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  • SSB: Kirpi II Delivery Continues
    SSB: Kirpi II Delivery Continues 21 September 2020
      The Presidency of Defence Industries  (SSB) announced on its social media accounts that the delivery of Kirpi-II (Hedgehog) Mine-Protected Vehicles to the Turkish Armed Forces continues. The vehicle, which has high protection against mines and ballistic threats, also has an integrated system of different mission equipment. The Kirpi-II vehicle can carry 13 equipped personnel. It has been announced that the vehicle produced by BMC has high manoeuvrability.
  • Sungur Met with the Public
    Sungur Met with the Public 7 September 2020
    Sungur, the Portable Air Defence System produced by Roketsan for low-altitude air defence, appeared for public view for the first time in the ceremonies last week. The system installed in the tower of BMC's Vuran 4X4 Armoured vehicle is designed to be integrated with other land vehicles, air and sea platforms. There is also a version of Sungur that can be fired by a soldier.   Thanks to its electro-optic sight, the system, which sees targets from a very long dista...
  • Seven Turkish Company on the list
    Seven Turkish Company on the list 16 August 2020
    US Defence News magazine's Defence top 100 companies list is announced. Turkish defence company is on the first 50. ASELSAN entered the list from the 48th tank. ASELSAN was targeting to be in the first 50 for the last three years. Turkish Aerospace (TUSAŞ) is one step closer to the top 50, ranked 53rd on the list. On the other hand, two Turkish companies entered the list for the first time. FNSS Savunma Sistemleri A.Ş. ranked 98th, HAVELSAN ranked 99th. Companies who w...
  • Tactical Wheeled Armoured Vehicle Deliveries Continue
    Tactical Wheeled Armoured Vehicle Deliveries Continue 6 August 2020
    President of Defence Industries Prof. Dr. ismail Demir announced on his official Twitter account that the delivery of tactical wheeled armoured vehicles to the Turkish Armed Forces is continuing. " Finally, we have delivered new ones of our Tactical Wheeled Armoured Vehicles to the Turkish Armed Forces." Prof. Dr. Demir shared. As part of the Tactical Wheeled Armoured Vehicles Project, Vuran, developed by BMC, can carry nine personnel. The platform, whi...
  • First 'Hybrid' Meeting in Defence and Aviation
    First 'Hybrid' Meeting in Defence and Aviation 19 June 2020
    The "Industrial Cooperation Days in Defence and Aviation" organized for the fifth time this year will be held through virtual and face-to-face meetings due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The ICDDA event organized by the OSTİM Defence and Aviation Cluster (OSSA) every two years to meet the right people in the Defence, aviation and space sectors, will open its doors in Ankara on October 13-15. The event will have a hybrid structure, as both virtual and face-to-face bilateral busi...
  • Tank Transport Export to NATO Country
    Tank Transport Export to NATO Country 7 May 2020
    Turkish defence industry continues its export success despite COVID-19 conditions. BMC, one of the domestic armoured land vehicle manufacturers, exported 8x8 Tank Transport Vehicles to a NATO country. According to the news of Anadolu Agency, North Macedonia, which was accepted in the alliance in the past months, became the first foreign customer of the vehicle. The combat weight of the platform, which is capable of serving main battle tanks, especially Altay, is 120 t...
  • Domestic Armoured Vehicle to Turkish Armed Forces
    Domestic Armoured Vehicle to Turkish Armed Forces 20 March 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...
  • BMC’s MPAV goes to Tunisia
    BMC’s MPAV goes to Tunisia 4 January 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.
  • Current Situation Analysis from SSB
    Current Situation Analysis from SSB 30 November 2019
    The report titled International Cooperation and Export in Defence and Aviation Industry dated October 2019 was shared at the Conference held in Antalya. The study aims to create a sectoral situation analysis in order to prepare the ground for strategy development in line with the 2023 export targets. The study was created with the information provided by 27 companies that realized 95 per cent of the sector's exports according to the data of the Defence and Aerospace In...
  • New Pickup from BMC
    New Pickup from BMC 17 September 2019
    BMC, an Izmir-based company, introduced its new armoured pickup vehicle at Teknofest. Produced to meet the need for internal security, the six-ton vehicle is powered by a 3800-cc diesel engine. The vehicle is manufactured armoured. BMC is preparing for mass production of the vehicle.
  • BMC entered the Top 100
    BMC entered the Top 100 24 July 2019
    BMC, the Izmir-based vehicle manufacturer, ranked fifth in the Defence News Top 100 list as the fifth Turkish company. Defence News magazine's revision of the previous year's defence turnover was revised for BMC. When Defence News was published for the first time yesterday, it was stated that BMC's data were not listed in error; “Due to editorial oversight, BMC was not included in the original Top 100 ranking released July 22, despite submitting the company’s...
