Turkish BMC Vuran & Amazon armoured now in service with Turkmenistan


According a video published on February 26, 2018 to the YouTube account of the "Chronicles of Turkmenistan", Turkish Company BMC has delivered 4x4 armoured vehicle Amazon and Vuran to the Turkeminstan armed forces. The video was recorded during a visit of the Turkmenistan President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov to a new border post near Serhetabat, which is close to the border with Afghanistan.


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The BMC Amazon 4x4 armoured vehicle used by Turkmenistan armed forces (Picture source Print Screen YouTube account Chronicles of Turkmenistan)


The video footage has shown the Amazon 4x4 and Vuran 4x4 armored vehicles, produced by Turkish firm BMC. There is no official information about the number of vehicles purchased by the Turkmenistan. Recently, during the Independence Day parade held in the capital in December 2017, Turkmenistan has displayed several recently acquired foreign-made ground vehicles for its army and special forces.

The BMC Amazon 4x4 multi-purpose armoured vehicle was presented for the first time to the public during the Defense Exhibition Eurosatory in June 2016. It's new generation of 4x4 combat vehicle offering high level of protection against mine and IEDs threats.

The design of the BMC Amazon is standard with the engine at the front, the crew in the middle and the troops compartment at the rear. The vehicle can carry a total of 7 military personnel including driver and commander.

The BMC Amazon has a monocoque structure with integrated v-shaped armoured hull that protects people against mine blast by deflecting an upward directed blast away from the vehicle. The vehicle is also protected against side blasts from improvised and roadside explosive device (IED) and shell splinters.


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The BMC Vuran 4x4 armoured vehicle used by Turkmenistan armed forces (Picture source Print Screen YouTube account Chronicles of Turkmenistan)


The Vuran is 4x4 multipurpose armoured vehicle design and manufactured by the Turkish Commpany BMC which was unveiled for the first time in February 2017 at IDEX, the defense exhibition in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.

The basic layout of the Vuran is similar to the BMC Amazon with the engine at the front, the crew in the middle and the troops compartment at the rear. The vehicle can carry a total of nine military personnel.

Thanks to its monocoque type armored cabin and glasses, shock absorbing seats, V-shaped underbelly, gun ports and emergency exit hatch; Vuran 4X4 is part of a family including the Multi-Purpose Armored Vehicles. It provides mine and ballistic protection for its passengers. Front rear view camera, automatic fire extinguishing system, remote controlled weapon station, run-flat tyre inserts and A/C with heating and cooling functions are the outstanding features of Vuran 4x4.


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The BMC Amazon 4x4 armoured vehicle at IDEF 2017 defense exhibition in Turkey (Picture source Army Recognition)


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The BMC Vuran 4x4 armoured vehicle at IDEF 2017 defense exhibition in Turkey (Picture source Army Recognition)


 

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