The RG33 4x4 MRAP is a mine-resistant light armored vehicle designed and manufactured by BAE Systems Land Systems South Africa a South African subsidiary of BAE Systems. There are two basic variants, the standard RG-33 has four wheels and weighs 14 tons while the extended RG-33L variant has six wheels, can carry twice as many people in the back, and weighs 24 tons. The RG33 is one of the latest familiy of mine protected vehicles that offers more volume under armor than any other mine protected vehicle and incorporates the latest designs in protecting against improvised explosive devices (IEDs). The RG33 series provides flexibility by being configurable for missions such as infantry carrier, ambulance, command and control, convoy escort, explosive ordnance disposal and other roles and is recoverable by another RG33. The vehicle features on-board exportable power for a range of mission equipment such as command, control, communications, computers and information (C4I). The highly survivable RG33 is in production in the U.S. for the U.S. Marine Corps Mine Resistant Ambush-Protected vehicle program.
Variants : RG33: 4x4 chassis RG33L : 6x6 chassis RG33 HAGA: ambulance armoured vehicle RG33 USSOCOM: US Special Operations Command variant RG33 MRRMV: Mine Resistant Recovery and Maintenance Vehicle RG33 AUV: Armoured Utility Vehicle RG33 C2V: Command and Control Vehicle RG33 MRAP II: with an enhanced blast resistant underbody designed to protect the crew from mine blasts, fragmentary and direct fire weapons.
The RG33 can be fitted with a remote-controlled weapon station armed with weapons up to 12.7 mm caliber or a 40 mm caliber automatic grenade launcher.
The highly survivable RG33 incorporates a monocoque V-shaped hull design that leverages knowledge gained in recent and ongoing conflicts. The RG33 vehicle series is designed to address demanding requirements based on today’s threats by delivering enhanced blast protection and survivability to the crew inside. RG33 vehicles may be equipped with tailorable armor packages, as well. Advanced crew and passenger survivability is obtained through blast-resistant seating technology, transparent armor and unique reconfigurable interior stations. The four-door layout, large modular interior, high-mobility chassis and extensive equipment options make the RG33 the ideal blast-protected platform for the full spectrum of operations currently performed by troop transport vehicles.
The RG-33 uses a Unimog 4x4 chassis. The RG33 is motorized with a Cummins 400 I6 Diesel engine coupled to an Allison 3200 transmission.
The RG33 family can be airlifted suing C-130-sized aircraft. Its standard equipment includes hydraulic ramp, a gunner's protection kit, a robotic arm, on-board exportable power supply for C4I systems, survivability gear, mine-protected seating, air conditioning, and dedicated space for equipment storage. The standard equipment of the RG33 includes seats and footrests suspended from the ceiling, run-flat tires, and an optional armored glass turret, for maximized visibility and protection. Troop-friendly features include large ballistic windows for excellent situational awareness and multiple access points for the rapid entry and exit of the crew.
Basic version no armament, but a 7,62mm or 12,7 mm can be installed on the roof vehicle.
Add-on armour, gunner protection, hydraulic rear ramp,night vision equipment, CCD camera, central tire inflation system