The Republic of the Niger (République du Niger, Jamhuriyar Nijar) has ordered Ejder Yalçins armored vehicles from Turkish defense company Nurol Makina. The Nigerien President Mohamed Bazoum inspecting Ejder Yalçins fitted with Aselsan Serdar weapon stations at the company’s facility on the outskirts of Ankara. This vehicle of the Turkish defense industry is valued by many countries in the Middle East, the Gulf, Asia, Africa, and Europe. It was recently added to the inventory of Morocco, a member of the African Union. The president also visited Aselsan, Turkish Aerospace (TUSAS), munitions manufacturer Roketsan, UAV manufacturer Baykar Makina, and Havelsan, a C41 specialist that also manufactures aircraft simulators.
Nurol Ejder (“Dragon”) is a family of armored vehicles produced by Turkish company Nurol Makina. It consists of two versions which are 4×4 and 6×6. Ejder Yalçins 4×4 features a V-shaped hull design, integrating floating floor plates and blast mitigation seating to protect mines and IEDs. It can accommodate up to 11 personnel and can carry a payload of up to 4 tons. The vehicle is equipped with optionally integrated, remote-controlled, and manually-operated weapon stations. It is fitted with two gun ports on the roof. The optional armament mounted on the vehicle includes 7.62mm and 12.7mm machine guns, a 25mm anti-aircraft gun, and a 40mm automatic grenade launcher.
Ejder Yalçins is developed to meet the operational requirements of military units and security forces in every region including rural and urban areas. By its unique design and high payload capacity, different payloads can be integrated; therefore Ejder Yalçins 4×4 can be customized for the various mission. With its powerful diesel engine, high torque capability, and fully independent suspension system, the vehicle offers superior off-road performance. During the development order Yalçins 4×4, in addition to the superior protection features, users’ operational & ergonomic requirements were also considered and an ideal platform was created for the personnel to operate more efficiently and more securely in the field.
During the development of Ejder Yalçins, users’ operational & ergonomic requirements were also considered and an ideal platform was created for the personnel to operate more efficiently and more securely in the field. Ejder Yalçins has proven itself in the operational areas and it offers special solutions to the different operational requirements of users with customizations such as; Multi-Role Armored Vehicles, Border Surveillance and Security Vehicle, Air Defence Vehicle, Reconnaissance Vehicle, Command, and Control Vehicle, Mine and IED Detection and Disposal Vehicle, Combat Vehicle, Anti-Tank Vehicle, Armored Personnel Carrier, CBRN Surveillance Vehicle, Mortar Vehicle, Forward Observer Vehicle, Tactical Missile Carriage/Launch System and Armored Ambulance Vehicle.
NUROL, 3ème étape de la journée, est spécialisée en vehicules blindés armés.
Le Président de la République S.E.M @mohamedbazoum et la délégation qui l’accompagne ont assisté à une démonstration du type de blindés commandés par le Niger et qui sont en cours de fabrication. pic.twitter.com/cTRYA0A9jf
— Présidence du Niger (@PresidenceNiger) March 11, 2022