  • Fair News Issue 74 3 June 2019
    Navantia’s Expectations Are High MBDA Means Missile Leonardo, From All Directions Airbus Have Many Options Altay Move from STE Skif Will See Through DÖRTGÖZ BMC’s Strategic Cooperation for Altay Sharp Eye for Low Altitude Otokar Products Transform ASELSAN Flies High Roketsan Catches the Trend TAI Aims for Higher Altitudes New Thrills at FNSS STM ...
  • Significant Work Share for ASELSAN in ALTAY
    Significant Work Share for ASELSAN in ALTAY 1 May 2019
    The total cost of the ASELSAN deliveries within the scope of the Serial Production Project of ALTAY Main Battle Tank was EUR 840,986,250. In the light of experience obtained from the ALTAY Project, ASELSAN became the only company capable of integrating all of its mission equipment and software for the main battle tanks on domestic and national platforms. The contract was signed at IDEF for ASELSAN to provide systems for ALTAY Tanks. The ceremony where BMC met with other subcont...
  • Strategical Cooperation for Altay
    Strategical Cooperation for Altay 1 May 2019
    A cooperation agreement was signed at IDEF’19 for national main battle tank Altay. Prominent Turkish companies joined forces for Altay under the agreement. An important milestone for the serial production of the Altay tank; BMC, ASELSAN, Roketsan, MKEK and Havelsan were commissioned as main subcontractors. ASELSAN will produce fire control system, active protection system, and other electronic subsystems; Roketsan, armour system; MKEK, main gun system and Havelsan will be resp...
  • IDEF Opens its Doors 30 April 2019
    Turkey's biggest defence expo IDEF begins today. More than 800 company and institution attend to the expo. First day is preserved for opening ceremony and delegation visits. TUSAS’ AKSUNGUR UAV,  FNSS’ ZAHA, MKEK’s 120 mm automatic loading mortar, OTOKAR’s Akrep II, BMC’s Altay MBT, Roketsan’s Atmaca Missile are among exhibited products. ASELSAN will present GÖKDENİZ Project today.
  • IDEF Special 2019 /From the companies 26 April 2019
    ASELSAN: Moving Forward for Globalisation BMC Aims to be Export Pioneer GİRSAN’s Goal: Introduction and Improvement İŞBİR, the Most Indigenous Generator Katmerciler Seeks Visibility Abroad Nurol Makina Set Eyes on Exports Exporter Meteksan Passed the Test Menatek: Surprise-loving Designer ONUR Mühendislik, Assertive in the Fair SSTEK: An Opportunity Fair, IDEF TUSAŞ’s Giant Sur...
  • Major Milestone at US Homeland Missile Defence System
    Major Milestone at US Homeland Missile Defence System 27 March 2019
    The U.S. Missile Defence Agency, announced that it had conducted a successful test against an Intercontinental Ballistic Missile (ICBM) class target. This test was the first salvo engagement of a threat-representative ICBM target by two Ground Based Interceptors (GBI), which were designated GBI-Lead, and GBI-Trail for the test. The GBI-Lead destroyed the re-entry vehicle, as it was designed to do. The GBI-Trail then looked at the resulting debris and remaining objects, and, not finding any ot...
  • Sector News Issue 70 7 February 2019
    Mistral Blows by the Sea Rio’s Airspace Entrusted to SAAB Spain Relieved with Resources Printed Parts for Nuclear Ship HAVELSAN Features 8x8 Simulator İŞBİR’s First Step to Investment BMC Launches “Next 50 Years” Flag Race at Meteksan Sefine’s Business Partnership Model for DİMDEG Internal Appointment at STM 43rd ATAK in the Inventory ASELSAN Back to its ...
  • Ground breaking Ceremony for Tank Factory
    Ground breaking Ceremony for Tank Factory 13 January 2019
    BMC company that will produce Altay Main Battle Tanks for Turkish Army has set ground breaking ceremony in Sakarya, Karasu district. President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan said “Turkish defence firms export armoured vehicles, air defence systems, rocket systems, simulators, coastal security vessels, communication control systems and various software across the world.” Moreover, as a result of accelerating efforts, the defence industry's exports recorded a 17 percent rise com...
