BAE Systems Unveils Brand New 8x8 Combat Vehicle at Eurosatory

PARIS, France — BAE Sys­tems is launch­ing its lat­est 8x8 addi­tion to the bat­tle-proven RG range of vehi­cles at the Eurosato­ry exhi­bi­tion in Paris. The new vehi­cle, known as the RG41, is dis­played for the first time at Eurosato­ry.

RG41 Wheeled Armoured Combat Vehicle
RG41 Wheeled Armoured Com­bat Vehi­cle
BAE Sys­tems

The RG41 Wheeled Armoured Com­bat Vehi­cle fea­tures a unique mod­u­lar mine pro­tect­ed design and inte­grat­ed inde­pen­dent sus­pen­sion and dri­v­e­line. The vehi­cle is a cost effec­tive and high­ly ver­sa­tile, wheeled com­bat vehi­cle suit­able for mul­ti­ple the­atres. With a semi-V shaped hull, high pay­load capac­i­ty, class lead­ing turn­ing cir­cle and excel­lent pow­er-to-weight ratio, the RG41 meets demand­ing mobil­i­ty and pro­tec­tion require­ments.

The vehicle’s unique design means it is easy to main­tain and repair in the field. The low­er hull struc­ture of the RG41 con­sists of five mod­u­lar units joined togeth­er and bolt­ed under the top struc­ture of the vehi­cle. Any dam­aged mod­ules can be removed and replaced indi­vid­u­al­ly with pre-fab­ri­cat­ed replace­ment sec­tions. This task can be com­plet­ed by sec­ond line main­te­nance in an oper­a­tional the­atre, sav­ing time and mon­ey.

RG41 offers excep­tion­al pro­tec­tion, capa­bil­i­ty and flex­i­bil­i­ty. Cur­rent con­flicts require main­te­nance and repairs be done in the field and the RG41’s unique design allows oper­a­tors to achieve their mis­sions while max­i­miz­ing vehi­cle oper­a­tional readi­ness. RG41 rep­re­sents the ulti­mate syn­the­sis of com­bat pow­er and afford­abil­i­ty, ide­al for con­ven­tion­al and uncon­ven­tion­al units,” said Den­nis Mor­ris, Pres­i­dent of BAE Sys­tems Glob­al Tac­ti­cal Sys­tems.

The RG41 can car­ry light and medi­um tur­rets and direct and indi­rect-fire weapons. Its design enables easy devel­op­ment for dif­fer­ent vari­ants. It can be con­fig­ured as a com­mand vehi­cle, sec­tion com­bat vehi­cle, ambu­lance, engi­neer­ing vehi­cle or cus­tomised for var­i­ous oth­er cus­tomer mis­sions.

RG41 basic infor­ma­tion

  • Wheels: 8x8
  • Length: 7.78m
  • Width: 2.28m
  • Height: 2.3m
  • Gross mass: 30,000kg
  • Pay­load: 11,000kg
  • Accom­mo­da­tion: Dri­ver + 10 crew

The RG41 is one of a fam­i­ly of 8x8 vehi­cles which BAE Sys­tems is involved in design­ing and devel­op­ing. Each address­es dif­fer­ent oper­a­tional require­ments, price and per­for­mance lev­els across the cus­tomer base.

About BAE Sys­tems
BAE Sys­tems is a glob­al defence, secu­ri­ty and aero­space com­pa­ny with approx­i­mate­ly 107,000 employ­ees world­wide. The Com­pa­ny deliv­ers a full range of prod­ucts and ser­vices for air, land and naval forces, as well as advanced elec­tron­ics, secu­ri­ty, infor­ma­tion tech­nol­o­gy solu­tions and cus­tomer sup­port ser­vices. In 2009 BAE Sys­tems report­ed sales of £22.4 bil­lion (US$ 36.2 bil­lion).

For fur­ther infor­ma­tion, please con­tact
Natasha Pheif­fer, BAE Sys­tems
Tel: +27 (0)11 747 3381 / +27 (0)79 526 2362

Peter Edwards, BAE Sys­tems
Tel: +44(0)1252 384029 Mob: +44(0)7540 629857

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