RG-32 Scout

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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 Armour
Specifications
Weight 4.45 t
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 "winterisation" modifications in Sweden; the RG-32M has been used in environments ranging from 49°C in the desert of Africa and the Middle East as well as at −35°C in parts of Sweden.[2]

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Variants[edit]

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

Operators[edit]

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

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