Estonia Procures 100 NMS 4X4s from Turkish Nurol Makina
General Manager Engin Aykol signed the contract on behalf of Nurol Makina and ECDI President Magnus Saar on behalf of Estonia. Turkish Defence Minister Yaşar Güler and the President of the Defence Industry Agency (SSB) of Türkiye, Professor Haluk Görgün also attended the contract ceremony.
Speaking at the signing ceremony, Engin Aykol emphasized that Nurol Makina is one of the most competitive players in its class in the international market. Engin Aykol said that ECDI managed the tender process transparently and professionally to have the best-in-class 4x4 vehicle. He said he was proud to see NMS 4x4 emerge from this comprehensive tender process as the best vehicle in its segment.
Within the scope of the contract, the first vehicles will be delivered to the 2nd Infantry Brigade of the Estonian Defence Forces in 2024, and all deliveries will be completed within two years.
Nine companies from six countries participated in the tender process, which lasted approximately two years. NMS 4X4 was the vehicle that received the highest score due to price, performance and schedule evaluations. Estonia became Nurol Makina's second NATO and EU member user after Hungary.
NMS 4X4 Tactical Wheeled Armored Vehicle, Nurol Makina's newest design, has a V-shaped monocoque body. The advanced powertrain gives the vehicle speed and high manoeuvrability in rural and urban areas. Its low weight and high protection features provide operational superiority and high flexibility against the most challenging and asymmetric threats. The NMS 4X4 Tactical Wheeled Armored Vehicle represents a scalable composite material armour combination. NMS 4x4 Tactical Wheeled Armored Vehicle is designed for the use of law enforcement forces and military units. Thanks to the modular design of NMS 4x4, it offers a wide range of usage for combatant, personnel carrier, air defence and reconnaissance operations in high-intensity conflict environments. User needs and the integration of modern battlefield systems have been considered from the beginning, which is why the NMS 4x4 Tactical Wheeled Armored Vehicles are a suitable solution for multi-purpose uses. NMS 4x4 offers the highest mobility and protection performance among vehicles in the light armoured vehicle class. It provides high ballistic and mine/IED protection levels, which can be changed according to user requests. NMS 4x4 is designed for use by security forces and military units.