Turkey to Export Armoured Vehicles to Iraq and Afghanistan

27 July 2011 (Last Updated July 27th, 2011 18:30)

Turkey-based BMC is to export its Kirpi mine-resistant ambush-protected armoured vehicle to Iraq and Afghanistan. The combat-proven Kirpi, in use with the Turkish Armed Forces, is a 4×4 wheel configured vehicle that provides protection against ballistic threats. The vehicle i

Turkey-based BMC is to export its Kirpi mine-resistant ambush-protected armoured vehicle to Iraq and Afghanistan.

The combat-proven Kirpi, in use with the Turkish Armed Forces, is a 4×4 wheel configured vehicle that provides protection against ballistic threats.

The vehicle is equipped with a 350 PS engine, a central tire inflation system, an automatic fire suppression system and a run-flat system, according to the Hurriyet Daily.

BMC executive Nadi Postoðlu said the company was also working on different versions of the vehicle with special focus on a smaller, multipurpose platform onto which different weapons systems could be integrated.