BAE Systems to Showcase Police Vehicle at IDEX in Abu Dhabi

BAE Systems will be on hand at IDEX, an international defense exhibition held in Abu Dhabi this week, to display one of the RG12 MK4 Armored Personnel Carriers in produced for Dubai’s police force.

The company recently filled a order for 10 of the vehicles issued in 2008.

“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 Moh’d Eid M. Al Mansoori, director General Department of Protective Security and Emergency at the Dubai Police General HQ.

According to the firm, “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.

The vehicle also includes a new digital electrical system aimed at increasing the service-life of the RG12 with a plug-in diagnostic computer, which provides an analysis for needed 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.

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