BAE Systems launch a new mine protected wheeled armoured vehicle, the RG 35 4x4 RPU 1405113
Defense Industry News - BAE Systems
Saturday, May 14, 2011, 02:22 PM
BAE Systems launch a new mine protected wheeled armoured vehicle, the RG 35 4x4 RPU.
JOHANNESBURG, South Africa --- The BAE Systems business in South Africa has developed a purpose built RG35 4x4 RPU vehicle that delivers the crucial balance between firepower, proven survivability and tactical mobility troops currently need and will require in the future.
The RG35 4x4 RPU is a modern, yet ruggedly dependable tactical 4X4 wheeled vehicle that is truly purpose built for multiple missions. Not only can the reconnaissance variant be equipped with light and medium turrets, as well as direct and indirect-fire weapons, it can power its way through the toughest terrain, taking troops to wherever the mission is. The vehicle can easily be modified a number of ways to transport cargo, conduct routine patrols, or be outfitted with cameras and other electronics for surveillance missions.
“No matter the mission, ensuring that troops make it to and from their home base safely is paramount,” said Chris Chambers, Vice President and General Manager of BAE Systems’ Tactical Wheeled Vehicles business. “With the RG35 4x4 RPU, we’ve developed a unique armour protected capsule, integrating decades of expertise and experience that we call the ‘crew citadel.’ It is designed to shield troops inside the vehicle from mine blasts, road side bombs and gunfire while ensuring they can fulfill their missions effectively.”