BAE Sys­tems new mine pro­tected ve­hi­cle – RG35


BAE Sys­tems dis­played the RG35, its lat­est mine pro­tected ve­hi­cle, which meets bat­tle­field re­quire­ments by be­ing adapt­able for fu­ture tech­nolo­gies and ful­fill­ing a va­ri­ety of roles.

“The new RG35 ve­hi­cle is a di­rect re­sponse to lessons learned from op­er­a­tions in Iraq and Afghanistan – sol­diers need an ef­fec­tive level of pro­tec­tion with­out sac­ri­fic­ing mo­bil­ity, pay­load and fire­power,” said Chris Cham­bers, Vice Pres­i­dent and Gen­eral Man­ager of BAE Sys­tems Tac­ti­cal Wheeled Ve­hi­cles. “We have re­sponded to the needs of sol­diers and are now able to tai­lor the ve­hi­cle’s ca­pa­bil­ity to spe­cific re­quire­ments be­cause of the de­sign’s adaptability.”

The ve­hi­cle is avail­able in 4x4 and 6x6 con­fig­u­ra­tions. The RG35 4x4 is a mine pro­tected, multi-mis­sion tac­ti­cal wheeled vehi- cle that can eas­ily be mod­i­fied in a num­ber of ways to trans­port cargo, con­duct rou­tine pa­trols or be out­fit­ted for sur­veil­lance mis­sions. The 6x6 ver­sion com­bines tac­ti­cal mo­bil­ity with a high level of sur­viv­abil­ity and high vol­ume un­der ar­mour, of­fer­ing a new class cross-over com­bat ve­hi­cle.

“The RG35 fam­ily of ve­hi­cles is a mod­ern and de­pend­able tac­ti­cal wheeled ve­hi­cle fam­ily truly built for mul­ti­ple mis­sion types. No mat­ter where or what the mis­sion, get­ting troops home safely is what drives us when de­vel­op­ing our ve­hi­cles,” said Jo­han Steyn, Manag­ing Di­rec­tor of BAE Sys­tems’ Land Sys­tems South Africa.

The RG35 can be equipped with light and medium tur­rets, or with in­di­rect fire weapons. The RG35 4x4 vari­ant has the light weight self-de­fence re­motely op­er­ated weapon (SD-ROW), which en­ables forces to en­gage hos­tile tar­gets with­out ex­pos­ing op­er­a­tors to harm dur­ing day and night.

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