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Turkish armored vehicle 'Dragon' en route to Africa

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    http://aa.com.tr/en/africa/turkish-armored-vehicle-dragon-en-route-to-africa/771507
    Ejder Yalcin 4x4 is a 'dynamic, agile, modular, versatile, easy care and low maintenance combat vehicle'


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    Turkey will send the first fleet of the Ejder Yalcin 4x4 tactical armored vehicles -- called "Dragon" in English -- to a North African nation, project developer Nurol Makina said on Tuesday.

    The export agreement was signed with the ministry of defense of the African country after the successful completion of the vehicle's desert testing in past months, the company said.

    As per the agreement's privacy clause, the name of the country will not be disclosed.

    The armored vehicles boast a comprehensive integrated logistics support package, the company added.

    The Ejder Yalcin 4x4 has a unique design, with the highest level of protection in its class allowing the vehicle to negotiate all kinds of terrain including off-road, Nurol Makina explained.

    According to the website, the vehicle has a crew capacity of 11 and can reach maximum speeds of 110 kph (about 68 mph).

    The vehicle is a "dynamic, agile, modular, versatile, easy care and low maintenance combat vehicle", said the company on its website.

    An independent international accreditation agency carried out explosion and durability tests and certified the protection features of the Ejder Yalcin 4x4 -- the first time such an international certification has been given in Turkey.

    Various weapon systems and a high payload capacity can easily be integrated to the Ejder Yalcin 4x4, the company said.

    Optional weapon systems include a 7.62 mm machine gun, a 12.7 mm machine gun, a 25 mm antiaircraft gun or a 40 mm automatic grenade launcher, which can be added to the vehicle, according to information published on the website.

    It can boast various configurations such as armored combat, command control, ambulance, armored personnel carrier, border surveillance and security, air defense and mine/handmade explosive detection and destruction vehicles.

    "The Ejder Yalcin is a proven vehicle in the country and will now take on important missions abroad," the company general director Engin Akyol said. "It is important for us to maintain this success and export our vehicles to other markets."

    *Reporting by Goksel Yildirim; Writing by Zeynep Beyza Kilic
     
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    Its Tunisia if im correct.

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    Anyways, Tunisia has a promising future we should support it in its new era as much as possible.
     
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    It's Tunisia, yes with around 70pcs.
    First country export of Ejder, same goes for the Kirpi, we were the first export country too.

    Others will come, for more Ejder order and even in other fields, like AFV (Arma and such) and maybe for incoming Hurkus-C & T-129 & UAV (anka ) , in the coming years.

    Today Cobra I & II are in trials too...
     
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    ejderyalcin.com
    Turkish company Nurol Makina has won its first export contract for its Ejder Yalcin 4×4 armored combat vehicles.

    According to company, the first export contract involves a “North African country.” The company did not name the client country for secrecy clauses in the contract.

    EJDER YALÇIN is an 4×4 armored combat vehicle that has high protection and mobility, is developed to meet the operational requirements of military units and security forces in every region including rural and urban areas.

    EJDER YALÇIN 4×4 has proven itself in the operational areas and it offers special solutions to the different operational requirements of users with customizations such as; Border Surveillance and Security Vehicle, Air Defence Vehicle, Reconnaissance Vehicle, Command and Control Vehicle, Mine/IED Detection-Clearence Vehicle, Combat Vehicle, Personnel Carrier, CBRN Surveillance Vehicle, Tactical Missile Carriage/Launch System and Armored Ambulance.

    Nurol Makina, a four-wheel drive tactical armored vehicles specialist, has sold more than 250 units of the Ejder Yalcin. Total orders have exceeded 500 units.

    http://defence-blog.com/army/nurol-...its-ejder-yalcin-armored-combat-vehicles.html
     
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