Turkish company BMC Otomotive Sanayi VE Ticaret AS (Stand 10-D05) is launching a number of products at IDEX that it hopes will attract potential customers in the Middle East.
Being shown for the first time is the latest version of the Vuran (4x4) Multi-Purpose Armoured Vehicle (MPAV). This features an all monocoque welded steel armour hull, with the lower part being of the traditional V-shape to provide the occupants with a higher level of protection against mines and improvised explosive devices (IEDs). The occupants also have bullet-/splinter-proof windows for increased situational awareness and can use weapons from within the vehicle, as firing ports are provided.
The Vuran MPAV can be supplied with a protected weapon station or a remote weapon station armed with a stabilised 7.62mm or .50 M2 HB machine gun. Other features include front and rear view cameras, an automatic fire detection and suppression system, tyres with run-flat inserts, and a climate control system.
Two updated versions of BMC’s well-established Kirpi Mine Resistant Ambush Protected (MRAP) vehicle are also being shown: the Kirpi (4x4) Ambulance and the Kirpi 6x6, both with the same cabin features as the Vuran. The 6x6 has been tested and is now ready for production.
This larger model features an increase in volume payload, which allows it to undertake a wider range of battlefield missions. Also shown is the Amazon protected vehicle.
BMC also manufactures a range of cross-country tactical vehicles for the military market, as well as a wide range of commercial vehicles.