Turkey ramps up armoured vehicle procurement, two more programmes announced

Andrew Elwell

The Turkish government is continuing its armoured vehicle investment after announcing that it will procure 175 mine-resistant, ambush-protected (MRAP) vehicles. The deal is going through only because local armoured vehicle manufacturer BMC failed to deliver the final lot of the initial contract to supply 468 Kirpi vehicles. "In coordination with the armed forces, we will look into a new model that will substitute for the undelivered Kirpis," Defence Minister Ismet Yilmaz said. Furthermo...
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