Nurol Ejder

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Ejder
Ejder.jpg
Georgian Army Ejder
Type Armoured combat vehicle
Place of origin Turkey
Production history
Manufacturer Nurol Makina
Variants Armored personnel carrier, Infantry fighting vehicle
Specifications
Weight 18 tons
Length 7.05 m
Width 2.69 m
Height 2.4 m
Crew 2+10 passengers

Armor all welded steel armour up to STANAG-4569 level 4
Main
armament
40mm (APC version)
Secondary
armament
7.62mm
Engine Cummins ISLe3-400 6-cylinder in line turbocharged diesel
402 hp
Power/weight 22.33 hp/tonne
Suspension wheeled 6x6
Operational
range
600 km
Speed 110 km/h, swim 9 km/h

Ejder ("Dragon") is a 6x6 wheeled armoured personnel carrier (APC) designed in Turkey. It began as a private venture in 2006 but proceeded quickly with 27 units delivered to Georgia in 2007.[1]

Description[edit]

The Ejder (dragon) armored personnel carrier, was developed by Nurol Makina, a Turkish defense company as a private venture. It is worth mentioning that in the mid 1990s another 6x6 APC, the RN-94, was jointly developed by this company and Romarm of Romania. The RN-94 was not accepted to service, however Nurol Makina used some experience gained from that project developing its own APC. Georgia purchased a number of these APCs in 2008.. In some versions it carries a Fiat 25mm cannon.[2]

Protection[edit]

Armor of the Ejder protects against 7.62mm armor-piercing rounds, while frontal arc provides protection against 14.5mm rounds . This armored personnel carrier also has a V-shaped hull for improved protection against landmines and IEDs. It can withstand the blast from an 8 kg mine. Protection can be enhanced with modular add-on armor. The vehicle is fitted with an automatic fire suppression system, however NBC protection is only offered as an option.

Armament[edit]

This APC can be fitted with a number of remotely controlled and turret-mounted weapon stations. Baseline vehicle is fitted with remotely controlled 7.62-mm machine gun and 40mm automatic grenade launcher, however Ejder supports up to 90mm weapon systems.

Versions[edit]

Reported versions include:

  • Personnel carrier
  • Reconnaissance
  • Nuclear, biological and chemical warfare
  • Fire support
  • ATGM carrier
  • IFV
  • Mortar
  • Command
  • Recovery
  • Medical evacuation
  • Engineering

Operators[edit]

Map of Ejder operators in blue

Current operators[edit]

References[edit]