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Ejder wheeled armored vehicle

Nurol Makina ve Sanayi entered the armored vehicle market in 1993.

Ejder 6x6 vehicle - Specifications

The design and development of the Ejder [Dragon] 6x6 wheeled armored vehicle began in 2006 as a private venture using their own financial resources. The first prototype was completed in the second half of 2007. The Georgia Ministry of Internal Affairs became the first customer of the vehicle when it placed an order for 72 Ejder in the APC configuration in late 2007. Deliveries were completed in 2009.

The Company was invited by an undisclosed Middle East country to participate summer tests with the Ejder 6x6. These tests took place in the summer of 2011. The tests comprised comprehensive Mobility Tests, Fire Power Tests and Maintenance/Repair Activities Tests performed in day and night conditions with the participation of 19 different armored vehicles from various producers worldwide. According to Nurol Makina, following the completion of these tests successfully Ejder 6x6 was announced as the preferred bidder. Formal contract was expected to cover between 100 to 150 vehicles in different configurations, to be awarded in 2012.

With an all-welded steel hull offering STANAG 4569 Level I to Level IV (optional) protection and appliqué mine protection kit, the Ejder 6x6 has a design that fulfils two important requirements of today's battlefield. These are transferring the crew to the battlefield under high-level armor protection, and providing high-level protection to the on-board personnel against IEDs and mines. Powered by a 402hp Cummins turbo-diesel engine (installed at front right) coupled to an Allison Model 4500 automatic transmission, the Ejder 6x6 is a high mobility all terrain vehicle capable of fording 1.9m of water, climbing over 50 cm obstacles, negotiating 40% side slopes and 70% gradient. With a gross weight of 18 tonnes (in APC configuration) Ejder could reach 110 km/h speed and 650km cruising range on road.

The Ejder 6x6 vehicle can be fitted with 7.62mm or 12.7mm machine gun turrets or a remote controlled weapon station armed with a variety ofweapons up to 25mm cannon as well as a two-person turret with a 90mm gun.

EJDER YALÇIN Block III 4x4 Tactical Wheeled Armored Vehicles

Within the scope of the SGD Armored Tactical Vehicle-1 (EGM ZTA-1) Project, a total of 280 EJDER YALÇIN Block III 4x4 Tactical Wheeled Armored Vehicles have been procured from Nurol Makina to meet SGD (180) and GGC (100) requirements. Deliveries to the SGD were completed during the first half of 2017 and all of the vehicles were integrated with Aselsan SARP RCWS armed with a 7,62mm machine gun. The first batch of 30 EJDER YALÇIN Block III was delivered to GGC in May 2017. EJDER YALÇIN, a new member of the EJDER Family of wheeled armored vehicles, is a 4x4 tactical armored combat vehicle designed and manufactured by Nurol Makina. Design studies on the vehicle were initiated in the last quarter of 2012 and a pre-prototype of the base vehicle was exhibited at IDEF ‘13. Mass production of the vehicle began in May 2014. Featuring a V-shaped hull design, integrating floating floor plates and blast mitigation seats to provide protection against mines and improvised explosive devices (IED) the vehicle accommodates up to 11 personnel. The vehicle features easy-to-enter and exit door configurations for the crew. Other optional equipment includes a rescue winch, day and night-vision systems, rear ramp, and a fire extinguish and explosion suppression system for the crew compartment. The base vehicle has a length of 5,42m, width of 2,48m and a height of 23m. Its gross weight ranges between 12,000kg and 14,000kg, and payload carrying capacity is up to 4t. The Block I and Block II versions of EJDER YALÇIN are fitted with a Cummins engine, which produces a maximum power of 300hp at 2,100rpm. The engine is coupled to fully automatic transmission with a hydrodynamic torque converter. But in Block III the engine power is uprated and increased to 375hp. The EJDER YALÇIN has a maximum speed of 110km/h and a cruising range of 600km. It can accelerate from 0km/h to 40km/h within six seconds. Nurol Makina won its first export contract from Tunisia for its EJDER YALÇIN Block III 4x4 WAV in early 2017. It was followed by orders from Uzbekistan, Qatar, Senegal, Hungary and South Sudan. Hungary also ordered a number of YÖRÜK 4x4 WAVs from Nurol Makina. According to sources Nurol Makina will deliver 75+ 150 EJDER YALÇIN vehicles to Tunisia, 1,024 vehicles to Uzbekistan, 342 vehicles to Qatar and 25 vehicles to Senegal. According to a MoU signed in October 2017 Nurol Makina will deliver 24 EJDER YALÇIN WAVs to Uzbekistan and an additional 1,000 vehicles to be produced in Uzbekistan in cooperation with the local firm UzAuto. The delivery ceremony of the 24 EJDER YALÇIN WAVs to Uzbekistan Army took place on August 2, 2019 in Uzbekistan. During DIMDEX 2018, Nurol Makina also secured a contract to deliver 214 YÖRÜK (formerly named NMS) 4x4 Wheeled Light Armored Vehicles to the Qatar Emiri Special Forces, to be armed with SARP RCWS, ATGM launcher and IGLA SAM launcher of Aselsan. Deliveries of the YÖRÜK 4x4 WAVs have been initiated and are scheduled to be completed in two years. On June 8th, 2018 Aselsan secured a contract valued at around US$150 Million from Nurol Makina to deliver an undisclosed number of SARP RCWSs, Kornet-E ATGM Launcher Systems and IGLA SAM Launcher Systems to equip the Qatar Emiri Special Forces’ YÖRUK 4x4 Wheeled Armored Vehicles (WAVs).

Ejder 6x6 vehicle - Specifications



Step Climbing

0,5 m


6,95 m

Trench Crossing

1,1 m


2,69 m


Amphibious (water speed 9 km/h)

Height (top of casing)

2,30 m



Ground Clearance

0,40 m

Side Slope


Wheel Base

1,50/1,90 m

Turning Radius

8,0 m

Gross Vehicle Vtfeight

18.000 kg



(Optional 21,000 kg)

Fuel Tank

400 It (2x200 It)

Max. Speed

110 km/h

Vtfheels, tyres

395/85 R20

Amphibious Speed

9 km/h

Armament (Optional)

- 7,62 mm Machine Gun

Cruising Range

800 km

-12,7 mm Machine Gun


450 HP@2200rpm, diesel Cummins

- 25,30 mm anti-aircraft



- 40 mm Automatic grenade launcher

6 forward,1 reverse speed

can be supplied

Power-to-weight Ratio

25 HP/ton

- integration of larger weapon systems


Fully Independent wheel suspension system,

with structural strengthening

telescopic absorbers and springs on

NBC Protection


each wheel with control arms


Strong, amphibious, fast,

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