Nurol Makina Exports Ejder TOMA Riot Control Vehicles to Chile

The indigenously designed and produced by Nurol Makina, Ejder Riot Control Vehicle (Toplumsal Olaylara Müdahale Aracı/TOMA in Turkish) has been exported to Chile.

Tarih: Issue 98 - April 2020

Nurol Makina, one of the leading domestic land vehicle manufacturers of the Turkish defense industry, achieved a new export success with Ejder TOMA (Riot Control Vehicle in Turkish), which features a uniquely designed military chassis. Chilean authorities signed an agreement with Nurol Makina to buy 12 Ejder TOMA riot control vehicles for its security forces. With this export Chile has become the newest user of the Ejder TOMA, which has also been selected by four countries, including Kuwait and Senegal. The sale to Chile is also the first armored vehicle exported by the Turkish defense industry to South America. 

Ejder TOMA vehicles were recently transported to Santiago Chile, by air and the vehicles will go through cleaning and disinfection activities carried out against the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak in Santiago.

The Ejder TOMA 4x4 Armored Riot Control Vehicle

Based on an indigenous military chassis, the Ejder TOMA riot control vehicle was designed and developed by Nurol Makina in Turkey in 2002 to ensure that security forces respond quickly and effectively to incidents of civil unrest and rioting. Featuring a 4-wheel drive (4WD) fully independent suspension system, the Ejder TOMA was developed to maintain public order and security in rural and urban areas as well as border regions. Thanks to its high off-road performance, mobility, and protection levels, Ejder TOMA riot control vehicles are preferred by countries in many different geographies.

All the tools, equipment, hardware electronics, and software used in the Ejder TOMA 4x4, were developed originally by Nurol Makina. Thus, any configuration change or additional requirement can be implemented at minimum cost & time even to vehicles that are in service. The indigenously designed computer-controlled water cannon system has a maximum range of 60 meters and provides -15°/+60° vertical and 360° horizontal water spraying capability. 

The Ejder TOMA can draw water automatically from lakes and wells and has a maximum speed of 110 km/h, a driving range of 750 kilometers, and a storage capacity of 5,000 liters. The remote-controlled water cannon system can use a variety of substances, including tear gas, paint and foam. Additionally, the vehicles are equipped with an automatic self-cleaning system to prevent corrosion and clogging. Based on a military vehicle chassis, the Ejder TOMA can also be built by converting a commercial vehicle chassis.