Friday, December 2, 2022

Peru shows RAM MK3 light armored multi-mission vehicle at SITDEF 2017

The Peruvian Naval Infantry Forces publicly displayed for the first time it recently delivered Israel’s RAM MK3 light armored multi-mission vehicle at SITDEF 2017.

The lightweight, multi-role RAM MK3 armoured vehicle is designed and built by Israel Aerospace Industries’ (IAI) Ramta division. The RAM MK3 armoured vehicle can be adapted for a variety of mission needs of military, paramilitary, policing, and peacekeeping forces.

According to the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute, IAI has delivered in 2016 seven RAM Mk3 to Peru.


A high-performance light-weight armoured vehicle combining the finest in multi-mission wheeled designs with advanced human engineering:

  • Utilizes a robust and flexible structure allowing it to be outfitted and configured to perform a variety of military, paramilitary, policing and peacekeeping roles.
  • High terrain capability, solid 29:1 power to weight ratio and customer defined armoured protection.
  • Excels as a mechanized infantry support vehicle in a variety of missions.
  • Excellent maneuvering and high performance in rough terrain.

The RAM MK3 light armoured vehicle is based on a 4×4 wheeled chassis. It features a robust, flexible monocoque hull made from armoured steel. It requires low life-cycle support costs and delivers a high performance.

The vehicle is 5.6m long, 2.08m wide and 2.12m high. It has an unloaded weight of 5,300kg, combat weight of 6,500kg, payload capacity of 1,200kg, and fuel load carrying capacity of 160l.

It can accommodate up to eight fully-armed personnel including driver. The crew compartment has two doors, one on each side, to provide entry and exit for troops. The vehicle is also equipped with a self-recovery winch at the front.


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