Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan attended the opening ceremony of the Mechanical and Chemical Industry Company (MKEK) Barutsan Rocket and Explosive Factory in the capital Ankara.
“The military vehicle technologies are changing rapidly across the world nowadays and that new-generation autonomous and hybrid electric vehicles are now seen in battlefields. The first example of the new technologies that will put an end to Turkey’s foreign dependency in military vehicles, particularly in terms of engines, has been seen today at the production facility,” Erdoğan said in a speech at the ceremony.
Erdoğan said: “Our engineers have turned M113 military armored personnel carrier into a hybrid vehicle that runs with an electric engine. This armored electric combat vehicle of ours, also known as E-ZMA, which can be remotely driven unmanned and which has successfully passed 27 very difficult military tests, is now at the disposal of our military forces.”
Following his speech, President Erdoğan inaugurated the facility. (ILKHA)
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