  • Issue 68 Sector News
    Issue 68 Sector News 8 December 2018
    Ukraine’s 120mm Mortar Test Tilt-Rotor UAV by Academy Rheinmetall Commenced Deliveries Korea’s $557m Order Belgium Said “SkyGuardian” Atmaca Time in the Sea ASELSAN’s Albatross in Çanakkale STM in “Deep Quest” BMC Gets Altay TRMotor has Project  
  • Calm as a Breeze: High Tech Port
    Calm as a Breeze: High Tech Port 8 December 2018
    Bringing together enthusiasts of defence and aerospace, the Fourth High Tech Port by MÜSİAD was organised against the background of MÜSİAD EXPO in Istanbul. Organised under the theme of "National Breakthrough", the High Tech Port by MÜSİAD brought together technology producers in land, naval and air systems with delegations from various countries. Throughout the Exhibition, 48 stands displaying products by small- and large-scale manufacturers in Turkish defe...
  • Altay MBT Will Have Three Variants
    Altay MBT Will Have Three Variants 28 November 2018
    Officials from Turkey's Presidency of Defence Industries (SSB) have revealed details of the three variants to be produced for the Altay main battle tanks (MBTs) programme by local company BMC British Magazine Jane’s learnt that the total contract, which was announced as signed on 9 November, is for 251 units of the Altay MBT in three variants. Of this number, 40 will be the T1 variant, which is similar to the four prototype models that have completed testing, and is schedu...
  • BMC to Produce Turkey's Altay MBT
    BMC to Produce Turkey's Altay MBT 9 November 2018
    The serial production of Turkey’s Main Battle Tank (MBT), the Altay, has been awarded to BMC, one of Turkey's largest commercial vehicle manufacturers. The announcement was made on 9 November by the Turkish Presidency of Defence Industries (Savunma Sanayii Başkanlığı / SSB). Under the new contract,  250 Altay tanks will be produced, with the first tank to be delivered to Turkish Land Forces within 18 months once serial production line is completed. The Altay...
  • Altay will Have Two Versions
    Altay will Have Two Versions 5 November 2018
    The fourth of the Land Systems Seminars is held in Ankara. Speaking at the opening of Seminar, Head of Land Systems Vehicles Department Ahmet Raci Yalçın from Presidency of Defence Industry said, first batch of Altay Main Battle Tank serial production is called “T1” . He indicated that there well be another version which will be named “T2” He indicated that T2s will have more advanced features. Noting that the mass production talks with BMC are about to be compl...
  • TEKNOFEST Opens Its Doors For Visitors 20 September 2018
    Organizers of TEKNOFEST are Turkey's Technical Team Foundation (T3) and Istanbul City municipality. The festival will be held at Istanbul's third airport. The festival is planned to hold some technological presentations and competitions. The races will be held in 12 categories in partnership with Turkish companies Aselsan, Baykar, BMC, IGA, ISBAK, Roketsan, TUSAS and TUBITAK. Technological products such as unmanned aerial vehicles, unmanned aerial vehicles, which h...
  • News from Expo issue 63
    News from Expo issue 63 9 July 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...
  • Altay power pack is signed
    Altay power pack is signed 15 June 2018
      Altay Main Battle tank power group aggremeent is signed between Undersecretariat for Defence Industries (Savunma Sanayii Müsteşarlığı /SSM) and BMC Otomotiv Sanayi ve Ticaret A.Ş..BMC will design 1500 horsepower diesel engine, transmission, cooling packet and sub systems. BMC will also manage test center where test and qualification works will be carried out. All IP rights will belong to SSM.
  • BMC presents its armored land vehicles at Eurosatory Expo.
    BMC presents its armored land vehicles at Eurosatory Expo. 11 June 2018
    BMC Exhibits four new totally six land vehicles at Eurosatory. The company has 700-meter square wide stand for this purpose. BMC, primarily presents mine resistant and multipurpose armoured vehicles Kirpi, Amazon and Vuran and special design armoured truck. BMC presents vehicles equipped with ASELSAN’s remote-controlled weapon system SARP. BMC also demonstrates VURAN with its ALKAR 120 mm automatic mortar, produced for Turkish Gendarmerie.
  • 2017 Turkey's Top 500 Industrial Enterprises List Announced
    2017 Turkey's Top 500 Industrial Enterprises List Announced 30 May 2018
    The results of the giant research, which includes the biggest 500 industrial companies organized every year by the Istanbul Chamber of Industry, are released. The study, which was first publicly announced as "100 Big Companies" in 1968, was expanded to 300 organizations in 1978 and to 500 organizations in 1981. As a result of the study, ASELSAN from the defence industry companies stayed the 20th place in 2016. The Turkish Aerospace Industries (TAI), which rises from the 29th place t...
