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  • Indigenous Armoured Anti-Tank Vehicle: Kaplan 10 Anti-Tank
    Indigenous Armoured Anti-Tank Vehicle: Kaplan 10 Anti-Tank March 24 2020
    The Weapon Carrier Vehicles Project was launched as part of the Turkish Armed Forces' need for armoured anti-tank vehicles. In this context, an agreement was signed with the Presidency of Defence Industries (Undersecretariat for Defense Industry of the time) on 27 June 2016. In the project process, it was aimed to integrate anti-tank missiles in the Turkish Army Command (Kara Kuvvetleri Komutanlığı / KKK) inventory and also developed domestically. Following the agreement, t...
  • Domestic Armoured Vehicle to Turkish Armed Forces
    Domestic Armoured Vehicle to Turkish Armed Forces March 20 2020
    The Turkish Armed Forces continues to meet the need for armoured vehicles from domestic sources, as in other areas. Within the scope of the agreement signed with BMC in the past years, Vuran deliveries continue. The Presidency of Defence Industries has announced the delivery with the "#Vuran deliveries to our security forces within the scope of the "Tactical Wheeled Armored Vehicles (Taktik Tekerlekli Zırhlı Araç / TTZA) Project, 🔹 Manufacturer: BMC". words fr...
  • Additional MRAPs on the Way
    Additional MRAPs on the Way March 15 2020
    New manufacturing technologies developed and expanded in the field of land vehicles paved the way for the development and production of these systems with locally. Colombia, which frequently uses armoured vehicles in internal security operations, has announced that it will acquire new platforms. The procurement batch, which includes Hunter XL MRAP (Mine Resistant Ambush Protected) vehicles developed with domestic facilities, costs 500,000 USD. It is not specified how ...
  • VPK-Ural Order from Unknown Customer
    VPK-Ural Order from Unknown Customer March 12 2020
    Movements in the armoured land vehicle sector does not decrease despite the crises. According to the statement made by Russia, Moscow-based company VPK has achieved export success in its new vehicles. The name of the country that placed the order for the VPK-Ural platform, which still in initial tests, is disclosed. It is stated that the number of personnel carried in vehicles to be delivered in line with the request of the user will be reduced to eight. VPK-Ural...
  • Belarussian Flute
    Belarussian Flute February 4 2020
    State Military-Industrial Committee of Belarus held the meeting. The new tactical CNRA (Multi Barrel Rocket Launcher) system was introduced at the event held in the capital Minsk. According to the news published in the country media, the launching tests of the system, which was unveiled during exhibition, continue. The platform consisting of SHTS (Silach) 4x4 armored tactical vehicle mounted 80 mm rocket launcher system developed over the GAZ-3308 Sadko chassis is called "...
  • Brasil Released Strategic Plan
    Brasil Released Strategic Plan January 20 2020
    Brazil, which has been carrying studies for a long time to improve the defence industry infrastructure of the country, has published its strategic plan in this field. The document, which covers the plans and objectives of the country's defense and industry, especially the Brazilian Armed Forces, consists of 34 measures in 15 main actions. In these sections, acquisition of howitzer, personnel equipment, unmanned ground and air vehicles, armoured boats, transport and att...
  • BMC’s MPAV goes to Tunisia
    BMC’s MPAV goes to Tunisia January 4 2020
    BMC, an Izmir-based company, won the "International Armoured Vehicle Tender" of the Tunisian Interior Ministry and signed a contract for the production of nine 4x4 Multi-Purpose Armoured Vehicles (MPAVs). Within the scope of the signed agreement, nine 4x4 Medium Class Multi-Purpose Armoured Vehicles which will be produced entirely for the requests of Tunisian Ministry of Interior will be provided with integrated logistics support solutions.
  • First Delivery for STA Project
    First Delivery for STA Project December 25 2019
    The Weapon Carrier Project (Silah Taşıyıcı Araçlar / STA), which started in 2014, has reached an important milestone. The first two vehicles delivered to Turkish Army today. Delivery ceremony of the STAs developed within the scope of the Turkish Armed Forces' requirements for an anti-tank platform was held at FNSS Gölbaşı Facilities today. Four systems; such as Pars 4x4, Kaplan, Kornet and OMTAS turret were developed within the scope of the project. A total of 2...
