Pretoria, South Africa – BAE Systems today launched the latest 6×6 variant of the RG35 family of vehicles – the RG35 multi-purpose blast protected fighting vehicle – at the 2012 Africa Aerospace and Defence exhibition (AAD).
“The RG35 family of vehicles incorporates 30 years of experience in tactical mobility and protection,” said Johan Steyn, MD of Land Systems South Africa.
The RG35 6×6 has an 8.5-ton payload, a 12-cubic metres volume under armour, can seat up to 14 crew members, and carry light and medium remote controlled weapon stations. Like the 4×4 variant, the latest 6×6 variant includes independent suspension and a side mounted powerpack that can be replaced in less than one hour.
The RG35 family of vehicles can be deployed in many different roles and offers a choice of variants and configurations, while maintaining 80% vehicle commonality. RG35 combines the high levels of survivability of the RG31 Mine Protected Vehicle, with the tactical capability of an infantry fighting vehicle.
Integrated onto the vehicle at AAD will be the TRT-B25 (Tactical Remote Turret) also from Land Systems South Africa.
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