The RG33L IED and mine protected armored vehicle was designed by BAE Systems’ South African based division (formerly OMG). The vehicle can be configured as an Infantry Carrier, Ambulance, Command and Control, Convoy Escort, Explosive Ordnance Disposal and other roles. The new RG33L is an air transportable 6×6 Mine-Protected Vehicle (MPV), incorporating a classic monocoque V-shaped hull design, similar to all modern MPVs. It utilizes a base armor protecting anagisnt small-arms fire and mine attacks, panoramic windows utilizing the TRAPP transparent armor, and modular, mission configurable appliqué armor kits.
The vehicle is equipped with a hydraulic ramp, a gunner’s protection kit, a robotic arm for handling IEDs, survivability gear, and dedicated space for equipment stowage. Survivability enhancements include provisions for modular add-on armor kits, TRAPP transparent armor that provides excellent visibility and improved situational awareness, and run-flat tires. The vehicle is mission configurable for Infantry Carrier, Ambulance, Command and Control, Convoy Escort, Explosive Ordnance Disposal and other roles, and is recoverable by another RG33L.
The vehicle is equipped with multi-positional mine protected seating and air conditioning. Base armor protects the vehicle against medium machine gun or small arms fire and mine blasts at a level equal to or exceeding any fielded mine protected vehicle. The platform is designed with a power train equipped to handle upgrades and enhancements. The vehicle features on-board exportable power for C4I and other mission equipment.