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Turkey produces river-crossing armoured bulldozer

Politics Materials 11 January 2013 15:49
Turkey has produced the world's first armoured bulldozer named AZMİM, with a river-crossing capability, Anadolu reported.
Turkey produces river-crossing armoured bulldozer

Azerbaijan, Baku, Jan. 11 / Trend A.Tagiyeva /

Turkey has produced the world's first armoured bulldozer named AZMİM, with a river-crossing capability, Anadolu reported.

The project on the bulldozer's production has been developed over four years.

According to the agency, AZMİM will be used by the Turkey's military for traversing rivers. At the initial stage it is planned to produce 12 such armoured units.

The AZMİM can reach speeds of up to 45 kilometres per hour. In addition, it is capable of standing up against landmines and armour-piercing bullets.

Production of the AZMİM armoured bulldozer is a part of the state programme aimed at ensuring the Turkish army has arms, equipment and outfits produced in the country. Currently, Turkey has achieved a 56 per cent self-sufficiency level in this area.

Turkey has recently announced the creation of the domestic tank Altai, UAV ANKA, an aircraft carrier and a pistol.

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