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RG-33L  
Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 2007
Total Production: 1,726
Unitary Cost: USD$523,000
Also Known As: HAGA, MRAP Category II, RG-33 6x6 and RG33L
Origin: United States of America
Corporations: Denel Vehicle Systems
Parent System: RG-33
Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 2007
Total Production: 2,504
Production Cost: USD$269 million
Family Members: MMPV, MRRMV and RG-33 4x4
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Description: The BAE Systems RG33 is a family of mine resistant ambush protected (MRAP) vehicles features a monocoque V-shaped hull providing outstanding protection against improvised explosive devices (IEDs). The RG 33 is heavily influenced by the experience gained during 20th and early 21st centuries asymmetrical conflicts confronting military forces with insurgents. The vehicle 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 stowage. Besides, RG33s are remote weapon capable and network enabled. BAE Systems unveiled the first RG33, an RG33L, vehicle at AUSA 2006.

The RG-33 may be equipped with modular add on armor kits, TRAPP transparent armor that provides excellent visibility and situational awareness, and run-flat tires. The levels of protection of the RG33 vehicle depends on the armor package but the basic model offers small and medium caliber firearms and mine blast protection. BAE Systems has designed the RG33 platform to serve as Infantry Carrier, Ambulance, Command and Control, Convoy Escort, Explosive Ordnance Disposal vehicle, etc. To date, the RG-33 vehicle family includes the RG-33 6x6 or RG-33L, the RG-33 4x4, Medium Mine Protected Vehicle (MMPV) 6x6, and Mine Resistant Recovery and Maintenance Vehicle (MRRMV) 6x6 variants.

The RG-33L is a 6x6 utility MRAP Category II vehicle ordered by the US Army and the US Marine Corps (USMC) for its ongoing military operations in Iraq and Afghanistan. These vehicles are also deployed as Heavy Armored Ground Ambulance (HAGA) and as Special Operations Command (SOCOM) vehicles. As of December 2008, the US Armed Forces had ordered more than 1,700 RG-33Ls. Despite their outstanding protection demonstrated in Iraq, these vehicles result too heavy and lack off-road mobility to operate in harsh environments and rough terrains in Afghanistan.

RG-33L Specifications

Wheel Drive: 6x6
CEP: Circular Error Probable
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RG-33L News

There are 16 news between
15 Feb 2007 and 26 Aug 2008
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Tuesday, August 26, 2008US Marine Corps Orders 40 RG-33 6x6 Mine Resistant Ambush Protected Vehicles
Wednesday, July 2, 2008BAE Systems Receives $226 Million for MRAP Upgrade Order
Monday, June 16, 2008US Marine Corps Orders 40 SOCOM RG33 6x6 Vehicles
Tuesday, May 6, 2008US Army to Provide 545 Mine Protected Vehicles with L-ROD Bar Armor Kit
Wednesday, March 19, 2008BAE Systems Receives Two Orders for MRAP Vehicles
Friday, March 14, 2008US Marine Corps Orders 2,243 Additional MRAP Vehicles from Several Contractors
Monday, January 14, 2008BAE Systems Selected to Develop MRAP II Test Vehicles
Wednesday, January 9, 2008US Army Selects BAE Systems as Sole Producer for its MMPV Program
Tuesday, December 18, 2007Marine Corps Orders More than 3,000 MRAP Vehicles
Department of Defense Orders an Additional 3,126 MRAP Vehicles

Operators & Related Equipment


OperatorsItems
United States of America1,726
Ordered by the US Army (1,111) and the US Marine Corps (615) in 6x6 (470), ambulance variants (69) and Special Operations Command/SOCOM (76)
YearHoldings
20141,100

Grand Total 1,7261
 
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