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Tuesday 19 February 2008

Defexpo 2008: RG 31 Mine Protected Vehicle

Here are some pictures of the best selling RG 31 Mine Protected Vehicle (MPV) from South African company OMC, which is now a part of BAE Systems. Mahindra Defence Systems has signed an MoU with OMC to produce these for the Indian Army.

There is no RFP out for this vehicle. The army makes do with a handful of Casspir MPVs and another handful produced by Ordnance Factory, Medak. A vehicle like the RG 31 would make life considerably easier, and less dangerous, for the hundreds of Road Opening Patrols (ROPs) which fan out across J&K every morning, physically checking for IEDs.

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