BMC: Kirpi MRAPs to be Delivered to Turkish Armed Forces until April 2013

Head of BMC Defence Industry Department Mr. Nadi Postoğlu briefed to Defence Turkey Magazine on BMC’s

Date: Issue 38 - January 2013

Defence Turkey: First of all I would like to thank you for your time. Could you please inform us briefly on the studies being conducted within the BMC Defence Industry Department as well as your capabilities?

Our main projects as the Defence Industry Department are the Tactical Wheeled Armoured Vehicles, Tactical Wheeled Vehicles, Logistics Support Vehicles, Special Purpose Vehicles, Engines and Spare Parts. In order to elaborate, within the scope of Tactical Wheeled Vehicles we could mention the4x4, 6x6 and 8x8 vehicles with 2,5 Tons, 5 Tons, 10 Tons and 25 Tons ofnet carrying capacities. All these vehicles were produced and entered into the inventories of the Turkish Armed Forces and various armed forces of the world. Kirpi, which is the most reliable wheeled armoured vehicle of the Turkish Armed Forces and the modernization BTR 60 Armoured Vehicle which was performed in 1994 are our products under the scope of Tactical Wheeled Armoured Vehicles. Mainly the Aircraft Refuelersand ammunition carriers, water tankers, mobile repair vehicles and shelter vehicles are among our logistics support vehicles. In addition to these, Kirpi’s configured especially for the General Directorate of Security and the Riot Control Vehicles configured both for domestic and international markets could be mentioned in general.