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RG-32 Scout

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Place of originSouth Africa
Service history
In service2003-present
Production history
DesignerBAE Systems Land Systems South Africa (formerly Land Systems OMC)
VariantsStandard, Full Armour
Mass4.45 t
Length4.97 m (16.31 ft)
Width2.06 m (6.76 ft)
Height2.05 m (6.73 ft)

EngineDetroit Diesel or
VM Motori or
Steyr M16[1]
Transmission4×4 wheeled
Maximum speed 105 km/h

The RG-32 Scout is a family of mine-resistant 4×4 light armoured vehicles made by BAE Systems Land Systems South Africa (formerly Land Systems OMC) in South Africa. It is based on the RG-31, which is already deployed worldwide with peace-keeping, security and combat forces. The combat weight of the vehicle is about 7,300 kg and it has the capacity to carry a crew of 5 to 7.[2][unreliable source?] The vehicle crew is protected against 5.56×45mm NATO ball ammunition, grenades, firebombs, anti-personnel mines and side blasts. The five-seat version also offers protection against anti-tank mines and side blasts. Up to two RG-32Ms can be transported in a C-130 cargo aircraft.[3]

The latest development of this vehicle is the RG-32M Galten (Swedish for "The Boar" or "The Hog"). The RG-32M has undergone "winterisation" modifications in Sweden; the RG-32M has been used in environments ranging from 49 °C (120 °F) in the deserts of Africa and the Middle East to −35 °C (-31 °F) in parts of Sweden.[2]

Production history



  • RG-32M Standard (Driver + 4)
  • RG-32M Full armour (Driver + 8)
  • RG-32M LTV Light Tactical Vehicle[4]


Map with RG-32 operators in blue

More than 800 RG-32 vehicles are in service worldwide, including with:

Current operators


Civilian operators


See also



  1. ^ BAE OMC RG32 M16 TCI: Steyr-Motors.com
  2. ^ a b "Crew capability details - Army Technology". Army Technology. Retrieved 5 November 2014.
  3. ^ RG-32M Datasheet - BAE Systems
  4. ^ South African defence company faces future with range of new or improved products
  5. ^ "Finnish Army orders additional RG32M vehicles from BAE". 14 June 2012.
  6. ^ "Puolustusvoimien kalustokuvasto".
  7. ^ "Puolustusvoimat saa lisää Sisun monikäyttöajoneuvoja: "Taustalla myös huoltovarmuus"". 19 December 2022.
  8. ^ Kominek, Jiri (17 May 2017). "Slovak government approves major procurement of wheeled AFVs". IHS Jane's 360. Prague, Czech Republic. Archived from the original on 18 May 2017. Retrieved 18 May 2017.