The news article that is in the first section of IDEF’19 Special Dossier published in the 70th issue of MSI Turkish Defence Review is now available on our website:
Nurol Makina took the opportunity at IDEF’19 to showcase the latest versions of its vehicle family, which have been selected by 10 countries around the world to date, and for which contractual negotiations are being conducted with many others.
Below is a brief summary of the Nurol Makina product family that was showcased at IDEF’19:
- EJDER YALÇIN was showcased in two separate configurations: As an armoured combat vehicle, equipped with a SARP remote-controlled weapon system, and as an armoured personnel carrier with a manual turret.
- YÖRÜK was showcased as a vehicle that is nearing the end of its qualification phase, and that will soon enter into serial production.
- ILGAZ II, which is undergoing new mission system integration works, was displayed with a manual turret.
- EJDER TOMA was presented to visitors in its standard configuration, which is shown as the reference of its class.
- EJDER KUNTER was showcased at the exhibition in a configuration that has been created based on feedback from different users.
Nurol Makina welcomed visitors to the exhibition with two separate stands, one in the indoor area and the other in the outdoor area. The indoor stand hosted two EJDER YALÇIN configurations, as well as YÖRÜK and ILGAZ II, whereas the EJDER TOMA and EJDER KUNTER were showcased at the outdoor stand.
We had the opportunity to hear more about the company’s agenda at IDEF, as well as the recent activities of the company, from Engin Aykol, General Manager of Nurol Makina. Nurol Makina’s vehicles have become the preferred solutions in many countries in different parts of the world, making a considerable impact in tenders where, as part of the decision-making process, the participating vehicles are subjected to tests and the final decision made based on the results. In such processes, the vehicles designed and manufactured by Nurol Makina compete head-to-head against the vehicles of the global leaders in the military vehicle sector, and surpass them with their performance.
Another indicator of Nurol Makina’s success is the new orders it receives from its current users. Satisfied with the performance of the vehicles and the support they receive from Nurol Makina, existing users continue to place orders for additional vehicles, independently of the options stipulated in previous contracts.
More than 1,000 vehicles, including YALÇIN, TOMA, and KUNTER from the EJDER family, as well as YÖRÜK and ILGAZ II, have been delivered to users, and works are currently underway for the delivery of another 500 vehicles.
Emphasising their success in the international market, Engin Akyol, General Manager of Nurol Makina, said: “Looking at the period between IDEF’17 and IDEF’19, we see that Nurol Makina has significantly solidified its recognition as a global brand. Over the past two years, the number of international users has increased considerably. In addition to the high performance demonstrated by the vehicles rolled out by our serial production lines, this increase in order numbers can also be attributed to the confidence felt in Nurol Makina as the sum of many factors, such as our corporate stance and the services we offer as part of our projects. It should be noted that this confidence can also be seen in the contracts we have signed for our vehicles that have yet to enter into serial production. Given our current standing, it would be fair to say that Nurol Makina has gained international-level recognition, both as a brand and as a corporate entity, and that each member of our vehicle family has become a recognised brand in its own right.”
We will include news of the EJDER YALÇIN and YÖRÜK showcased at the company’s stand in future sections of the Special Dossier that will bring together in one place the highlights and developments that took place at IDEF’19.