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Katmerciler at IDEF Fair with its Unique Armored Vehicles

With its influential participation in the IDEF’17 Defense Fair, Katmerciler will be displaying the 4x4 tactical wheeled armored combat vehicles that are in line with NATO standards with high ballistic and mine protection levels, while also unveiling its armored ambulance for the first time at this event. Katmerciler will be at Hall 8 at stand number 807

Katmerciler, the Leading Manufacturer of Turkish Land Platforms, is displaying the unique land vehicles and their capabilities at the IDEF exhibition which will be held in Istanbul on 9-12 May 2017. 

Katmerciler will be welcoming its visitors and showcasing the tactical wheeled combat vehicle HIZIR developed in line with NATO standards, with ballistic-reinforced armor.  Also on display will be the personnel transportation vehicle KHAN and the 4x4 armored vehicle NEFER will be displayed for the first time throughout this IDEF exhibition. The launch of HIZIR, which is the most powerful vehicle in its segment, was conducted by President Mr. Recep Tayyip Erdoğan in November 2016 at the 3rd High Tech Port by MÜSİAD event held in Istanbul and the vehicle captured attention and was one of the prominent vehicles of the event. NEFER, the composite ceramic armoring system on a Rubicon Jeep, which was a first for Turkey, was introduced at the same fair as well. 

Filled with novelties, Katmerciler at Stand number 807 stand in Hall 8 is once again expected to draw tremendous attention. 

Solution Partner of the Sector

Established in 1985, Katmerciler started-up its activities for the requirements of the defense industry in 2010 with the Anti-Riot Vehicle (TOMA) that it manufactured. With its product portfolio aligning with the various requirements of the armed forces and security forces, Katmerciler is the powerful solution partner and supplier of the defense and security sector.

Additionally, considering the defense industry, the following vehicles and products exist within the product range of Katmerciler: Armored ADR Fuel Tanker, Riot Control Shield, Armored Dump, Remote Controlled Armored Caterpillar Excavator, Armored Low Bed Trailer, Armored Water Tanker, Armored Construction Equipment.

Unique Vehicles to be on Display at IDEF’ 17

Introducing its 4x4 Armored Ambulance for the first time at this fair, Katmerciler’s products, completely developed and manufactured at its own R&D center, will be displayed at company’s stand at the fair; their features are briefly summarized below.

HIZIR: The most powerful combat vehicle in its segment

HIZIR is the tactical wheeled armored combat vehicle featuring the highest engine power in its own category within Turkish defense industry. 

HIZIR was developed in compliance with the NATO standards, in 4x4 configuration with high maneuver capacity in accordance with the operational requirements of the security forces. It has the capacity of nine personnel and features protection levels against high ballistics, mine and improvised explosives. It was designed to display high performance under intensive conflict circumstances in rural and urban areas. Due to its superior capabilities, HIZIR is a reliable vehicle of the armed forces and security forces.

HIZIR is a platform vehicle providing versatile, cost efficient and practical maintenance for various configurations such as command control vehicles, CBRN vehicles, weapon carrier vehicles (feasible integration of various weapon systems), ambulance vehicles, border security vehicles and scout vehicles.

4x4 Armored Ambulance

4x4 Armored Ambulance was designed and equipped over a Ford F550 Chassis to conduct transportation, first aid and to transport patients in high risk regions.  With the advantage of its broader interior volume, medical teams inside the vehicle are able to effectively carry out operative procedures and respond to the patient. The vehicle features the carrying capacity of up to a total of 8 staff consisting of 5 patients, 2 healthcare personnel and a driver included. The armored ambulances are capable of maneuvering all types of road and climate conditions, with 300HP and 4x4 driving characteristics that maintain the full security of the driver, healthcare personnel and the patient. They could be designed in the required configuration and in accordance with different ballistic levels. 

NEFER: The Armoring System that does not Make the Vehicle Heavier 

The new armoring system introduced to the sector by Katmerciler is called NEFER. This system was launched at the 3rd High Tech Port by MÜSİAD event in November 2016 and drew great interest. This composite ceramic based armoring system is lighter than steel armor and therefore, while it provides the same level of protection as steel armor, it does not make the vehicle heavier. This system can be optimized for both rural and urban usage over vehicles featuring 4x4 off-road capabilities. 

NEFER armoring system was demonstrated over the Rubicon Jeep as a first example of its category in Turkey. NEFER armor system can be placed over 4x4 off-road vehicles such as Toyota Land Cruiser, Volkswagen Amarok, Ford F550 and it can be applied on other wheeled vehicles as well tracked platforms. Katmerciler has been proceeding its activities in order to use this technology for armored ambulances in addition to its combat vehicle HIZIR and personnel carrier KHAN. 

These vehicles with their superior mobility and agility have a unique position in their class and are able to cope with all types of ground and weather conditions. As the cutting-edge high technology composite and ceramic based material system is developed especially for the vehicle in this armoring system, the vehicle is equipped with the full protection features without decrement to its performance. In other words, as the NEFER armor system does not make the vehicle heavier, a vehicle with higher maneuver capability than its equivalents yet comfortable comes to light. From an objective point of view, one could never realize if these vehicles are armored, therefore they are quite convenient for the government and state authorities such as ministers, members of the parliament, mayors and chiefs of police demanding high security and protection.

