|Manufacturer:||S.C Uzina Automecanica Moreni S.A.|
|Product type:||Armoured Vehicles|
|Name:||Wheeled armoured personnel carrier|
The RN-94 6x6 armoured personnel carrier (APC) was developed in the mid-1990s as a private venture between the Turkish Nurol Machinery and Industry Company and Romarm of Romania.
The first prototype was completed in 1995 and the Turkish Land Forces Command subsequently purchased a batch of five pre-production vehicles for extensive trials. So far no firm orders have been placed for the RN-94.
To reduce overall life-cycle costs, standard and proven subsystems have been used in the design of the RN-94, including the diesel engine and automatic transmission.
The baseline RN-94 is fully amphibious: two water jets that are located one either side of the hull at the back propel the vehicle through water at a speed of 8km/h.
Fortriailing, the RN-94 has been fitted with a number of weapon stations, including the French Giat Industries Dragar turret, which has already been manufactured under licence in Turkey for the FNSS Turkish infantry fighting vehicle. This is fitted with a stabilised Giat Industries 25mm M811 dual-feed cannon and a 7.62mm coaxial machine gun.
Other weapon fits are marketed, including a one-person turret armed with a 12.7mm and 7.62mm machine gun as well as various remote-controlled weapons armed with similar systems.
Standard equipment includes powered steering on the front four wheels, central tyre-pressure regulation system, night-vision devices, firing ports and associated vision devices.
Some prototypes of a number of RN-94 specialised variants have also been built. These include a 120mm self-propelled mortar carrier and a battlefield surveillance vehicle. The latter contains a scissors-type mast with a battlefield surveillance radar mounted on top for increased coverage.