  • Moving STA Hit Target
    Moving STA Hit Target November 25 2019
    The test process of Pars 4x4 and Kaplan vehicles developed by FNSS as a main contractor  of STA (Gun Carrier Vehicles) Project continues consistently. The Presidency of Defence Industries made new statements about trials from its official social media accounts. Within the scope of the project, which was initiated in 2016 and carried out with domestic resources, two separate platforms, were developed by FNSS. Turret systems, which are used on platforms e...
  • China Continues to Support Cambodia
    China Continues to Support Cambodia September 12 2019
    In order to support the Cambodian government and strengthen the friendship between the two countries, China has donated the Shaanxi Baoji Tiger 4x4 light armoured vehicles to the Royal Cambodian Army (RCA). The armoured vehicles can be armed with the heavy machine gun, or an automatic grenade launcher, and can carry a crew of 2 and up to 9 passengers. The Tiger is powered by a Cummins diesel engine. Relations between Cambodia and China gained momentum after the two countries establi...
  • Burkina Faso Prefers Ukrainian AutoKrAZ
    Burkina Faso Prefers Ukrainian AutoKrAZ September 2 2019
    Army of Burkina Faso received the Shrek-M mine detection and destruction vehicles of Ukraine-based AutoKrAZ company.  The vehicle has the STANAG 4569 standard. It weighs 19 thousand 100 kg and has a 380 horsepower engine, provides level two ballistic protection and level 2A/B mine protection. Shrek-M, has a six meter long manipulator arm for mine clearance missions. It can dig soil and lift up to 300 kg. The 4x4 KrAZ-5233 chassis, is designed in a V-shape to provide protection&...
  • Hızır’s First Export
    Hızır’s First Export July 30 2019
      İzmir based Katmerciler announced from its official twitter account that  it had received a USD20.7 million order from an undisclosed African country. This is Katmerciler’s first export order for the Hizir 4x4 armored vehicle, which will be delivered between 2019 and 2020. The Hizir vehicle recently entered service with the Turkish army. It has been designed and optimized for high performance under extreme operational conditions in rural and urban areas for nine pe...
  • Germany has Donated Casspir July 22 2019
    Germany has donated 29 Casspir 4x4 armoured vehicle personnel carrier to Mali Armed Forces. Since 40 years, the German government supports the armed forces of Mali, with the delivery of military equipment to the Malian armed forces. Germany has deployed thousands of soldiers and police in Mali, who are part of the UN-led MINUSMA (Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission). The Casspir is a Mine-Resistant Ambush Protected Vehicle that has been in use in South Africa for over 30 years. ...
  • Turkey's First Electric Armoured Vehicle Began Testing
    Turkey's First Electric Armoured Vehicle Began Testing July 22 2019
    Turkey's first new-generation electric 4x4 armoured vehicle Akrep IIe began challenging road and off-road mobility test. Akrep II designed by Otokar as an armoured reconnaissance and weapon platform, the first vehicle of the armoured vehicle family, Akrep IIe. The platform can be equipped with alternative power plants (electric, diesel and hybrid). The AKREP IIe is a technology demonstrator, which is equipped with an innovative electric-based power and propulsion solution that consists of...
  • XLW 2040I: New Solution for Airborne Vehicles June 27 2019
    The XLW 2040I, a new domestically-developed, 4x4 vehicle specially designed for airdrop missions made its public debut at the opening of the China Cross-Straits Technology and Projects Fair in Fuzhou. The vehicle's main mission is to intercept and destroy enemy weapons including low altitude jets and cruise missiles. The XLW 2040I is capable of traversing obstacles just over 50cm, passing ditches 75 cm deep and climbing 45-degree slopes. The top speed of the vehicle is 135 km/h....
  • Alkar Gets Smaller
    Alkar Gets Smaller May 2 2019
    ASELSAN's 120-mm automatic mortar system, Alkar, got smaller. The system was also adapted to 81 mm mortars. Alkar 81 mm, which has a shock absorption system, can absorb the recoil of 30 tons of 81 mm mortars used on the ground and reduce it to 6 tons. In addition to its very small structure, the system can be used on 4x4 tactical wheeled vehicles. Thanks to its modular structure, the system can be adapted to different types of 81 mm mortar guns and requires very small modificati...
