Armored Transporter EJDER
The main difference between the EJDER armored vehicle and the RN-94 armored vehicle is its modular design. This made it possible to begin the creation of various versions of armored vehicles based on the EJDER BTR:
- Light armored transporter;
- machine for fire support;
- command machine;
- evacuation ambulance;
- reconnaissance vehicle;
- self-propelled artillery system;
- self-propelled mortar type;
- repair machine;
- machine intelligence.
In addition to the above modifications of the base machine, the machines with the wheel formula 8х8 and 4х4 are being developed.
The armored conveyor as a unified chassis has the following advantages:
- the cost of upgrades will significantly decrease;
- reduced maintenance costs;
- reduces the load on supporting services;
- the level of specialists and the time of their preparation is increasing.
The armor transporter receives a “NATO STANAG 4569” of the third level, which protects the crew and the landing force from small weapons. The body of the machine is welded type of steel sheets. V-shaped execution of the bottom of the machine protects against the blasting of various mine devices. Armament is standard for machines of this class - 7.62 mm machine gun and 40 mm grenade launcher. In addition, there is a modification of the armored vehicle with the French tower Dragar from GIAT. The tower is provided with an 25-mm automatic gun M811, which is assembled from Turkey under license, the manufacturer is the Turkish company MKEK. With this tool paired 7.62 mm machine gun. Naturally, when the turret was mounted on an EJDER BTR, the number of troops carried was reduced and the course range decreased.
The first and second pair of wheels are driven type. Armored car independent suspension torsion, secured by hydraulic shock absorbers. To turn the armored conveyor need eight meters. To overcome the water obstacles, the BTR was provided with two propellers, which were positioned at the rear of the machine. When moving afloat, the screws take power from the BTR propulsion system. Wave shield is located in front of the car on the frontal armor sheet. A modern system is installed on board for protection against weapons of mass destruction and air filtration. A control system has been installed for the equipment of three video surveillance units, which provide a complete overview for both crew and paratroopers. Independent suspension of the central execution of the production company “Timoney” provided the armored conveyor with high cross-country ability in off-road conditions. The control of the first and second pair of wheels has a gain. The 2's emergency disc brake system will lock the steering if necessary. The BTR brake system is also provided with 2's disc brakes. For increase of passability and restoration of pressure in tires the central pressure regulator is used. The EJDER BTR is provided with an automatic control system. The bridges of the armored conveyor are connected or disconnected, based on the terrain features, there is an automatic switching of bridges, which is used for this by installed special sensors. The BTR is provided with a hydraulic winch. Fire extinguishing system is located in MTO. On the sides of the machine in the troop compartment there is an embrasure 6. In the roof of the troop compartment there are three hatches - 2 rectangular and one round, fixed in the extreme position. Before the round hatch it is possible to install various weapons - grenade launchers or machine guns. The exhaust pipe has an outlet on the right side of the roof of the MTO. The driver-mechanic and the commander of the car are placed one after another in the department of management. Crew members' seats are provided on the hull roof with round hatches. In front of the driver-mechanic’s hatch, bullet-proof glass is installed.
- team machine - 2 person;
- capacity of the troop compartment - 10 people;
- weight - 18 tons;
- length - 7 meters;
- height - 2.4 meter;
- width - 2.7 meters;
- engine characteristics - HP 402;
- ground / water speed - up to 110 / 9 km / h;
- range - up to 650 kilometers;
In 2008, the Georgian Defense Ministry placed an order for an EJDER 76 BTR. In the same year, the first deliveries of armored vehicles began, armed with an AGL-40 grenade launcher with a remote control and a set of video cameras for a complete overview of the environment.