  • Turkey Will Be The Largest Participant of KADEX 2018
    Turkey Will Be The Largest Participant of KADEX 2018 18 May 2018
    The largest participation to the KADEX - International Arms Systems and Military Equipment Fair, which will be held in Kazakhstan's capital city Astana, will be the Turkish defence industry with 22 institutions and organizations exhibiting. The KADEX (International Arms and Military Equipment Fair), which will be held this year with the support of the Republic of Kazakhstan's Ministry of Defence and Aerospace Industry and the Ministry of Defence, will take place in Kaza...
  • Altay Contract Is Close
    Altay Contract Is Close 18 May 2018
    Turkish Undersecretary for Defence Industries, Prof. Ismail Demir, said as the negotiations continue with BMC, they were close to signing a contract regarding the serial production of Altay tank project during his speech at the Turkish Union of Chambers and Commodity Exchanges Defence Industry and Sector Council. Demir said that more than a thousand Kirpi as well as more than 300 Cobra and Ejder Yalcin entered the inventory while the ongoing projects of the guiding ki...
  • Remote-controlled AMAZON in Efes'18
    Remote-controlled AMAZON in Efes'18 8 May 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...
  • Defence Day in YTU
    Defence Day in YTU 3 May 2018
    The Defence Industry Days, held at Yıldız Technical University, started on May 2. Turkey's Mechanical and Chemical Industry Corps' (MKEK) MPT-55 and MPT-76 rifles exhibited on the first day of the event in the context of the Land Systems Panel with the participation of MKEK, BMC and ASELSAN. On the second day of the event, HB Strategy co-founder Haluk Bulucu and ASELSAN gave presentations. Today's panels are as follows; UAV Technologies, National Combat Aircraft, In...
  • Major Decision on Altay MBT
    Major Decision on Altay MBT 24 April 2018
    Turkish Undersecretariat for Defense Industries (SSM) made a decision on serial production of Altay. SSM decided to start contract negotiations with BMC on the serial production of national main battle tank Altay and power group development.  OTOKAR, BMC and FNSS companies submitted their offers on 16 November 2017 to the new tender consisting of 250 units.
  • DIMDEX Fair News
    DIMDEX Fair News 7 April 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
  • SSIK Convenes
    SSIK Convenes 27 March 2018
    The Defence Industry Executive Committee (SSİK) is expected to convene on 29 March 2018 under the chairmanship of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. According to the information obtained by C4Defence, serial production tender for the Altay Main Battle Tank is at the top of on the agenda, but it is not yet clear whether a decision on this item will be taken. The latest developments on the Altay Tank were discussed in SSİK dated 31 January as well, which was gathered for the first time u...
  • Turkey Signed Export Contracts at DIMDEX
    Turkey Signed Export Contracts at DIMDEX 13 March 2018
    On the 2nd day of the DIMDEX 2018 fair, significant agreements were signed between Turkish firms and the State of Qatar. At the International Maritime Defense Exhibition and Conference (DIMDEX 2018) held in Doha, Turkey has signed new export contracts. Under a contract, BMC will produce 50 Kirpi MRAP and 35 Amazon armored vehicles for the needs of the Qatari army. After two years of negotiations, a final agreement was signed between ADIK Shipyard and Qatari Navy for the supply of two tra...
  • Offers Submitted on Altay
    Offers Submitted on Altay 9 March 2018
    Participating companies for the serial production tender of Altay Main Battle Tank will submit their second Best And Final Offers (BAFO) today.  Undersecretariat for Defence Industries (SSM) requested the BAFOs to be submitted on 8 February 2018 however decided to request a second BAFO on 5 March 2018 due to pricing issues. In the process, it was foreseen that SSM would implement separate price negotiations with companies determined to be obligatory subcontractors in the R...
  • Offers on Altay to be Submitted on Friday
    Offers on Altay to be Submitted on Friday 7 March 2018
    The deadline for the second "Best And Final Offer" (BAFO) for serial production of ALTAY Main Battle Tank was extended. C4Defence previously reported that the Undersecretariat for Defence Industries (SSM) called for new offers and the contenders who submit BAFOs on 8 February were required to submit a renewed BAFO again on March 5, 2018. During this process, it was envisaged that SSM would implement a separate price negotiation with companies determined to be man...
  • Turkmenistan Acquires Turkish Armoured Vehicles
    Turkmenistan Acquires Turkish Armoured Vehicles 6 March 2018
    Turkmenistan has acquired two new types of armoured vehicles from Turkey.  A video was released on the internet on 26 February of a recent visit by President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov to a new border post near Serhetabat, which is close to the border with Afghanistan. The video revealed Turkmenistan's procurement of the Amazon 4x4 and Vuran 4x4 armoured vehicles, produced by Turkish firm BMC. The vehicles were equipped with ASELSAN Sarp Dual Remote Controlled Weapon Station...