BAE Systems Demonstrates RG Outrider, a New Light Armored Mine
Protected Vehicle for U.S. Military
The 4x4 RG Outrider Offers High Levels of Protection and Proven Mobility and Agility
(PRWEB) February 23, 2010 -- BAE Systems gave U.S. military leaders the first look at the RG Outrider recently
at the Nevada Automotive Test Center – a light armored vehicle designed to meet the needs of U.S. special
operations and coalition forces operating in Afghanistan.
Based on the RG series of light tactical vehicles originally designed and developed in South Africa, the 4x4 RG
Outrider offers a cost-effective approach to the enhanced protection, demonstrated mobility and payload capacity
required in Afghanistan.
• RG Outrider employs the same proven mobility, agility and ground clearance as its predecessor, the RG32M,
which is currently in service in Afghanistan.
• RG Outrider is effective against mine and IED threats and has high level ballistic protection.
• It weighs less than 10 tons and features a widened hull and newly designed load bay that is ideal for command,
liaison and scouting roles. The load bay is also easily reconfigured to customer required missions.
• RG Outrider provides advanced protection through its V-shaped monocoque hull, comprehensive steel welded
armor and added side-blast protection.
• RG Outrider uses commercial-off-the-shelf technology and an existing international parts distribution network
to minimize crew training and logistics.
Demonstrations and events:
•BAE Systems demonstrated the vehicle on Feb. 10 during the Nevada Automotive Test Center (NATC) Vehicle
Systems Demonstration Technology Rodeo in Carson City, Nevada.
•The vehicle will be on display at the Association of U.S. Army’s Winter Symposium in Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Feb. 24-26, 2010 at booth #2521.
Dennis Morris, president, BAE Systems, Global Tactical Systems:
“Based on the successful RG series in service with several forces in Afghanistan including the U.S., Sweden and