Land Platforms

IDEF 2017: Nurol Makina unveils new 4x4

12 May 2017

Turkey's Nurol Makina unveiled a new 4x4 armoured vehicle at the 2017 International Defence Industry Fair (IDEF 2017) exhibition in Istanbul. Designed as a private venture, the vehicle is being positioned by the company for procurement by the Turkish Armed Forces.

A front view of the NMS 4x4, as displayed at IDEF 2017. (IHS Markit/James Bingham)A front view of the NMS 4x4, as displayed at IDEF 2017. (IHS Markit/James Bingham)

Known as the NMS, the vehicle has a monocoque V-shaped hull and is designed for speed and manoeuvrability. Although displayed in a baseline scout version, the modular NMS has also been presented in an air defence configuration incorporating two quad missile launchers and a panoramic sight. Additionally, a cargo variant with the passenger compartment removed has also been described by the company.

The baseline NMS can accommodate a crew of five with space for four dismounts to the rear. It is 4.9 m long, 2.4 m wide, and 2.1 m high, and is equipped with a telescopic mast to the rear left-hand side capable of mounting electro-optical sights and other sensors.

According to the company, a variety of weapons can also be mounted, including 7.62 mm and .50 calibre (12.7 mm) machine guns mounted within remote weapon stations, a 40 mm automatic grenade launcher or the aforementioned air defence missile system.

The vehicle's 300-hp turbocharged diesel engine generates 813 Nm of torque, a top speed of 140 km/h, and a range of 700 km. Weighing 10 tons, the vehicle can negotiate gradients of 70% and side slopes of 40%, traverse trenches 90 cm wide and ford water up to 90 cm deep. Independent suspension, automatic braking system-equipped disc brakes, and differential locks aid the vehicle's agility.

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