RG-32 Scout

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. 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.

The latest development of this vehicle is the RG-32M Galten. The RG-32M has undergone "winterisation" modifications in Sweden; the RG-32M has been used in environments ranging from 49 °C in the desert of Africa and the Middle East as well as at -35 °C in parts of Sweden.


  • RG-32M Standard (Driver + 4)
  • RG-32M Full armour (Driver + 8)
  • RG-32M LTV Light Tactical Vehicle
RG-32 Scout
Class Vehicle
Type Armoured Fighting Vehicle
Manufacturer BAE Systems Land Systems South Africa
Origin South Africa
Country Name Origin Year
South Africa 2012
Country Name Operational Year Retirement Year
South Africa View
ManufacturerName Production From Production To Quantity
BAE Systems Land Systems South Africa View

Place of origin South Africa
Production history
Designer BAE Systems Land Systems South Africa (formerly Land Systems OMC)
Variants Standard, Full Armour
Weight 4.45 t
Length 4.97 m (16.31 ft)
Width 2.06 m (6.76 ft)
Height 2.05 m (6.73 ft)
Crew 1+4
Engine Detroit Diesel or
VM Motori or
Steyr M16
Suspension 4×4 wheeled
Speed 105 km/h

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