The Turkish-made Kirpi MRAP Mine-Resistant Ambush Protected vehicle is now combat proven 0705157

 
 
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IDEF 2015
International Defence Industry Fair

05 - 08 May 2015
Istanbul , Turkey
 
BMC Kirpi MRAP vehicle at IDEF 2015
 
 
The Turkish-made Kirpi MRAP Mine-Resistant Ambush Protected vehicle is now combat proven.
The Turkish-made Kirpi MRAP (Mine-Resistant Ambush Protected) vehicle designed, produced and manufactured by the Turkish Defense Company BMC is now combat proven after its use by Turkish Armed Forces and a North African Country’s Armed Forces against terrorism.
     
The Turkish-made Kirpi MRAP (Mine-Resistant Ambush Protected) vehicle designed, produced and manufactured by the Turkish Defense Company BMC is now combat proven after its use by Turkish Armed Forces and a North African Country’s Armed Forces against terrorism. BMC Kirpi MRAP Mine-Resistant Ambush Protected vehicle at IDEF 2015, International Defence Industry Fair in Istanbul, Turkey.
     
BMC Kirpi save lives of Turkish soldiers after one of the vehicle was attacked and has showed his resistance against explosion of IED (Improvised Explosive Device).
 

The Kirpi MRAP has been offered on the export market for several years and the first foreign customer was Tunisia, which has taken delivery of about 40 vehicles. The Kirpi MRAP features an all-welded steel armoured monocoque hull with a V-shaped lower half that provides a high level of protection against mines and improvised explosive devices (IEDs), small arms fire and shell splinters.

The hull of the Kirpi is made in steel armor, which give a protection up to Stanag 4569 Level 3. The bottom part is protected against grenades and land mines up to Stanag 4569 Level 3b. The Kirpi is a vehicle from the MRAP (Mine Protected Armoured vehicle) category. The Kirpi uses a V-shape chassis to increase vehicle and crew survivability by deflecting an upward directed blast from a landmine (or Improvised Explosive Device) away from the vehicle, while also presenting a sloped armour face. The Kirpi provides also powerful ballistic and blast protection.

The Kirpi of Turkish army is equipped with one small open roof cupola with foldable protective walls armed with a 7.62 mm machine gun. The vehicle can be also fitted with remote controlled weapons system.
 

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