BMC from Turkey delivers new batch of Vuran 4x4 armored to Turkish army
According to a Tweet published by the Turkish Defense Industries Presidency Chairman Ismail Demir on August 6, 2020, the Turkish Company BMC has delivered a new 4x4 armored vehicles called Vuran to the Turkish armed forces. The Vuran is 4x4 combat vehicle in the category of MRAP (Mine-Resistant Ambush Protected) developed and designed by the Company BMC.
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BMC Vuran 4x4 armored vehicle at IDEF defense exhibition in Turkey, May 2017. (Picture source Army Recognition)
In July 2019, we have announced that the first batch of Vuran 4x4 armored vehicles was delivered to the Turkish army. A total of 20 VURANs has been delivered to the Turkish army, the vehicle will be used to perform patrol missions, and to secure convoys along the border. These new vehicles will strengthen the operational capabilities of the security forces.
The Vuran 4x4 armored vehicle was unveiled in May 2015 during IDEF, a defense exhibition that was held in Turkey. The Vuran is based on a monocoque-type design with a body shell built up from armour plates, rather than attaching them to a frame. The V-shaped hull is of all-welded steel armor construction that provides the occupants with protection against 5.56 × 45 mm small arms fire, although also available is protection against 7.62 × 51 mm armor-piercing small arms fire.
The layout of the vehicle is divided in three main parts with the engine at the front, the crew in the middle including driver and commander and the troop's compartment at the rear which can accommodate 7 military personnel. The roof of the vehicle can be fitted with a remotely operated weapon station armed with a machine gun up to 12.7mm caliber.
Turkish Company BMC was established in 1964 and is now one of the global leaders for the manufacturing of wheeled combat vehicles. the company offers special solutions for automotive and defense industries with its 250.000 m2 modern facilities in İzmir Pınarbaşı, wide product range, qualified workforce, and high production capacity.