aRMORED, mINE pROTECTED vEHICLE
The RG33L IED and mine protected armored vehicle was designed by BAE
Systems' South African based division (formerly OMG). The vehicle can be
configured as an Infantry Carrier, Ambulance, Command and Control,
Convoy Escort, Explosive Ordnance Disposal and other roles. The new
RG33L is an air transportable 6x6 Mine-Protected Vehicle (MPV),
incorporating a classic monocoque V-shaped hull design, similar to all
modern MPVs. It utilizes a base armor protecting anagisnt small-arms
fire and mine attacks, panoramic windows utilizing the TRAPP transparent
armor, and modular, mission configurable appliqué armor kits.
The vehicle is equipped with a hydraulic ramp, a gunner's protection
kit, a robotic arm for handling IEDs, survivability gear, and dedicated
space for equipment stowage. Survivability enhancements include
provisions for modular add-on armor kits, TRAPP transparent armor that
provides excellent visibility and improved situational awareness, and
run-flat tires. The vehicle is mission configurable for Infantry
Carrier, Ambulance, Command and Control, Convoy Escort, Explosive
Ordnance Disposal and other roles, and is recoverable by another RG33L.
The vehicle is equipped with multi-positional mine protected seating and
air conditioning. Base armor protects the vehicle against medium machine
gun or small arms fire and mine blasts at a level equal to or exceeding
any fielded mine protected vehicle. The platform is designed with a
power train equipped to handle upgrades and enhancements. The vehicle
features on-board exportable power for C4I and other mission equipment.