Complement: 1+10 as troop carrier/1+4 for patrol
Powerplant: 92kW (123hp)5.7litre 6-cyl Daimler OM352A(or 95kW/125hp US Caterpillar)turbo diesel
Transmission: 4 speed automatic, 1 reverse gear
Max speed: 100 km/h /0-60 km/h 30.5 seconds
Even if the ‘RG-31’ designation is rather alien, the name Nyala is familiar to Canadians – the RG-31 is simply the current production model of the South African route-proving Nyala. It is no surprise that the CF APV contest was won by the RG-31 considering that vehicle’s commonality with the in-service Nyalas (and the Mamba which preceded them). The RG-31 retains its predecessors’ mine-resistant hull and lightly-armoured sides. Where it differs is in armament: gun ports in its armour glass augment a Remote Weapons Station.
The RWS (a Kongsberg M151) is the same system used on US Strykers  and has already been integrated into the RG-31. The speed with which the CF APV contest was held is probably the reason for the non-standard RWS (unless there are unreported problems with the Protected Weapons Station). Like the PWS, the RWS can mount an M2HB, C6 or 40mm grenade launcher.
In October 2006 the US Army awarded US$27 million to Dynamics Land Systems- Canada will produce 60 RG-31 Mk5 Mine Protected Vehicles, to be manufactured in South Africa by BAE Land Systems OMC. The vehicles will be delivered within 4 – 6 months.
In November 2006 this order was increased to a total of 94 vehicles.
In January 2007 GDLS Canada received an additional US Army order for 169 vehicles, to be delivered over six months starting June 2007. The USD$76.5 million contract includes an option for additional nine additional vehicles.
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