Katmerciler Exports but not to Kenya
The delivery will take part as batches will be completed in 2022. The contract includes HIZIR 4x4 Tactical Wheeled Armoured Vehicle, ATEŞ - Armoured Border Security Vehicle, KHAN 4x4 Armoured Personnel Carrier. The agreement will mark Khan’s first export as well.
Katmerciler Deputy Chief Executive Officer Furkan Katmerci clarified a confusion. Referring to the news about Katmerciler to export armoured vehicles to Kenya, Katmerci said, the export deal is not with referred African country but to another country. We are proud to see our products entering to the inventory of friendly country.
Kenya based The Star newspaper had written that the Department of Defence is set to procure 118 Armoured Personnel Carriers from Turkey. The move is aimed at ensuring maximum survivability of its troops as they tackle the al Shabaab militia in Somalia.
Public Affairs Officer from Ministry of Defence Col Zipporah Kioko told the Star DoD is finalising the deal with a Turkish firm to bring in the 118 high-performance APCs.
The newspaper reported that three firms had applied for the tender but only the Turkish firm Katmerciler HIZIR met the user specifications. The two other firms are from South Africa and North America respectively.
HIZIR 4x4 Tactical Wheeled Armoured Vehicle
HIZIR 4x4 Tactical Wheeled Armoured Vehicle is designed and optimised for high performance under extreme operational conditions at rural and urban areas for nine personnel. Vehicle has high level of ballistic and mine protection. It has combat vehicle, command control vehicle, CBRN vehicle, weapon carrier (easy integration of various weapon systems), ambulance vehicle, border security vehicle, reconnaissance vehicle variations.
ATEŞ - Armoured Border Security Vehicle
ATEŞ; maintaining all superior features of HIZIR, is a border security vehicle integrated with ASELSAN’s high technology reconnaissance and observation systems. The vehicle comes forward with its high technology as well as high level ballistic and mine protection features. With its Radar and Optical systems, it is able to make reconnaissance and observations for troops and vehicles day and night, at a distance of 40 Km. In addition, the vehicle has the shooter detection system (YANKI) to locate the shooter coordinates and share with the allies which only few countries able to produce and use.
KHAN 4x4 Armoured Personnel Carrier
KHAN is 4x4 armoured security vehicle with 8 crew capacity. Monocoque armour steel hull with high level ballistic protection is built on fast, dynamic, versatile, easy care, low maintenance Toyota Land Cruiser chassis. Khan satisfies interior security forces requirements for any kind of climate conditions.