Turkey's most important land vehicles Speed Kenya Defense Ministry was given by the manufacturers Katmerciler offer for the sale of armored vehicles.
It was revealed to the public that Kenya wanted to supply 118 Hızır armored vehicles from Katmerciler. In the statement made by Katmerciler, it was announced that the tender offer was forwarded to the purchasing authority. It was stated that the administrative evaluation process officially started as of March 9, 2021. In the statement made by Katmerciler,
“The evaluation process is initiated by the tender invitation procedure, and the recipient authority to whom the bid is submitted is the Ministry of Defense of Kenya. Our offer was offered for 118 armored vehicles. After the administrative evaluation, the final number and the tender amount will be determined as a result of the financial evaluations. The tender evaluation process is ongoing and the final date of the tender is uncertain. When the process is completed, the public will be informed separately. “ expressions were included.
According to the information obtained by Defense Turk, inter-delegations were held between Katmerciler and the Kenyan Armed Forces. In the tests carried out, Hızır TTZA showed superior performance and the Kenyan delegation was very impressed by the armored vehicle.
Kenya's desire to purchase Hızır armored vehicles
The Kenyan Armed Forces wants to purchase 118 Hızır TTZAs to use in the fight against the terrorist organization Al-Shabaab. As reported by The Star, the Kenyan Army wants to strengthen its existing armored personnel carrier fleet with the Katmerciler production Hızır TTZA. Kenya Armed Forces Spokesperson Colonel Zipporah Kioko told The Star newspaper that the Ministry of Defense is close to an agreement to procure 118 high-performance Hızır TTZAs. Kioko said talks are at an advanced stage and the procurement of armored vehicles is a fundamental need to provide protective mobility to troops wherever they are deployed. Kioko said the Kenyan Army has made a critical assessment and that the current battlefield poses major threats to armored personnel carriers with complex ambushes such as IEDs and mines.
The Star stated that the cost of procurement of 118 armored vehicles was approximately 7,7 billion Kenyan shillings (518 million lira).
HIZIR 4 × 4 Tactical Wheeled Armored Vehicle has been designed with a capacity of 9 personnel by optimizing it to perform high performance in intense combat conditions in rural and urban areas. The vehicle has a high ballistic and mine protection level. It performs as a versatile, low cost and easy maintenance platform vehicle for various configurations as command control vehicle, KBRN vehicle, weapon carrier vehicle (easy integration of various weapon systems), ambulance vehicle, border security vehicle, reconnaissance vehicle.
Katmerciler company, which entered the defense sector with the production of Social Incident Response Vehicle (TOMA), is working on the hybrid model of the armored combat vehicle Hızır together with Aselsan.