  • Iran Unveils New 4x4 MRAP Personnel Carrier; Toufan
    Iran Unveils New 4x4 MRAP Personnel Carrier; Toufan November 22 2018
    Iran unveiled a new Mine-Resistant Ambush-Protected (MRAP) Personnel Carrier “Toufan” in a ceremony attended by Defence Minister Brigadier General Amir Hatami, Fars News Agency (FNA) reported. General Hatami elaborated Toufan  as “ a 4x4 vehicle with the capability to resist against mine explosion, booby-traps and blasts that result from the explosion of several kilograms of TNT and layers of protection against different steel-core bullets.” Th...
  • New Product from Milkor
    New Product from Milkor October 27 2018
    Milkor, which based in South Africa, introduced its new product. The platform, which is an armoured vehicle in a 4x4 configuration, was announced as Milkor 4x4. Development activities started in 2017, and the first prototype rolled out from the production line in August 2018.  Milkor 4x4 is based on Iveco Trakker chassis. Platform has an all-welded steel body. Engine is placed in an armour-protected compartment at the front of the vehicle. The vehicle that provides protection a...
  • Belarussian Vehicles at Africa
    Belarussian Vehicles at Africa August 8 2018
    The Côte d'Ivoire gendarmerie exhibited its new vehicles. Cayman 4x4 vehicles which procured from Belarus has unveiled at the military parade on August 7th in honor of Independence Day, is the first known export customer of Cayman vehicles. Announced vehicles for service in May 2017 were developed for reconnaissance, escort and patrol missions and were manufactured at the 140th Repair Plant in Borisov, Belarus. Caymans, which are heavily modernized versions of th...
  • France will be Up-Armored with Scorpion
    France will be Up-Armored with Scorpion August 7 2018
    France has decided to increase its defense budget for the past month. Following this decision, France's defense budget for 2025 will reach 2% of the Gross Domestic Product (GDP). This means 295 billion Euro will spend for defence in seven years by France. After the budget increase, France stepped forward on the Scorpion Program. Through the Scorpion Program, it is planned that the (Groupement Tactique Inter-Armes / GTIA) will increase the number of communications and cooper...
  • Chinese Aid in Progress
    Chinese Aid in Progress August 2 2018
    The Bolivian Army received another aid package from China. In the context of the military cooperation agreement signed in 2011, 10 pieces of Shaanxi Baoji-produced Tiger 4x4 tactical wheeled armored vehicles were delivered within the scope of the annual aid for the modernization of the Bolivian Army. These vehicles will be used along with 19 Tiger 4x4s which delivered in 2016 Developed by Shaanxi Baoji Special Vehicles Company's own resources, Tiger provides protection agai...
  • OTOKAR Exports $ 28.9 Million Worth 4X4
    OTOKAR Exports $ 28.9 Million Worth 4X4 July 30 2018
    OTOKAR announced that it received an order for tactical wheeled armoured vehicles worth 28.9 million USD from an Asian country. The delivery of the vehicles is scheduled to be completed by the first quarter of 2019.   OTOKAR received for different types of armoured vehicles: 4x4 tactical wheeled armoured vehicles; spare parts and training services are included. Deliveries are planned to be completed in the first quarter of 2019.
  • Katmerciler in Dual-Track Race
    Katmerciler in Dual-Track Race July 9 2018
    Based in İzmir, Katmerciler displays confidence in vehicle-top-equipment as well as defence. The Company basks in the glory of its UKAP, following the success of 4x4 HIZIR. We discussed with Furkan Katmerci, Executive Vice President of Katmerciler, the Company’s vision.  
  • News from Expo issue 63
    News from Expo issue 63 July 9 2018
    New Jaguar, Greets Visitors ASCOD Family is Growing Digital Touch on the CV90 Lightweight yet Robust Avoiding Friendly Fire Augmented Reality New Hunter on Stage: Pars Protective Shield from Israel Harmony of Colours by Saab Gilboa is Doubly Dangerous! Otokar’s Serial Hunter French Infantry Rides German Horse KMW’s Amphibious Move BMC will Hit with Mort...
