The news article that is in the third section of IDEF’19 Special Dossier published in the 72th issue of MSI Turkish Defence Review is now available on our website:
MPG A.Ş. showcased its M4K 8×8 Multi-Purpose Armoured Recovery Vehicle for the first time at IDEF’19. The vehicle has been developed in less than 18 months as part of the Partially Mine-Protected Recovery Vehicle Project initiated by the Presidency of Defence Industries (SSB), under which 29 vehicles will be delivered to the Turkish Armed Forces (TAF). The vehicle’s cab offers protection against ballistic threats, mines and improvised explosive devices (IEDs), and the vehicle is capable of lifting a 25-ton load from a distance of seven meters.
With specifications and capabilities ensuring superior mine and ballistic protection, the vehicle features passive armour protection as well as fire extinguishing and explosion suppression systems, CBRN protection systems, an RF jammer system and a SARP remote-controlled weapon system. The recovery vehicle can accommodate a crew of four and is capable of recovering malfunctioning or damaged armoured vehicles, even in high-threat situations.
The recovery equipment that allows the vehicle to carry out its main task has been developed by MPG, whereas the chassis of the vehicle bears the signature of Anadolu Defence. With its 8X8 independent suspension, the vehicle also offers superior terrain capabilities, being able to traverse side slopes of up to 25 percent and to climb slopes of up to 60 percent.