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RG-32M
RG-32 Scouts.jpg
Place of origin South Africa
Production history
Designer BAE Systems Land Systems South Africa (formerly Land Systems OMC)
Variants Standard, Full Armor
Specifications
Weight 4.45 tonne
Length 4.97 m (16.31 ft)
Width 2.06 m (6.76 ft)
Height 2.05 m (6.73 ft)
Crew 1+4

Engine Detroit Diesel or
VM Motori or
Steyr M16[1]
Suspension 4×4 wheeled
Speed 105 km/h

The RG-32 Scout is a family of mine-resistant 4x4 light armoured vehicles made by BAE Systems Land Systems South Africa (formerly Land Systems OMC) in South Africa. It is based on the RG-31, which is already deployed worldwide with peace-keeping, security and combat forces. The combat weight of the vehicle is about 7,300 kg and it has the capacity to carry a crew of 5 to 7.[2] The vehicle crew is protected against 5.56x45mm NATO ball ammunition, grenades, firebombs, anti-personnel mines and side blasts. The five-seat version also offers protection against anti-tank mines and side blasts. Up to three RG-32s can be transported in a C-130 cargo aircraft.[3]

The latest development of this vehicle is the RG-32M Galten. The RG-32M has undergone extensive "winterisation" modifications in Sweden; the RG-32M has proved to be equally effective at 49 °C in the desert sands of Africa and the Middle East as well as at −35 °C in Sweden's frozen wilderness.[2]

Production history[]

Variants[]

  • RG-32M Standard (Driver + 4)
  • RG-32M Full armour (Driver + 8)
  • RG-32M LTV Light Tactical Vehicle[4]

Operators[]

More than 800 RG-32 vehicles are in service worldwide, including with:

  •  Finland
  • South Africa South Africa
  • Sweden Sweden (260)+ (Additional 120 to be delivered 2012-2013)
  • United Nations United Nations
  • Egypt Egypt (180)
  • Republic of Ireland Ireland Known as the RG Outrider
  • Slovakia Slovakia[5]

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