Turkey’s Vuran tactical wheeled armored vehicle integrated with a new multiple launch rocket system (MLRS) hit its target in a test firing.
Ismail Demir, the head of Defense Industries Presidency, said in a Twitter post Thursday that the rockets were fired with the 107 mm MLRS developed by Roketsan with the cooperation of Mechanical and Chemical Industry Company (MKEK). The MLRS is capable of firing 12 rockets at a time.
The BMC Vuran mine-resistant ambush-protected (MRAP)-categorized vehicle protects critical points and facilities, and can be used for patrolling between police stations and provides physical border security. It is a smaller version of BMC Kirpi. While the Kirpi is capable of carrying 12 people, Vuran can accommodate nine.
The MRAP is capable of reaching a speed of 110kmph and can run through 32 inches of water.
Vuran provides protection against mine and ballistic threats with monocoque type armored cabin and windows, shock-absorbing seats, V-structured bottom and weapon station. It stands out with its front and rear cameras, automatic fire extinguishing system, Run-Flat tires, central tire inflation feature, remote-controlled automatic weapon station option and A/C heating and cooling features.
Various subsystems were also later integrated into the vehicle, including ASELSAN Sarp remote-controlled weapon station, chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear (CBRN) defense system, mixer, smoke grenade launcher, fire extinguishing system for personnel section, engine section, vehicle and tires, frame for windshields, cable cutting arms and hydraulic winch.