Nurol Makina 4x4 Wheeled Tactical Armored Combat Vehicle Turkey
The Ejder Yalcin is a wheeled tactical armored combat vehicle designed and manufactured by the Turkish company Nurol Makina. The Ejder Yalçin was unveiled at IDEF 2013, a Turkish defense exhibition that took place in May 2013. The production began in 2014. The EJDER YALÇIN 4x4 Armored Combat Vehicle is a unique platform that combines high protection and mobility. It has been developed to meet the operational requirements of military units and security forces in every region including rural and urban areas. During the development of Ejder Yalcin, the user's operational & ergonomic requirements were also considered and an ideal platform was created to operate more efficiently and more securely on the modern battlefields. By its unique design and high payload capacity, the Ejder Yalcin 4x4 can be configured for various military and security applications. With its powerful diesel engine, high torque capability and fully independent suspension system, the vehicle offer superior off-road performance. In October 2017, Turkey’s private defense company Nurol Makina signed a deal for joint production of 1,000 Ejder Yalcin 4×4 wheeled tactical armored vehicles with Uzbekistan’s UzAuto company. Under the deal, 1,000 Ejder Yalcin 4×4 tactical armored vehicles — called “Dragon” in English — would be co-produced in Uzbekistan. The deal also included vehicle sales to third countries. According to video footage released on YouTube on August 10, 2019, by the national TV of Uzbekistan, "O'ZBEKISTON 24 HD", Nurol Makina has delivered 24 Ejder Yalcin 4x4 APCs (Armored Personnel Carrier) to the army of Uzbekistan. Qatar is also a customer of several batches.
Ejder Yalcin variants:
The Ejder Yalcin can be configured to be used as Border Surveillance and Security Vehicle, Air Defence Vehicle, Reconnaissance Vehicle, Command and Control Vehicle, Mine/IED Detection-Clearance Vehicle, Combat Vehicle, Personnel Carrier, CBRN Surveillance Vehicle, Tactical Missile Carriage/Launch System and Armored Ambulance.
The Ejder Yalcin 4x4 armored vehicle can be fitted with different types of remote-controlled and manually-operated weapon stations according to customers' requirements. The standard armament of Ejder Yalçin includes the ASELSAN SARP (Stabilized Advanced Remote Weapon Platform) remote-controlled weapon station (RCWS) that can be armed with 7.62 or 12.7mm machine gun and 40mm automatic grenade launcher. The SARP turret has advanced capabilities and options such as: Fire-on-the-move capability - Day and night imaging - Automatic target tracking - Laser Range Finder for accurate ballistics - Last round warning - Manuel backup. Other types of armaments can be fitted on the Ejder Yalçin such as an anti-tank missile system (Hellfire, Javelin, Kornet-E, Omtas, Shershen,...) and Very-Short Air Defense System (VSHORAD) like IGLA missile launching system.
|Design and protection|
The design of the Ejder Yalcin is conventional for a modern wheeled armored vehicle personnel carrier with the engine at the front, the crew in the middle and the troop's compartment at the rear. The vehicle can carry a total of 12 military personnel including driver and commander. The hull of the Edjder Yalcin is of all-welded steel armor construction that provides ballistic protection against the firing of small arms and shell splinters. The vehicle is based on monocoque structures with an integrated V-shaped armored hull that increases vehicle and crew survivability by deflecting an upward directed blast from a landmine or Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) away from the vehicle, while also presenting a sloped armor face. The vehicle also integrates floating floor plates offering more protection against mine blast explosion under the vehicle. The ballistic protection can be increased by the use of add-on armor. In option, the vehicle can be fitted with cage armor to offer more protection against RPGs (Rocket Propelled Grenades) threats. It has a mine protection level up to 4a 3b according to STANAG 4569 NATO standard. There is two large bulletproof windows at the front of the vehicle fitted with mesh protection. Two single doors are mounted on each side of the vehicle that opens to the front. The troop's compartment on each side has two small bulletproof windows with mesh protection and one exit door at the rear. There is an escape hatch on the roof. The Ejder Yalcin has a gross weight from 12,000 to 14,000 depending on the armor configuration with a maximum payload of 4,000 kg.
|The Ejder Yalcin wheeled armored is motorized with a Cummins Diesel engine developing 300 hp at 3,100 rpm, coupled to a fully automatic transmission with a hydrodynamic torque converter. The vehicle can reach 110 km/h with a maximum cruising range of 600 km. It can accelerate from 0km/h to 40km/h in six seconds. It features a double-wishbone and independent suspension system for all wheels. It is equipped with latitudinal and longitudinal differential locking systems as well as large diameter and wide tires. The vehicle can cross a trench of 1.1m maximum, climb a side slope of 30% and a gradient of 70 %, and a fording depth of 0.7m without preparation.|
|Standard equipment of the Ejder Yalcin includes individual mitigation seats to provide protection against mines and improvised explosive devices blast. The vehicle is also fitted with run-flat tires, engine pre-heating system and one spare wheel mounted at the rear of the hull. In option, the Ejder Yalcin can be fitted with different types of equipment including self-recovery winch, day or night-vision systems, rear ramp, and explosion suppression, and fire-fighting systems for the crew compartment.|
|One machine gun up to 12.7mm caliber or one 40mm automatic grenade launcher||Standard ballistic protection against firing of small arms and shell splinters. Mine protection 4a 3b STANAG 4569|
|Morocco, Turkey, Tunisia, Uzbekistan, Senegal||14,000 kg|
|Turkey - Nurol Makina||120 km/h|
|Individual mitigation seats, run-flat tires, spare wheel, pre-heating system. In option, self-recovery winch, day or night-vision systems, rear ramp, and explosion suppression and fire-fighting systems for the crew compartment.||700 km|
|Up to 11||Length: 5.42 m; Width: 2.48 m; Height: 2.30 m hull|
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