Nurol Makina unveils its new Ejder 4x4 armoured combat vehicle at IDEF 2013
Teams that can make good use of the area in which they are positioned (rural or residential) in small groups and rapidly penetrate into an area being threatened by element employing hit-and-run tactics have become more and more important.
ACCORDINGLY, a need has arisen for a Wheeled Armoured Vehicle that can function under all kinds of field and weather conditions, that is safe, that can operated safely at speed and that has a low risk of breakdown, allowing the crew to feel safe.
Founded in 1976, and entering into the defence sector in 1992, Nurol Makina ve Sanayi AŞ (NMS) currently produces 4x4, 6x6 and 8x8 Wheeled Armoured Vehicles and sub-systems, additional armour sets and vehicle gun turrets. The first 6x6 Wheeled Armoured Vehicle was manufactured and delivered to the Turkish Armed Forced (TAF) by NMS, which was also the first to export 6x6 Wheeled Armoured Vehicles from Turkey. At IDEF '13, NMS is introducing to Turkey and the world its Ejder 4x4 and Ejder RCV, the newest members of the Ejder Wheeled Armoured Vehicle family, featuring a unique design and domestic manufacturing financed from within the company. The Ejder 6x6 Wheeled Armoured Vehicle, the first member of the family, was exported (72 pcs.) within the scope of a con-tract signed with the Georgian Ministry of Internal Affairs on 3 February, 2009.
Meeting the operational requirements of military units and security forces in both rural and residential areas, the Ejder 4x4 is designed as a modular and versatile armoured combat vehicle that is dynamic and agile over all kinds of terrain and in all environ-mental conditions. It offers high ballistic and mine protection, and is easy to maintain and sustain.The Ejder 4x4 has a useful load carrying capacity of 4 tons and can be integrated with different systems. It has the highest internal volume in its class and a number of superior features that make it an ideal platform for reconnaissance, command & control, internal security or medical missions.
The Ejder 4x4 is 6 m in length, 2.3 m high and 2.45 m wide. İts combat train varies between 12 t and 14 t depending on the configuration. The vehicle has a personnel capacity of nine - two in the front cabin and seven in the rear. In the gun turret configuration the Ejder 4x4 can be equipped with a 7.62 mm machine gun, a 12.7 mm antiaircraft gun, a 25 mm cannon or a 40 mm automatic grenade launcher, depending on the requirements of user. Powered by a 300 hp Cummins diesel engine, it can reach speeds of 40 km/h speed from standing in 6 seconds, and drive at a speed of 110 km/h on asphalt. It has a power to weight ratio of 25 hp/t, and a turning circle of 7.5 m. On rough terrain it can climb inclines of 70 percent and traverse 40 percent side slopes. The vehicle has an integral mono-block body, designed according to a system-level protection concept instead of local protection. The vehicle offers superior ballistic protection against kinetic energy impacts, and superior mine protection against hand-made explosives.
The Ejder 4x4 can clear obstacles of 50 cm, can traverse ditches 1.1 m wide and can fording 70 cm deep water.
The Ejder 4x4 offers the following benefits:
The Ejder Riot Control Vehicle (RCV) is a fully independent suspension vehicle with 4x4 mobility that has been developed to meet a need of the Security Forces for a vehicle that is capable of rapid and effective deployment. Designed by Nurol Makina, the unique Ejder RCV can function in both residential and rural areas thanks to its superior road and land performance. It is powered by a 6-cylinder, 4-cycle water-cooled diesel engine that can propel the vehicle to a maximum speed of 90 km/h. It has an internal 300 l capacity fuel tank, giving it a range of 750 km.