The Secret Service gave Americans a rare glimpse into how they transport the President’s specially-equipped motorcade across the world on Saturday.
Pictures posted to the Twitter account belonging to the elite federal law enforcement agency shows a fleet of vehicles loaded into the fuselage of the monstrous C-17 Globemaster transport aircraft.
The images were taken as President Donald Trump heads east on a 12-day, five country trip to Asia where he’s expected to reassure allies on a host of concerns including security and economic issues.
The images were taken as President Trump heads east for a 12-day, five country trip to Asia
The President has 12 identical limos in rotation which are kept at Secret Service headquarters under 24-hour surveillance
‘The Beast’ is a state-of-the-art Cadillac limousine equipped with features guarding against ballistic, IED and chemical weapons attacks
A U.S. Air Force C-17 Globemaster III aircraft, manufactured by Boeing Co., stands on display during the Seoul International Aerospace & Defense Exhibition Oct. 19, 2015
Among the specialized cars includes the President’s personal vehicle nicknamed ‘The Beast.’
‘With #POTUSinAsia we couldn’t very well leave The Beast behind!’ the Secret Service tweeted on Saturday along with two photographs.
‘The Beast’ is a state-of-the-art Cadillac limousine which can guard against ballistic, IED and chemical weapons attacks.
‘The Beast’ pictured during the departure of the Donald Trump from Poland on July 06, 2017 in Warsaw, Poland
It’s also fitted with advanced communication and emergency medical equipment.
The US government is working on a new ‘Beast,’ officially called ‘Cadillac One,’ with General Motors tasked with producing the new presidential vehicle.
Details of the new limousine are shrouded in secrecy, but glimpses of a camouflaged prototype have been spotted ahead of its arrival to the White House.
The program to build an unspecified number of presidential vehicles is reportedly set at $15.8 million and is scheduled for completion early next year.
The current model, used by former President Barack Obama and now Trump, cost an estimated $1.5 million.
The president has 12 identical limos in rotation, which are stored at Secret Service’s headquarters and under surveillance 24-hours a day, according to Business Insider.
General Motors is designing a brand new ‘Beast’ for President Trump, with completion set for early next year