Amphibious Armoured Combat Earthmover Vehicles (AZMIM) was Delivered to Turkish Armed Forces

Issue 41 - March 2013

A total of 12 Amphibious Armoured Combat Earthmover vehicles (AZMIM), which were produced by FNSS, were delivered to the Land Forces at a ceremony. These 12 vehicles were decided to be developed and produced in accordance with the requirements of Land Forces Command with a contract signed between Undersecretariat for Defence Industries (SSM) and FNSS in 2009. Deputy Minister of National Defence Hasan Kemal Yardımcı, Land Forces Logistics Commander Lieutenant General Adem Huduti, Undersecretary for Defence Industries Murad Bayar, FNSS CEO Nail Kurt, senior bureaucrats from SSM and representatives of the sector attended the ceremony held at FNSS Gölbaşı premises.

At his speech at the ceremony, Deputy Minister of National Defence Hasan Kemal Yardımcı stated that the defence industry is amongst the leading sectors in Turkey in terms of institutionalisation and added that it has been performing activities in order to provide solutions for the requirements of Turkish Armed Forces (TAF). "Our major objective is to generate Turkish designed projects and one of our priorities is to produce these designs in Turkey as well as to be capable of selling them in the world" continued Yardımcı. Emphasizing the increasing popularity of selling products to TAF in the world he added: "The reference of TAF is of vital significance. We have to enjoy this opportunity. We should work harder and also be aware the bar is set higher".