Turkish Firm to Produce 1000 Armored Vehicles in Uzbekistan

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Turkish Firm to Produce 1000 Armored Vehicles in Uzbekistan
Dragon 4X4 Armored Vehicle: Image via ejderyalcin.com

Turkish company Nurol Makina will manufacture 1000 ‘Dragon’ armored vehicles in Uzbekistan jointly with Uzbek firm UzAuto, a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to this effect was signed in Ankrara earlier this week.

Nurol Makina signed the MoU with UzAuto during Uzbek President Shavkat Mirziyoyev’s visit to Turkey earlier this week, Hurriyet Daily News reported.

Under the deal, 1,000 Ejder Yalçın 4x4 tactical armored vehicles, called “Dragon,” will be co-produced in Uzbekistan. The deal also includes the vehicles’ sales to third countries.

The Ejder Yalçın 4x4 offers the highest level of protection in its class, allowing the vehicle to negotiate all kinds of terrain, including off-road, said the company.

The vehicle has a crew capacity of 11 and can reach maximum speeds of 120 kilometers per hour.The vehicle’s engine has a horsepower of 375.

Various weapon systems and a high payload capacity can also be integrated into the Ejder Yalcin 4x4.

Weapon systems include a 7.62-millimeter machine gun, a 12.7-mm machine gun, a 25-mm anti-aircraft gun, or a 40-mm automatic grenade launcher, which can be added to the vehicle, according to the website.

It can be configured for armored combat, command control, ambulance, armored personnel carrier, border surveillance and security, air defense and mine/handmade explosive detection and destruction vehicles.

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