  • VECTOR Made Debut
    VECTOR Made Debut July 2 2018
    The VECTOR (Versatile Expeditionary, Commando Tactical Off Road) 4x4 vehicles, recently received by the Special Forces of the Netherlands, has seen for the first time at the parade, which was held for Veterans Day. The Nehterlands-based Defenture company has developed its vehicles with the name AATV (Air Transportable Combat Vehicle), keeping the lightness and cross country capability in the forefront. VECTOR, is a specialized version of the AATV for the Net...
  • Yoruk in Serial Production
    Yoruk in Serial Production June 30 2018
    Nurol Makina started serial production of Yoruk 4x4 tactical wheeled armored vehicle. In the official ceremony held by company the first Yoruk, which rolled out from serial production line, was introduced as a participants. Yoruk is designed for wide variety of missions which can be used in a different tasks from personnel transfer to reconnaissance tasks. The vehicle, which can also serve as a weapon platform if necessary, has a "V" type monocoque...
  • NUROL Makina presents NMS 4x4to Meet Different Requirements with Single Vehicle
    NUROL Makina presents NMS 4x4to Meet Different Requirements with Single Vehicle June 12 2018
    Nurol Makina presents its most recent product NMS 4X4 at Eurosatory. Adding modularity to mobility performance and protection level, the vehicle provides new opportunities to its users.  With the NMS 4x4, Nurol Makina responds to different protection level and payload requirements with a single platform. The vehicle features scalable armour, offering a protection levels ranging from 1–4, and the level of ballistic protection the platform offers can be further adjusted according to ...
  • Nurol Makina Press Release
    Nurol Makina Press Release June 12 2018
    Nurol Makina 4X4 NMS Press Release
  • FNSS Launches PARS 4x4 Anti-Tank Vehicle Eurosatory 2018
    FNSS Launches PARS 4x4 Anti-Tank Vehicle Eurosatory 2018 June 11 2018
    Developed by FNSS to meet the needs of Turkish Land Forces Command, the PARS 4x4 Anti-Tank Vehicle (ATV) makes its first world appearance at Eurosatory 2018, where one of the two prototypes of the vehicle produced for qualification tests is being displayed at the FNSS stand, giving visitors to the event the opportunity to inspect up close a fully mission-equipped vehicle. The two prototypes, produced as part of the ATV project, will spend the coming months undergoing qualification tests once ...
  • FNSS Press Release
    FNSS Press Release June 11 2018
    FNSS Press release for PARS 4X4 STA 
  • FNSS Showcases its New Generation Vehicles at Eurosatory 2018
    FNSS Showcases its New Generation Vehicles at Eurosatory 2018 June 7 2018
    Aiming to expand its user base, FNSS will showcase the PARS III 8x8 and PARS 4x4 Wheeled Armoured Vehicles (AMV) and the KAPLAN-20 New Generation Armoured Fighting Vehicle (NG-AFV) at Eurosatory 2018, which all been developed to meet a broad range of operational needs. FNSS platforms and weapon systems meet the most stringent of requirements, practically setting world standards of their own, while its broad experience in collaboration and technology transfer is allowing it to acquir...
  • "Arlan" Loaded to Turkish A400M Aircraft
    "Arlan" Loaded to Turkish A400M Aircraft May 30 2018
    At the defence fair KADEX held in Astana which is capital of Kazakhstan, two Kazakhstan Paramount Engineering (KPE) product 4X4 Arlan armored vehicles loaded into the Turkish A400M transport aircraft. In order to provide technical support to SoloTürk in KADEX, A400M achieved different action. Two Arlan armored vehicles, each 16 tons and 3.4 meters in height, were loaded into the aircraft. Kazakhstan's Aselsan Engineering (KAE), gave SARP which is remote-...