KHAN: The first member of the Armored Personnel Carrier Family

KHAN developed by Katmerciler according to NATO standards, provides ballistic protection and a high level of protection against grenades.  It is the first member of 4x4 tactical wheeled armored personnel carrier family. The vehicle features the carrying capacity of 8 personnel. It is a high-speed, versatile vehicle with maintainability. Over a Toyota Land Cruiser, it has monocoque steel armor carcass providing high ballistic protection. The vehicle is capable of fulfilling all requirements of internal security forces in rural or urban terrain operations and with the capacity to conducted operations under all types of weather conditions.

Deputy Chairman of the Executive Board Mr. Furkan Katmerci: “Our goal is to broaden the product-range from Armored Vehicles to Tracked Platforms”

Katmerciler’s Deputy Chairman of the Executive Board Mr. Furkan Katmerci: “We possess a powerful R&D Center and to us the feedback coming from the field is a treasure to us. When we are developing a vehicle, we initially define the requirements clearly, survey equivalents at home and abroad and we are provided with the feedback from the field, especially from the users of the vehicles.  We strive to develop a vehicle that is optimal with the requests of our army and our security forces. Then again, we know that the development process never ceases. We have to constantly struggle with maximum effort to develop and manufacture a better vehicle, more proper, more robust and the strongest vehicle, as the staff in these vehicles in conflict conditions are our children and our brothers. All of our vehicles are being designed and developed at our own R&D Center. We are becoming our defense sector’s strong production base and solution partner through our ballistically reinforced, wheeled armored vehicles within NATO standards which have high protection against mines. Following the establishment of our facilities at İzmir Çiğli, our investment in Ankara which we plan to concentrate on the defense industry, will prominently enhance our company’s development and production capabilities. Our armored combat vehicle HIZIR and armored personnel carrier KHAN are our vehicles that are winning the recognition of the sector and are entering inventories in various sectors. Besides, the ‘NEFER Armor System’ that provides protection for high profile authorities with exclusive high protection requirements is an innovation that we introduced to our sector.  We presume that our armored ambulance, which will be introduced at IDEF’17, will draw significant interest as well. In the long run, Katmerciler will be in a wide variety of products extending from the 6x6, 8x8 armored platforms to tracked platforms. By demonstrating ownership in Turkey’s ambitious 2023 vision, we aim to enhance our contribution to our defense industry through the products we will develop and strengthen our position within the sector on global scale. We will stride with purpose to this end.”

Katmerciler, the Leading Manufacturer of Turkish Land Platforms, is displaying the unique land vehicles and their capabilities at the IDEF exhibition which will be held in Istanbul on 9-12 May 2017. 

Katmerciler will be welcoming its visitors and showcasing the tactical wheeled combat vehicle HIZIR developed in line with NATO standards, with ballistic-reinforced armor.  Also on display will be the personnel transportation vehicle KHAN and the 4x4 armored vehicle NEFER will be displayed for the first time throughout this IDEF exhibition. The launch of HIZIR, which is the most powerful vehicle in its segment, was conducted by President Mr. Recep Tayyip Erdoğan in November 2016 at the 3rd High Tech Port by MÜSİAD event held in Istanbul and the vehicle captured attention and was one of the prominent vehicles of the event. NEFER, the composite ceramic armoring system on a Rubicon Jeep, which was a first for Turkey, was introduced at the same fair as well. 

Filled with novelties, Katmerciler at Stand number 807 stand in Hall 8 is once again expected to draw tremendous attention. 

Solution Partner of the Sector

Established in 1985, Katmerciler started-up its activities for the requirements of the defense industry in 2010 with the Anti-Riot Vehicle (TOMA) that it manufactured. With its product portfolio aligning with the various requirements of the armed forces and security forces, Katmerciler is the powerful solution partner and supplier of the defense and security sector.

Additionally, considering the defense industry, the following vehicles and products exist within the product range of Katmerciler: Armored ADR Fuel Tanker, Riot Control Shield, Armored Dump, Remote Controlled Armored Caterpillar Excavator, Armored Low Bed Trailer, Armored Water Tanker, Armored Construction Equipment.

Unique Vehicles to be on Display at IDEF’ 17

Introducing its 4x4 Armored Ambulance for the first time at this fair, Katmerciler’s products, completely developed and manufactured at its own R&D center, will be displayed at company’s stand at the fair; their features are briefly summarized below.

HIZIR: The most powerful combat vehicle in its segment

HIZIR is the tactical wheeled armored combat vehicle featuring the highest engine power in its own category within Turkish defense industry. 

HIZIR was developed in compliance with the NATO standards, in 4x4 configuration with high maneuver capacity in accordance with the operational requirements of the security forces. It has the capacity of nine personnel and features protection levels against high ballistics, mine and improvised explosives. It was designed to display high performance under intensive conflict circumstances in rural and urban areas. Due to its superior capabilities, HIZIR is a reliable vehicle of the armed forces and security forces.

