably helps with the new toy purchasing.
 

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Those were purchased in FY 2009 and outfitted early last year. They have some cool stuff inside.
 

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Heh heh.

No pictures of the radio rack though....

These were taken before they had plates, from there they went to the radio shop.
 

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You're being silly, or a very junior employee.

The state of Nevada proudly shows the vehicles off, inside & outside. For the rest of you, their purpose is pretty much common-sense -- mobile communications support platforms, and funding was at least partially obtained by federal grant money. Pretty much every state has things like these now.

DBS Satellite TVRO, VOIP phones/web/facsimile/internet with wireless local area network access via SATCOM, terrestrial digital cellular, able to receive RF video feeds from aircraft, etc. plus a whole bunch of VHF & UHF transceivers & cross-patch capability. Self-powered plus ability to plug into 'shore' power sources.

I'm trying to attach my images right now but the system won't let me.
 

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I've tried to upload two more of the interior, but I get an error message, perhaps because the files are too big, so here are two.

Like I said, the vehicles aren't any secret, nor really is anything inside them though there are a lot of buttons, switches etc. that the operators barely can figure out, so they don't exactly want to let greasy radio-geek monkeys get inside & play when the units are deployed or on display, nor would the poor operators want to deal with those of you that are ignorantly whining about "wasted" tax dollars.
 

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