Following a pause in production, the Turkish company of BMC Otomotiv Sanayi ve Ticaret (Turkish Pavilion, Stand 10-D10) has ramped up output of its Kirpi (4×4) mine-resistant ambush-protected (MRAP) vehicle, which is being shown at IDEX 2015 fitted with a remote weapon station.
Following a competition, the Turkish Land Forces Command (TLFC) selected the Kirpi to meet its requirement for its first MRAP vehicle.
An initial contract was placed for 468 vehicles, but production ceased for a period after 278 vehicles. Production has now started again, and the company told the IDEX Show Daily that, “around 600 vehicles have now been delivered and they are now operating successfully”. […]