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Initial Operational Capability (IOC):
Also Known As: MRAP Category II, Nyala, RG-31 MK3, RG-31 Mk5, RG-31 Mk5E, RG-31 Mk6E, RG-31A1, RG-31A2 and RG-31M
Origin: South Africa
Corporations: BAE Systems Land Systems South Africa
* and General Dynamics Land Systems-Canada
(*) lead contractor
Parent System: RG-31
Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 1996
Total Production: 2,590
Description: The BAE Systems Land Systems South Africa RG-31 Nyala is a 4x4 mine-protected, all-terrain armored personnel carrier capable of carrying nine passengers in addition to the driver. Besides, it can transport a 3,500 kg payload and has maximum combat mass of 17,000 kg. Its all-steel, welded armor, monocoque hull has been designed specifically to withstand ballistic impacts from small arms fire and anti-tank mine detonations. Its standard equipment includes air-conditioned. Additional equipment can be provided to meet a wide range of mission requirements including weapon stations such as Protector (US Army and US Marine Corps) and RCWS. RG-31 can assume a wide spectrum of roles such as APC (Armored Personnel Carrier), command vehicle, ambulance and surveillance vehicle. It has been widely used during peacekeeping missions all over the world.
Alvis, now BAE Land Systems OMC, introduced the RG-31 mine protected vehicle with high on- and off-road mobility in the mid-1990s. More than 2,200 vehicles have been ordered so far from at least 14 customers worldwide. The United States Army and Marine Corps have become the largest operators of RG31 vehicles under the Mine Resistant Ambush Protected (MRAP) program launched in support of the Global War in Terror and the military campaigns in Iraq and Afghanistan. Production for the United States military is being carried out in partnership between BAE Systems and General Dynamics in locations in Canada and South Africa. In addition to the United States, Canada and Spain also purchased the RG-31 to support their NATO commitments in Afghanistan. The RG-31 Mk5 remains the standard production model as of August 2008. In September 2008 Land Systems OMC launched the Mk6E variant featuring anti-mine seats.
Wheel Drive: 4x4
Max Weight: 17,000 kilogram (37,478 pound)
Operational Weight: 11,500 kilogram
Payload: 3,500 kilogram (7,716 pound)
CEP: Circular Error Probable
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There are 22 news between
1 Jun 2006 and 21 Mar 2012
Wednesday, March 21, 2012BAE Systems to Supply Communications and Electronics to US Navy's Military VehiclesThursday, December 22, 2011BAE Systems Awarded Contracts for RG-31 and RG-32M for the UAE and SwedenFriday, December 10, 2010US Marine Corps RG-31 Mk5Es to Receive MRAP Survivability and Mobility UpgradesThursday, July 29, 2010US Marine Corps Orders 21 RG-31 Mk5EM and 6 RG-31 Mk5E VehiclesWednesday, February 17, 2010US DoD Orders 250 Additional RG-31 Mk5E VehiclesTuesday, October 13, 2009BAE Systems signs Teaming Agreement with Stalowa WolaTuesday, September 16, 2008BAE Systems Launches RG-31 Mk6E Variant Featuring Anti-Mine SeatsWednesday, September 3, 2008Spanish Army to Acquire up to 180 RG-31 Mk5E Protected VehiclesThursday, July 17, 2008US Marine Corps Orders 773 RG-31 Mk5E MRAP VehiclesUSMC Places 4th Delivery Order for 773 MRAP Vehicles
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