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BAE Systems wins armoured vehicle awards

23rd December 2011 - 09:36 GMT | by The Shephard News Team

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BAE Systems Land & Armaments has announced that it has been awarded two contracts worth a combined total of more than $150 million to supply armoured vehicles to the United Arab Emirates and Sweden. BAE Systems made the announcement in a 22 December 2011 company statement.

Under the first contract the company will provide the RG-31 to the United Arab Emirates. The RG-31 is a mature, combat proven mine protected armoured personnel carrier designed, developed and manufactured by BAE Systems in South Africa.  In total, over 2,166 RG-31 vehicles have been delivered.

The second contract will see the delivery of the RG32M to Sweden. The RG32M, which is extensively in service with the Swedish Armed Forces, has various military and non-military applications to fulfil a wide spectrum of command, liaison, scouting, patrol and peacekeeping roles.

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