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Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 1996
Total Production: 2,590
Unitary Cost: USD$372,000
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: Denel Vehicle Systems* and General Dynamics Land Systems-Canada   (*) lead contractor
Parent System: RG-31
Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 1996
Total Production: 2,590
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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.

RG-31 Specifications

Crew: 1
Troops: 9
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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RG-31 News

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1 Jun 2006 and 19 Jul 2016
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Tuesday, July 19, 2016First Batch Of RG-31 MMP Shipped To UAE
Monday, November 9, 2015UAE Orders 24 RG-31s and Development of N35 Mine-Protected Vehicle
Wednesday, March 21, 2012BAE Systems to Supply Communications and Electronics to US Navy's Military Vehicles
Thursday, December 22, 2011BAE Systems Awarded Contracts for RG-31 and RG-32M for the UAE and Sweden
Friday, December 10, 2010US Marine Corps RG-31 Mk5Es to Receive MRAP Survivability and Mobility Upgrades
Thursday, July 29, 2010US Marine Corps Orders 21 RG-31 Mk5EM and 6 RG-31 Mk5E Vehicles
Wednesday, February 17, 2010US DoD Orders 250 Additional RG-31 Mk5E Vehicles
Tuesday, October 13, 2009BAE Systems signs Teaming Agreement with Stalowa Wola
Tuesday, September 16, 2008BAE Systems Launches RG-31 Mk6E Variant Featuring Anti-Mine Seats
Wednesday, September 3, 2008Spanish Army to Acquire up to 180 RG-31 Mk5E Protected Vehicles

Operators & Related Equipment

Nyala variant
200857RG-31 Nyala
RG-31 Mk5E 85 Armored Personnel Carriers (APCs), 10 Ambulances and 5 Command Post variants equipped with RCWS
United States of America2,263
The US Army and US Marine Corps have ordered 2,236 RG-31s through General Dynamics Land Systems-Canada of which 333 were ordered as Mk5s. The US Marine Corps ordered 24 of them configured as Mine Resistant Ambush Protected (MRAP) RG31 Mk5-based vehicles. In August 2007, the USMC placed a follow-on order for 600 RG-31 Mk5E MRAP Cat II vehicles. In June 2008, US Army ordered 111 RG-31 Mk5E vehicles. In July 2008, the USMC purchased 773 RG-31Mk5Es under delivery order #0004. In February 2010, USMC ordered 250 RG-31 Mk5Es. In July 2010, the USMC ordered 21 RG-31 Mk5EM and 6 RG-31 Mk5E vehicles.

Grand Total 2,58615
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