Ghidoran Combat Vehicle Increases Army’s Operational Capabilities

The Ejder Yalçın Combat Vehicle, known in Hungary as Gidran, is part of the Cultural Change and Development Program initiated by the Hungarian Armed Forces. The purpose is to provide modern, innovative, high-tech forces to defend the country. report.

In spring 2021, the Hungarian Armed Forces will be equipped with a multipurpose armored vehicle that can be used mainly in support roles. Originally he was named Ejder Yalçın, the vehicle was re-named after one of his Hungarian horse breeds bred on his farm at Mezőhegyes Stud. The Ghidoran variety is considered a national treasure by a 2014 parliamentary decision.

Developed and built by Nurol Makina in Turkey, the Ejder Yalçın vehicle already had combat experience and was modified by the manufacturer to meet Hungarian needs. first ten Ghidoran Rolled into Tata barracks on February 8-9, 2021.

The vehicle has an unladen weight of 14 tons, a length of 5.8 meters, and a width and height (excluding the turret) of 2.5 meters. Inside is a 6-cylinder, 8,900 cc, 375 hp Cummins turbo diesel engine that allows the vehicle to reach 120 km/h on public roads. Its design is explosion proof, a particularly important factor in today’s world of warfare, and its high ground clearance allows it to penetrate trenches up to 1.1 meters deep.

The Hungarian Ghidoran is equipped with an ASELSAN SARP stabilized remote-controlled turret that can be fitted with a 7.62 mm medium or 12.7 mm heavy machine gun, or a 40 mm automatic grenade launcher. The turret is equipped with a day and night camera system for target detection and identification, as well as a laser rangefinder.

Another feature purchased by the Hungarian Armed Forces is the ASELSAN SEDA-V acoustic gunfire detector for vehicles, which can identify where Gidran was shot. Assembly and subsequent production in Hungary will allow Gidrans to perform all levels of missions, including reconnaissance, chemical defense and troop transport. In the Eastern Industrial Estate of Kaposvár, manufacturing Military machine development has already begun with the assembly of the Ghidoran armored fighting vehicle.

The Hungarian government places particular emphasis on developing a Hungarian Defense Force, citing the ongoing war in neighboring Ukraine and the security threat it poses. As a result, defense investment has been highlighted, with one of the leading players being the German defense and automotive giant. RheinmetallThe manufacturer is building an ammunition factory in Valpalota and an armored fighting vehicle factory in Zalaegerseg. The latter will produce the Lynx IFV and Combat Support Vehicles, the first of which will be delivered in his 2024.

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