RG41

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RG41
Type Armored fighting vehicle (AFV)
Place of origin South Africa
Production history
Designer Land Systems OMC
Designed 2008
Manufacturer BAE Systems Land Systems South Africa
Produced 2010
Specifications
Weight 19.00 tonnes
Length 7.78 metres (25.5 ft)
Width 2.8 metres (9 ft 2 in)
Height 2.58 metres (8 ft 6 in)
Crew 11

Main
armament
various
Engine Deutz 2015TCD V6
390 kilowatts (520 hp)
Payload capacity 11,000 kilograms (24,000 lb)
Transmission ZF 5HP 902
Ground clearance 440 millimetres (17 in)
Speed 100 kilometres per hour (62 mph)

RG41, is a South African 8x8 armored fighting vehicle (AFV) with mine resistant protection developed by Land Systems OMC, a subsidiary of BAE Systems. The RG41 was designed as an affordable modern AFV can be utilized in a variety of roles, including infantry section vehicle, a command vehicle, an ambulance, recovery vehicle and engineer vehicle. Its large payload capability allows additional armour to be added to the RG41 and verity of weapon systems such as the Alliant Techsystems's 25mm M242 Bushmaster mounted in a tactical response turret, the TRT-25 remote weapon station (RWS).

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Land Systems OMC, a subdivision of BAE Systems in South Africa, began development of the RG41 in early 2008 as a private venture after seeing a need for an affordable combat system. To meet this requirement, the RG41 employs an ITAR (International Tariff in Arms Regulation) free design and consists of commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) components [1] that are not subject to US International Traffic in Arms Regulations.

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