HIZIR is a platform vehicle providing versatile, cost efficient and practical maintenance for various configurations such as command control vehicles, CBRN vehicles, weapon carrier vehicles (feasible integration of various weapon systems), ambulance vehicles, border security vehicles and scout vehicles.

4x4 Armored Ambulance

4x4 Armored Ambulance was designed and equipped over a Ford F550 Chassis to conduct transportation, first aid and to transport patients in high risk regions.  With the advantage of its broader interior volume, medical teams inside the vehicle are able to effectively carry out operative procedures and respond to the patient. The vehicle features the carrying capacity of up to a total of 8 staff consisting of 5 patients, 2 healthcare personnel and a driver included. The armored ambulances are capable of maneuvering all types of road and climate conditions, with 300HP and 4x4 driving characteristics that maintain the full security of the driver, healthcare personnel and the patient. They could be designed in the required configuration and in accordance with different ballistic levels. 

NEFER: The Armoring System that does not Make the Vehicle Heavier 

The new armoring system introduced to the sector by Katmerciler is called NEFER. This system was launched at the 3rd High Tech Port by MÜSİAD event in November 2016 and drew great interest. This composite ceramic based armoring system is lighter than steel armor and therefore, while it provides the same level of protection as steel armor, it does not make the vehicle heavier. This system can be optimized for both rural and urban usage over vehicles featuring 4x4 off-road capabilities. 

NEFER armoring system was demonstrated over the Rubicon Jeep as a first example of its category in Turkey. NEFER armor system can be placed over 4x4 off-road vehicles such as Toyota Land Cruiser, Volkswagen Amarok, Ford F550 and it can be applied on other wheeled vehicles as well tracked platforms. Katmerciler has been proceeding its activities in order to use this technology for armored ambulances in addition to its combat vehicle HIZIR and personnel carrier KHAN. 

These vehicles with their superior mobility and agility have a unique position in their class and are able to cope with all types of ground and weather conditions. As the cutting-edge high technology composite and ceramic based material system is developed especially for the vehicle in this armoring system, the vehicle is equipped with the full protection features without decrement to its performance. In other words, as the NEFER armor system does not make the vehicle heavier, a vehicle with higher maneuver capability than its equivalents yet comfortable comes to light. From an objective point of view, one could never realize if these vehicles are armored, therefore they are quite convenient for the government and state authorities such as ministers, members of the parliament, mayors and chiefs of police demanding high security and protection.

KHAN: The first member of the Armored Personnel Carrier Family

KHAN developed by Katmerciler according to NATO standards, provides ballistic protection and a high level of protection against grenades.  It is the first member of 4x4 tactical wheeled armored personnel carrier family. The vehicle features the carrying capacity of 8 personnel. It is a high-speed, versatile vehicle with maintainability. Over a Toyota Land Cruiser, it has monocoque steel armor carcass providing high ballistic protection. The vehicle is capable of fulfilling all requirements of internal security forces in rural or urban terrain operations and with the capacity to conducted operations under all types of weather conditions.

Deputy Chairman of the Executive Board Mr. Furkan Katmerci: “Our goal is to broaden the product-range from Armored Vehicles to Tracked Platforms”

Katmerciler’s Deputy Chairman of the Executive Board Mr. Furkan Katmerci: “We possess a powerful R&D Center and to us the feedback coming from the field is a treasure to us. When we are developing a vehicle, we initially define the requirements clearly, survey equivalents at home and abroad and we are provided with the feedback from the field, especially from the users of the vehicles.  We strive to develop a vehicle that is optimal with the requests of our army and our security forces. Then again, we know that the development process never ceases. We have to constantly struggle with maximum effort to develop and manufacture a better vehicle, more proper, more robust and the strongest vehicle, as the staff in these vehicles in conflict conditions are our children and our brothers. All of our vehicles are being designed and developed at our own R&D Center. We are becoming our defense sector’s strong production base and solution partner through our ballistically reinforced, wheeled armored vehicles within NATO standards which have high protection against mines. Following the establishment of our facilities at İzmir Çiğli, our investment in Ankara which we plan to concentrate on the defense industry, will prominently enhance our company’s development and production capabilities. Our armored combat vehicle HIZIR and armored personnel carrier KHAN are our vehicles that are winning the recognition of the sector and are entering inventories in various sectors. Besides, the ‘NEFER Armor System’ that provides protection for high profile authorities with exclusive high protection requirements is an innovation that we introduced to our sector.  We presume that our armored ambulance, which will be introduced at IDEF’17, will draw significant interest as well. In the long run, Katmerciler will be in a wide variety of products extending from the 6x6, 8x8 armored platforms to tracked platforms. By demonstrating ownership in Turkey’s ambitious 2023 vision, we aim to enhance our contribution to our defense industry through the products we will develop and strengthen our position within the sector on global scale. We will stride with purpose to this end.”