  • AMV, Closer to Slovakia
    AMV, Closer to Slovakia May 20 2018
    During the 7th IDEB International Defense and Security Fair in Bratislava, statement made on Slovakia's 8x8 vehicle procurement program. According to the statement, negotiations continues between Patria and Slovakia, and agreement will sign in the coming days. The vehicles are planned to be equipped with a 30-millimeter turret developed by DMD. In May 2017, the Slovakian government approved a budget request of 1.2 billion Euros, which the Ministry of Defense reque...
  • Nurol Makina Exhibits Ejder Yalçın in Slovakia
    Nurol Makina Exhibits Ejder Yalçın in Slovakia May 18 2018
    Ejder Yalçın, the 4x4 Armored Combat Vehicle, which promises the highest ballistic and mine protection in its class, will be showcased at IDEB International Defence Exhibition which will be held 16-18 May in Bratislava, Slovakia. In service of several armies in Africa, Middle East and Asia; Ejder Yalçın pursued export opportunities in Slovakia. FNSS and Nurol Makina, both are in Armored Vehicle business and having Nurol Corporate as shareholder, jointly conducts m...
  • Nurol Makina Named its NMS "Yörük"
    Nurol Makina Named its NMS "Yörük" May 11 2018
    Nurol Machinery, one of the Turkish armored vehicle manufacturers, named its 4x4 NMS as "Yörük" (Nomad). Yörük first participated in Efes 2018 military exercise. Nurol Makina Business Development Manager Hakan Arısüt said that the search for a name of the vehicle was a result of the ongoing quests and added: "Our new vehicle was named Yörük and we expect it to serve for our security and armed forces and to honour our country in the b...
  • Remote-controlled AMAZON in Efes'18
    Remote-controlled AMAZON in Efes'18 May 8 2018
    BMC exhibits 12 vehicles with two new configurations in the Efes 2018 military exercise, one of the most comprehensive activities of the Turkish Armed Forces. One of the most remarkable vehicles was the unmanned remote-controlled multi-purpose armored vehicle 'Amazon'. AMAZON 4x4 can be remote-controlled from five kilometres within sight and one kilometres out of sight. The vehicle cannot be intervened even if third persons are rushed into the vehicle as the c...
  • Modular Selection
    Modular Selection April 7 2018
    The Belgian Ministry of Defense has signed an agreement with Jankel to supply 199 units of Ligt Troop Transport Vehicles (LTTV). The procurement decision was taken at the June 2017 meeting of the Belgian Council of Ministers. LTTVs will be produced on Mercedes UNIMOG 4x4 chassis, will be delivered between 2019 and 2021. The task modules of the vehicles to be produced in special operation forces, ranger, ambulance and command post variants. Mission modules can be easily changed betwe...
  • DIMDEX Fair News
    DIMDEX Fair News April 7 2018
    Large Sales by Leonardo Barzan Holdings, Established Fincantieri Day in Qatar Kongsberg’s Northern Wind Baykar’s Second Step Qatar, Pleased with ARES Qatar on Good Terms with BMC Rapid Response from Yonca-Onuk 4x4 Sales from Nurol Makina ADİK will Train
  • Ejder Became a Tank-hunter
    Ejder Became a Tank-hunter March 16 2018
    Nurol Makina's 4x4 armored vehicle Ejder Yalçın became a tank hunter.On the vehicle Nurol Makina exported to Qatar, an anti-tank missile system developed by ASELSAN is featured. The company exhibited this vehicle with test images at DIMDEX'18 fair held in Qatar. Thanks to its modular structure, the system can use anti-tank guided missiles, such as Kornet, SKIF Hellfire, Javelin, Shershen and OMTAS. Depending on the navigation system of the chosen missile, th...
  • NMS 4x4 Contract Secured at DIMDEX
    NMS 4x4 Contract Secured at DIMDEX March 14 2018
    Turkish armoured vehicle manufacturer Nurol Makina has secured a sales contract at DIMDEX 2018 fair for its NMS 4x4 vehicles. Under the contract, the company will deliver 214 vehicles to the Qatari Special Forces Command. Designed on a V-structured body and indigenous military chassis, 10-ton NMS 4x4 features independent suspension, continuous four-wheel drive, self-contained CTIS (Central Tire Inflating) System. Nurol Makina unveiled the vehicle for the first time at...