Ford Ranger Light Tactical Vehicle


Looking to overland some harsh areas or invade a small country? Ford Global Fleet Sales has a Ranger for you!

The Ford Ranger Light Tactical Pickup has been developed for defense and security operations. It is equipped with UHF and VHF antennas, two-way radio and PA system, mesh window protection, durable seat covers, a front bull bar with winch and driving lights, and an enhanced suspension and brake package.

A tactical vehicle wouldn’t be complete without a place to carry your rifles.

This vehicle is sold by Ford Global Fleet Sales but was built by RMA Special Vehicles.

RMA Special Vehicles have developed a 4X4 Light Tactical Vehicle based on the Ford Ranger Double Cab 1-ton Pick Up, designed for both defense and civilian use. RMA Automotive, the manufacturers of RMA Special Vehicles have been building modified versions of the Ford Ranger for nearly two decades.

The Mach 1 Ford Ranger security vehicle version was equipped with heavy-duty features including coolant block heater, dual batteries, SORV suspension, a heavy-duty fuel filter, a 120L long range fuel tank, a pintle hook mount, and a rear heavy-duty bumper with a jerry can swing arm. RMA Automotive modified a total of 46,000 vehicles in fulfilment of contract with the Afghan National Security Forces that began in 2003.

The Mach 2 added more features to this robust vehicle. Mach 2 included a light bar CAN (electrical signals) control, window grid protection, lamp grid protection, search light, armor, run flat tyres, a heavy duty SORV suspension, heavy duty seat covers, a 24V converter, high power alternator, front bull bar with airbag compliance, and cabin ROPS (roll over protection system).

Mach 3 was unveiled at the Defense & Security Show in Thailand in 2019. Among the latest features are rear ROPS, nine rear seats and an increase in the GVW (Gross Vehicle Weight).  Mechanical inclusions are a front bar with high beam spotlight, radio racks, drop side trays, side utility boxes, F63 jet fuel compliance, roof rack and rear bumper.  Electronic modifications include EMC (Electromagnetic compatibility) compliance and black out feature which at a flick of switch shuts down the vehicle’s entire lighting system

RMA Special Vehicles have been delivering the Ford Ranger LTV to customers globally. The vehicle is supported by RMA’s comprehensive parts supply, technician training and service support.

Stanley Chan, Global Product Development General Manager, leads the team in fitting customized military applications, had the following to say about the project: “The biggest challenge of this project was meeting the requirements of the military and individual regions. For example, Europe has their own bandwidth requirements as does the military – they need to modify vehicles to meet both. Additionally, the Ford Ranger was not initially developed as a purpose -built vehicle, their team made upgrades to the vehicle so that it meets military requirements.

Vehicle Details:

  • Vehicle: Ford Ranger Double Cab
  • Engine: 3.2L Duratorg-TDCI
  • Power (kW/PS): 200 @ 3000 rpm
  • Torque (Nm): 470 @ 1500 – 2750 rpm
  • Transmission: 6-Speed Automatic
  • Fuel Capacity: 80L

Dimensions (mm):

  • Length: 5365
  • Width (with mirror): 1860
  • Height: 2300
  • Angle of approach (degrees): 31
  • Angle of departure (degrees) with tow bar: 26
  • Wheelbase: 3220
  • Ground clearance: 230
  • Turning circle (m): 5.9

Weight Table (kg):

  • Curb Weight (base model): 2155
  • Curb Weight (modified vehicle): 2752
  • Gross vehicle weight: 3500

Standard Features:

  • 4 foldable passenger seats on rear utility tray
  • Black canvas set covers (cabin)
  • Rollover protection frame with waterproof canvas
  • Heavy duty side steps
  • Heavy duty utility tray with tailgate open and rear access step
  • Steel 17-inch wheels with 265/70/17 tires including spare
  • Suspension upgrade 3.5T
  • Underbody skidplate

Optional Equipment:

  • 2-way radio system with mounting
  • 7-pin plug
  • 12-pin NATO plug
  • Air intake snorkel
  • Anderson plug for jump start
  • Canvas seat covers
  • Door mounted weapon holder
  • Electric winch with wired remote
  • Enhanced fuel filtration system (warm climate)
  • Fuel tank protector
  • General Purpose Machine Gun (GPMG) mounting with shield on top rear compartment
  • Headlight protectors
  • Hi-Lift jack
  • Inclinometer
  • LED front driving light
  • Long range fuel tank (115L)
  • Rear tow bar (ball/ball-pintle/pintle)
  • Removable mesh protectors; windshield and side windows
  • Roof rack with cargo net
  • Rubber floor mat
  • Secondary battery system with 24V auxiliary power socket
  • Steel front bumper air bag compatible
  • Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) with monitor display
  • Vehicle paint
  • Vehicle signage
  • Wheel nut indicators


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