The news article that is in the first section of DSEI 2019 Special Dossier published in the 75th issue of MSI Turkish Defence Review is here:
Nurol Makina introduced its EJDER YALÇIN 4×4 and NMS 4X4 tactical wheeled vehicles equipped for different missions at the exhibition. EJDER YALÇIN was displayed with an RS400 Mk2 turret equipped with a 30×113 mm M230 LF autocannon, manufactured by the remote controlled weapon system supplier EOS.
Having two axis stabilisation, the weapon weighs approximately 400 kilograms, including 75 ammunition and armour protection. Although the weapon system is relatively light considering its fire power, the 30×113 mm ammunition constitutes a significant load, as each round weighs almost 350 grams. EJDER YALÇIN, in turn, is a vehicle with 4-ton payload carrying capacity in addition to its own weight of 14 tons. This means that the vehicle can carry more ammunition for long-term combat missions. According to EOS, the turret can place fire precisely up to 2 km while on the move thanks to its fire control system and special algorithm.
Dr. Anıl Karel, Deputy General Manager at Nurol Makina, commenting on this new configuration, said: “Firstly, I would like to note that this weapon system has the highest firepower ever mounted on a 4×4 vehicle manufactured by the Turkish defence sector, which was made possible by this solution. At this point, the weapon has been successfully integrated into the vehicle in part due to EJDER YALÇIN’s design, which permits stable and vibration-free driving, but also due to the capabilities of the weapon system.”
Dr. Karel went on to speak about the motivation behind the new configuration: “Although we are a manufacturer of armoured vehicles, we need to take into account all of the needs of our users, and to develop complete solutions that meet these needs. Recently, the nature of threats has changed significantly compared to the past, particularly on such fronts as Syria, where our security forces are engaged in intense fighting. Terrorists who were once using only light weapons and short-range shoulder-fired RPGs now have access to armoured vehicles and anti-tank guided missiles (ATGMs), which allows them to engage their targets from a safe distance. Equipped with a 30-mm main armament, EJDER YALÇIN is a product of this situation. Currently in the qualification phase, the vehicle has captured significant attention, particularly from British Army personnel, who frequently visited our stand to examine our vehicle in detail.”
NMS 4×4 Poised to Join NATO Inventory
NMS 4×4 was on display mounted with a SARP ZAFER remote-controlled weapon system produced by ASELSAN. Nurol Makina has recently concluded an agreement with an unnamed NATO member country other than Turkey for the supply of both EJDER YALÇIN and NMS 4×4. On the other hand the EJDER YALÇIN and NMS 4×4 armoured combat vehicles were on display in a camouflage livery at the “National Defence Day” activities organized by the Hungarian Defence Forces on 17–19 May at Budaörs Airport, during which the Hungarian Defence Forces showcased the platforms in their inventory as well those under the procurement process. The vehicles were displayed with the national flag of Hungary and symbols of the Hungarian Defence Forces.
Nurol Makina is currently engaged in negotiations with some of the leading payload manufacturers around the world, and should these negotiations be successful, vehicles sold to any user will be able to be integrated with these payloads, with the company acting as Nurol Makina’s subcontractor.