BAE Systems released the successful results of desert trial with the RG41 wheeled armoured vehicle
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International Defence & Security Equipment Exhibition
Excel London, United Kingdom
13 - 16 September 2011
RG41 BAE Systems at DSEI 2011
|Thursday, September 16, 2011, 11:57 PM|
|BAE Systems released the successful results of desert trial with the RG41 wheeled armoured vehicle|
The RG41 completed the trial on its first attempt with no failures, which verified the vehicles mobility, power, cooling system, internal space, fuel efficiency, air conditioning, and robust design in both sand and rocky conditions. Due to the unique design to cost approach, and the first time success, this is one of the most affordable 8x8 vehicles available today.
BAE Systems RG41 wheeled armoured vehicle at DSEI 2011
“Success in these tough conditions is a testament to the quality of our products,” said Johan Steyn, Managing Director Land Systems South Africa. “We are extremely proud of this achievement, and with many of our RG series vehicles already battle proven, the RG41 is another example of BAE Systems enhancing customer safety while helping them complete their missions.”
The RG41 Wheeled Armoured Combat Vehicle, which was formally launched last year, features a unique modular mine protected design and integrated independent suspension and driveline. The vehicle is a cost effective and highly versatile wheeled combat vehicle suitable for multiple theatres. With a semi-V shaped hull, high payload capacity, class leading turning circle and excellent power-to-weight ratio, the RG41 meets demanding mobility and protection requirements.
The RG41 platform on display at the UK Defence and Security Equipment International (DSEi) exhibition has also been put to the test through five landmine explosions under the repairable bottom structure. The vehicle on display is complete with various other BAE Systems components integrated in the vehicle, such as TRT, LATIS, ERDE and SCROTH ® seats and restraints.
TRT-25 Tactical Remote Turret mounted on RG41 wheeled armoured vehicle at DSEI 2011
The RG41 displayed at DSEI 2011 was equipped with the new turret of BAE Systems, TRT-25 (TRT: Tactical Remote Turret) armed with a 25 mm automatic gun. The turret can be also armed with 30 or 40 calibre guns.
TRT-25 is a remotely operated turret designed specifically to provide self protection and ground fire support for Light Armoured Vehicles (LAVs), Mine Protected Vehicles (MPVs) and Infantry Fighting Vehicles (IFVs). While its light weight reduces overall vehicle load, the turret packs powerful combat capabilities.
The TRT-25 draws on BAE Systems’ experience in previous remote turret technology development. It is designed as a high performance and effective threat neutraliser achieving a firing range of more than 2,000 meters, with day/night fighting and observation capability. The turret’s control station can be integrated anywhere in the vehicle allowing for increased vehicle internal space for crew or extra payload. This simple adaptation to vehicles makes it suitable for deployment in multiple theatres.
The RG41 situational awareness display will utilise Rockwell Collins ERDE display incorporating BAE Systems digital mapping software. The display has been designed to withstand IED explosions and remain fixed in the vehicle in operation. ERDE compliments the Rockwell Collins ERGR (Explosion Resistant GPS Receiver) which has proven itself in combat in Afghanistan.
The lightweight troop mine blast seating systems with All Belts to Seat (ABTS) restraint system is a patented suspended seating solution with integrated footrest. Seating options include forward, rear and side facing installations. The system also includes an extensive range of restraint solutions for driver, crew and top cover/gunner positions.