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Azerbaijan's Ministry of Defence Industry unveils Tufan MRAP APC project 22909162.

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2nd Azerbaijan International Defence Exhibition
27 - 30 September 2016
Baku, Azerbaijan
Azerbaijan's Ministry of Defence Industry unveils Tufan MRAP APC project
Among many new defense projects showcased at ADEX 2016, the Ministry of Defense Industry of Azerbaijan (MODIAR) is presenting a new type of 4x4 MRAP armoured personnel carrier dubbed “Tufan”. According to the MODIAR, the first prototype could be rolled out before year end.
IMG 6365A mock up of the future Tufan MRAP armoured personnel carrier unveiled by the Azerbaijan MoD
Being still in development, the MODIAR only released a few details about this vehicle.

The Tufan will be a new 4x4 mine-resistant ambush protected vehicle which is to feature STANAG 3/3A level of armor. It will be declined in four variants: medical evacuation, air defense/ anti-armor, anti-riot and armoured personnel carrier.

Tufan is to weight 14.7 tons and will have a payload capacity of 2.3 tons. It will incorporate a V-hull into a monocoque chassis, offering a mine protection level of up to STANAG 3A. Its 360 hp turbocharged diesel engine will allow a maximum road speed of 85 km/h.

Close protection of the Tufan will be provided by a stabilized remote controlled weapon station armed with one 12.7 mm NVS machine gun and up to 10 smoke grenade launchers. The vehicle will also feature a hydraulic rear door, 360° cameras, and an emergency hatch on the roof.




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