Nurol Machiner’s deputy general manager of marketing, Tanju Torun, have a demonstration for the firm’s new six wheeled armored personnel carrier, named “Ejder” (Dragon). Vehicle mounted water cannons are typically used for crowd control.
We are already exporting the vehicles to 10 countries. Ejder, a domestically designed armored vehicle on wheels that is resistant to tank mines and Improvised Explosive Device, or IEDs, will participate in the bid for the Undersecretariat for Defense Industries, or SSM’s, Special Purpose Tactical Wheeled Armored Vehicles Procurement Project, on April 24. Ejder fully meets NATO standards for armor and I can say that its price is approximately half of its foreign equivalents. I expect that it will enter the Turkish military’s inventory. Ejder has amphibious capability and can operate in temperatures ranging from – 32 to 55 degrees Celsius. Curiously enough, we sold Ejder abroad before it came to use in Turkey adding that over 50 Ejder vehicles were already sold. Talks for export continue with many countries. It has not been combat tested yet, but it is very resistant to mines and enables the crew to resume its mission after a hit. Its maximum speed reaches 110 kilometers per hour, a considerably good performance for an 18-ton vehicle. We also managed to reduce the noise the personnel are exposed to down to 80 decibels in park and to 89 decibels at full speed. Nurol Machinery and Industry Inc., has been in the defense industry since the early 1990s.