Marauder (vehicle)

The Marauder is an armoured, mine-protected vehicle that is produced by Paramount Group in South Africa. It was launched during the 2007 International Defence Exhibition (IDEX) and Conference in Abu Dhabi, the largest arms exhibition in the Middle East.x

Marauder (vehicle)
Class Vehicle
Type Armoured Fighting Vehicle
Manufacturer Paramount Group
Origin South Africa
Country Name Origin Year
South Africa 2008
Country Name Operational Year Retirement Year
Jordan View
South Africa View
Yugoslavia (Serbia) View
Azerbaijan View
Democratic Republic of the Congo View
ManufacturerName Production From Production To Quantity
Paramount Group 2008 250 View

The Marauder was developed for reconnaissance and peacekeeping missions. It carries a crew of up to ten, including a driver and commander.

Originally designed to operate in urban, built-up and confined areas it is smaller in both size and weight than the Matador, a similarly armoured vehicle. Vehicle configuration is either 4x4 or a 6x6. The Marauder has a cruising speed of around 100 to 120 km/h (62–75 mph), and a maximum range of 700 kilometres (430 mi).

The Marauder’s double-skin monocoque hull provides protection against projectiles up to STANAG 4569 Level III for the crew compartment.

The Marauder’s payload capacity allows for the fitting of various defence and weapons systems, including light and medium-calibre machine guns, cannon weapon installations, and missile launchers, as well as command, surveillance, and control systems. The vehicle can be configured such that mortars may be fired from the payload platform.

Type Armoured personnel carrier
Place of origin South Africa
Service history
Used by Azerbaijani Armed Forces
African Union
Production history
Manufacturer Paramount Group
Produced 2008–present
Number built ~250
Weight Curb: 9,900 kg (21,780 lb)
Combat: 15,000 kg (33,000 lb)
Crew 2 + 8 passengers
Armor Ballistic protection: STANAG 4569 level III (7.62 × 51 mm AP WCCore at 30 meters) and mine blast protection: STANAG 4569 3a and 3b (single anti-tank mine (8 kg of TNT under the hull and under any wheel)
Engine Cummins ISBe4-300 Diesel(221kW/300hp @ 2500rpm, 1100Nm @ 1200-1800rpm)
MAN D0836LOH Diesel(176kW/240hp @ 2300rpm, 925Nm @ 1200-1800rpm)
Payload capacity 6,000 kg (13,227 lb)
Suspension 4x4 or 6x6 wheeled
Ground clearance 420 mm
700 km (435 mi)
Speed 100–120 km/h (tyre dependent)

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