Turkey’s Katmerciler has signed an export agreement valued $47.6 million with an undisclosed country for the sale of various types of armored vehicles.
The company said the vehicles that would be exported include Hızır and Ateş. The fully indigenous Hızır is a 400-horsepower tactical wheeled armored 4x4 vehicle, which provides high protection against mines and handmade explosives. It was produced for conflict conditions with high maneuverability and ballistic fortification.
Ateş is a type of Hızır vehicle specifically developed for border security. It entered Turkish Armed Forces’ (TSK) inventory last year.
This contract also marks the first export of Khan armored personnel carriers. It is a NATO-standard vehicle that enables high protection against mines and improvised explosive devices (IEDs). The 4x4 vehicle, which can be operated in all kinds of climate conditions, has a monocoque armor steel body and high maneuverability.
Deliveries of the vehicles are set to start this year and will gradually be completed in 2022.