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BAE Systems displays Armoured Personnel Carriers at IDEX

posted on 21/02/2011: 1870 views

With the cooperation and support of the Dubai Police Force, one of the RG12 Mk4 Armoured Personnel Carriers BAE Systems produced for the department will be on display at IDEX, an international defence exhibition being held in Abu Dhabi February 20-24, 2011.

The company recently completed deliveries of the vehicles, fulfilling an initial 2008 order for 10 RG12 Mk4 mine protected vehicles. Two of the vehicles were also fitted for a Mobile Adjustable Ramp System (MARS), which provides military and police units with the ability to rapidly enter a structure using multiple entry points at various elevations.

"The in-theatre RG12 vehicles are a valuable and reliable asset for the Dubai Police, and we are proud to support BAE Systems at this exhibition", said Major General Mohammed Eid Al Mansoori, Director General Department of Protective Security and Emergency at the Dubai Police General HQ.

The Mk4 vehicle is BAE Systems' latest version of the RG12, featuring a new engine with increased power and torque, and improved axles with disc brakes on all wheels for improved braking performance. A new digital electrical system is fitted to improve the service-life of the RG12 through the use of a plug-in diagnostic computer, which provides a detailed analysis of required maintenance.

"The RG12 is a highly effective Armoured Personnel Carrier and there are currently more than 830 vehicles in service with various customers around the world, including the South African Police Service", said Johan Steyn, Managing Director for BAE Systems, Land Systems South Africa.

The 4x4 RG12 was originally developed as an internal security and public order vehicle, and has proven to be highly effective in a number of other applications such as command and control vehicle and as an armoured personnel carrier. Capable of carrying a driver, a commander and between eight to ten additional personnel, the RG12 features an all-steel, welded armour, monocoque hull designed to protect the crew against small arms fire, firebombs, and hand grenades.- Emirates News Agency, WAM


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