Hungarian Defense Ministry Undersecretary Gaspar Maroth said Sunday that 40 tactical wheeled armored vehicles named Gidran were produced in Turkey and delivered to the Hungarian Armed Forces. The Gidran is the name given to Turkish company Nurol Makina’s Ejder Yalçin 4×4 Mine Resistant Ambush Protected (MRAP) vehicles, which are being produced under licenses. Another 100 will be produced in Hungary. Nurol Makina Hungary, a recently established branch, signed a cooperation agreement for the production of armored vehicles in Hungary with the authorities of the Hungarian state and their partners. Nurol Makina made its debut in the European market by launching its first company abroad in Hungary on March 17.
The 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. Nurol Makina has made a name for itself with its recent export successes. It meets the needs of allied countries as well as Turkey with its 4×4 tactical wheeled armored vehicles such as the Yörük and Ejder Yalç?n, produced at its modern facilities in the capital Ankara. The Nurol Ejder Yalçin 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.
The Ejder Yalçin 4×4 comes in 10 different configurations that were developed for a variety of combat and support missions. 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. The vehicles are preferred in many countries across the Middle East, the Gulf, Asia, Africa, and Europe. The vehicle comes to the fore as one that can be part of joint operations conducted with next-generation technology vehicles found in the NATO inventory. The Ejder Yalçin has already been tested and used on the ground both by Turkey and international military units and security forces.
With the establishment of Nurol Makina Hungary, activities such as design, production, and assembly will be carried out with local partners in Hungary. Solutions specific to needs will be developed by being included in the modernization projects of the Hungarian army. In addition, support will be received from Hungarian engineers. The Hungarian army will receive more than 300 new military vehicles, and the project is based on the Turkish military vehicle family Ejder Yalçin MRAP 4×4. The acquisition of a new family of 4×4 military vehicles for the armed forces began in 2018. Nurol Holding is an industrial conglomerate in Turkey operating in the construction, defense manufacturing, energy, investment banking, and tourism industries.
Nurol Makina Macaristan, Macaristan Devleti yetkilileri ve partnerleri ile Macaristan’da z?rhl? araç üretimine yönelik i?birli?i mutabakat?n? imzalad?.
— Nurol Makina ve Sanayi A.? (@nurolmakina) March 20, 2022