BAE Systems South-Africa Wins $130m RG31 Upgrade Contract

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The RG31 mine protected armoured personnel carrier. Photo: BAE Systems

BAE Systems, Land Systems South Africa will produce survivability and mobility upgrades kits for the RG31 Mine Resistant Ambush Protected (MRAP) vehicles under an order received from General Dynamics Land Systems Canada (GDLS-C), as part of the teaming agreement between the two companies. The order is worth more than ZAR900 million ($130 million). As part of the modernization work developed and produced in South Africa, a higher performance powerpack providing new suspension components and transfer cases, designed and manufactured by BAE Systems, will be incorporated into the upgrade kits.

The RG31 mine protected armoured personnel carrier. Photo: BAE Systems

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