BMC Showcases Latest Versions of Its Product Family at Eurosatory

11.06.2018

Eurosatory 2018 Defence & International Exhibition 11-15 June, Paris, France

As one of the leading Turkish automotive companies providing solutions in both defence and transportation industries, BMC has been established in 1964 in İzmir. Since the first day of its foundation; BMC, by developing in-house know-how via its own R&D Center, has achieved a significant contribution of 10 billion dollars to Turkish economy. Throughout 54 years, BMC has accomplished successfully the hard task of manufacturing over 300.000 vehicles in total.

Occupying a total area of 250.000 square meters in Pınarbaşı Plant, BMC continues to manufacture buses for public transportation, heavy duty trucks for transportation and logistics industry together with the tactical armored vehicles for the realm of defence industry. Operating with a highly skilled workforce including over 2000 white and blue collar employees and with the capacity of manufacturing 22 thousands of vehicles, BMC is moving forward to become a global brand via the renewal of its goals.

Thanks to its capability of responding back to the changing conditions and customer demands in the quickest way, the company boasts a product range that includes vehicles for all segments. BMC’s strong position in the global market, as well as its effective marketing strategy provides the ability to respond rapidly to the customer needs with innovative products in domestic and overseas markets. In this regard, BMC, guiding the industry with its knowledge and experience, is going to set the stage for 6 vehicles at Eurosatory 2018, Paris, France.

The company will reveal the latest versions of the following vehicles: Vuran (the Multi-Purpose Armored Vehicle Equipped with Aselsan Sarp Dual System), Amazon (the Multi-Purpose Armored Unmanned Vehicle), Vuran (the Multi-Purpose Armored Vehicle Equipped with Howitzer), Kirpi-II Ambulance (the Mine Resistant Ambush Protected Vehicle), Kirpi-II (the Mine Resistant Ambush Protected Vehicle Equipped with Aselsan Sarp Dual System), 5 Ton 4x4 Armored Tactical Wheeled Vehicle.

KİRPİ-II (4X4) - Mine Resistant Ambush Protected Vehicle Equipped with Aselsan Sarp Dual System

Kirpi-II, the new version of the legendary Kirpi which has become famous at the category of the mine resistant ambush protected vehicles for its durability, presents an innovative feature as having an independent suspension system. In addition to its highly protective features against mine and hand-made explosives, Kirpi- II continues to be the leader regarding both passenger conformity and road handling.

Monocoque type armored cabin and ballistic glasses, shock absorbing seats, V-shaped underbelly, gun ports and emergency exit hatch are the leading features of Kirpi-II. The discriminative qualities of the vehicle are as follows: Remote controlled weapon station, sniper detection system, internal communication system, CBRN filtration system, Jammer, 360 degree/front/rear view cameras and automatic fire detection and suppression system together with central tyre inflation system, electrical and air connectors for towing and being towed; IR, blackout and camouflage lighting; NATO towing hook; transportability on air and railway and driver information system Kirpi-II is designed to compensate for the needs of the Turkish Armed Forces and the other Allied Countries’ Armies.

VURAN (4x4) - Multi Purpose Armored Vehicle Equipped with Howitzer

At Eurosatory ‘18, BMC will launch the Vuran 4x4, The Multi-Purpose Armored Vehicle. Thanks to its monocoque type armored cabin and ballistic glasses, shock absorbing seats, V-shaped underbelly, gun ports and emergency exit hatch; Vuran is part of a family including the Multi-Purpose Armored Vehicles. It provides mine and ballistic protection for its crew. Front and rear view camera, automatic fire detection and suppression system, remote controlled weapon station, central tyre inflation system, run-flat tyre inserts and A/C with heating and cooling functions are the outstanding features of Vuran 4x4.

AMAZON (4X4) - Multi Purpose Armored Unmanned Vehicle

Amazon, which is another vehicle that will be presented by BMC at Eurosatory ‘18, is one of the newly generated unmanned genre which guarantees the security of its crew against mine, ballistic and hand-made explosive threats. It has the capacity to carry on 7 passengers and has a high maneuver capability. The distinguishing features of the vehicle is as follows: Automatic fire detection and suppression system, central tyre inflation system, run flat tyre inserts, rear view camera, blackout and camouflage lighting.

11 cameras convey the image to the command center. In addition to this, there is a 256 byte of telemetry intelligence ongoing in between the command center and the vehicle. In any case that the vehicle’s remote control happens to be disappeared, Amazon automatically ceases to work in a secure position.

VURAN 4X4 - Multi-Purpose Armored Vehicle Equipped with Aselsan Sarp Dual System

At Eurosatory ‘18, BMC sets the stage for the Multi-Purpose Armored Vehicle. Thanks to its monocoque type armored cabin and glasses, shock absorbing seats, V-shaped underbelly, gun ports and emergency exit hatch; Vuran 4X4 is part of a family including the Multi-Purpose Armored Vehicles. It provides mine and ballistic protection for its passengers. Front rear view camera, automatic fire extinguishing system, remote controlled weapon station, run-flat tyre inserts and A/C with heating and cooling functions are the outstanding features of Vuran 4x4.

KİRPİ-II AMBULANCE 4X4 - Mine Resistant Ambush Protected Vehicle

With its interior design fully fledged as an ambulance while having the same qualities with the other members of Mine Resistant Ambush Protected Vehicles, BMC Mine Resistant Ambush Protected Vehicle Kirpi 4x4 Ambulance is developed by the company special to carry patients. Especially, under intense fire at the battle, this vehicle is developed to carry away the injured patients.

Kirpi is designed to compensate for the needs of the Turkish Armed Forces and the other Allied Countries’ Armies.

5 TON TACTICAL WHEELED VEHICLE

The truck has 285 PS engine and 4×4 wheel configuration. Its armored cabin with heater and windshield defroster, fully automatic transmission is in compliance with NATO standards. Thanks to its 5 tons of pay load, BMC’s 5 Ton Tactical Wheeled Vehicle plays a prime mover among several terrain vehicles.