Turkey’s Menatek has developed a new Sur armour designed to provide advanced ballistic protection to armoured vehicles, and it unveiled the system at the International Defence Industry Fair 2019 (IDEF 2019) exhibition.
At the event, Menatek presented three armour samples, which it said had been tested according to NATO STANAG 4569 standards and proven to provide protection up to STANAG 4569 level 4.
Menatek director of Business Development and Strategy, Naz Ünal, told Jane’s that the company “has completed a one-year research and development [R&D] effort on the Sur armour, which has been completed without any external support”. She said the armour provides around a 25% performance increase over STANAG 4569 requirements.
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