RG-32 Scout

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RG-32M
Terrängbil 16 Revinge 2014.jpg
Place of originSouth Africa
Production history
DesignerBAE Systems Land Systems South Africa (formerly Land Systems OMC)
VariantsStandard, Full Armour
Specifications
Mass4.45 t
Length4.97 m (16.31 ft)
Width2.06 m (6.76 ft)
Height2.05 m (6.73 ft)
Crew1+4

EngineDetroit Diesel or
VM Motori or
Steyr M16[1]
Suspension4×4 wheeled
Speed105 km/h

The RG-32 Scout is a family of mine-resistant 4×4 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 5.56×45mm 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 two RG-32Ms 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 (120 °F) in the desert of Africa and the Middle East as well as at −35 °C (-31 °F) in parts of Sweden.[2]

Production history[edit]

Variants[edit]

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

Operators[edit]

Map with RG-32 operators in blue

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

Current operators[edit]

Ordered[edit]

Civilian operators[edit]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ BAE OMC RG32 M16 TCI: Steyr-Motors.com
  2. ^ a b "Crew capability details - Army Technology". Retrieved 5 November 2014.[unreliable source?]
  3. ^ RG-32M Datasheet - BAE Systems
  4. ^ South African defence company faces future with range of new or improved products
  5. ^ "Finnish Army orders additional RG32M vehicles from BAE".[unreliable source?]
  6. ^ Kominek, Jiri (17 May 2017). "Slovak government approves major procurement of wheeled AFVs". IHS Jane's 360. Prague, Czech Republic. Archived from the original on 18 May 2017. Retrieved 18 May 2017.
  7. ^ "Denel to deliver armored vehicles to Namibia". UPI. Retrieved 2017-01-20.

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