Nurol Ejder

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Ejder
Ejder.jpg
Georgian Army Ejder
Type Armoured combat vehicle
Place of origin Turkey
Service history
Used by

Turkey

Georgia
Wars Ejder 6x6:Russo-Georgian War Ejder Yalçın 4x4:Turkey–PKK conflict
Production history
Manufacturer Nurol Makina
Produced

Ejder 6x6:2008

Ejder Yalçın 4x4:2014
Variants Armored personnel carrier, Infantry fighting vehicle
Specifications
Weight Ejder 6x6: 18 tons
Length

Ejder 6x6: 7.05 m

Ejder Yalçın 4x4 :5.4m
Width

Ejder 6x6: 2.69 m

Ejder Yalçın 4x4 :2.5m
Height

Ejder 6x6 2.4 m

Ejder Yalçın 4x4 :2.3m
Crew

Ejder 6x6: 2+10

Ejder Yalçın 4x4 : 2+9

Armor all welded steel armour up to STANAG-4569 level 4
Main
armament
7.62mm / 12.7 mm machine gun
Secondary
armament

25mm AA gun

40mm automatic grenade launcher
Engine

Ejder 6x6 :Cummins 6-cylinder turbocharged diesel Ejder Yalçın 4x4 : Cummins
Ejder 6x6: 402 hp

Ejder Yalçın 4x4: 300hp
Power/weight Ejder 6x6 :22.33 hp/tonne
Operational
range
600 km for both versions
Speed 110 km/h for both versions

Ejder ( Turkish:"Dragon") is a family of armoured vehicles produced by Turkish company Nurol Makina.[1]

Variants[edit]

Ejder 6X6 Armoured Combat Vehicle[edit]

Baseline 6x6 version is fitted with a remotely controlled 7.62-mm machine gun and 40mm automatic grenade launcher.Supports integration of various weapon systems and armed turrets weighted up to 5 tons.[2] 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[2]

A number of these vehicles were sold to Georgia in 2008.[3]

Ejder Yalçın 4X4 Armoured Combat Vehicle[edit]

Design studies on the vehicle were initiated in the last quarter of 2012 and a pre-prototype of the base vehicle was exhibited at the IDEF in 2013. Mass production of the vehicle began in May 2014.[1]

It features a V-shaped hull design, integrating floating floor plates and blast mitigation seating to provide protection against mines and IED's. It can accommodate up to 11 personnel and can carry a payload of up to 4 tons.[4]

The vehicle is equipped with optionally integrated, remote-controlled and manually-operated weapon stations. It is fitted with two gun ports on the roof. The optional armament mounted on the vehicle includes 7.62mm and 12.7mm machine guns, a 25mm anti-aircraft gun and a 40mm automatic grenade launcher.[1]

11 vehicles delivered to The General Directorate of Security (Turkish: Emniyet Genel Müdürlüğü, EGM), the civilian police force responsible for law enforcement in Turkey. 50 vehicles will be delivered to the Turkish Armed Forces in 2016.[5][6]

Versions[edit]

Both vehicles can be configured to be used in a variety of roles including:[2][4]

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

Operators[edit]

Ejder 6X6 Current Operators[edit]

Ejder Yalçın 4X4 Current Operators[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Ejder Yalcin Tactical Armoured Combat Vehicle". Army Technology. Retrieved 2016-09-08. 
  2. ^ a b c "EJDER 6X6 Armoured Combat Vehicle". www.nurolmakina.com.tr. Retrieved 2016-09-08. 
  3. ^ ARG. "Ejder Armored Personnel Carrier | Military-Today.com". www.military-today.com. Retrieved 2016-09-08. 
  4. ^ a b "EJDER YALCIN 4X4 Armoured Combat Vehicle". www.nurolmakina.com.tr. Retrieved 2016-09-08. 
  5. ^ a b "TSK'dan mayına, rokete, bombaya dayanıklı Ejder Yalçın 4x4 hamlesi!". Retrieved 2016-09-08. 
  6. ^ a b Malyasov, Dylan. "Turkey will buy more EJDER YALCIN Armoured Combat Vehicles | Defence blog". defence-blog.com. Retrieved 2016-09-08. 
  7. ^ http://www.geo-army.ge/