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Turkish Navy to procure ZAHA Armored amphibious assault vehicle in 2022


It has been reported that ZAHA (Armored Amphibious Assault Vehicle), which will take part in TCG Anatolia, developed with domestic facilities, has started sea tests.
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Turkish Navy to procure ZAHA Armored amphibious assault vehicle in 2022 925 001Zaha Marine Assault Vehicle (MAV). (Picture source: FNSS)


New information about the armored amphibious assault vehicle – ZAHA project for use in the multi-purpose amphibious assault ship TCG Anadolu was shared by Nail Kurt, general manager and CEO of FNSS Defense Systems Company, on the platform “We Visionary”.

Within the scope of the project, FNSS will deliver a total of 27 vehicles: 23 personnel carriers, 2 command control vehicles and 2 rescue vehicles.

The contract was signed between SSB and FNSS in Ankara on 7 March 2017 in order to meet the needs of the Turkish Navy Command's marine corps.


Turkish Navy to procure ZAHA Armored amphibious assault vehicle in 2022 925 002 Zaha Marine Assault Vehicle (MAV). (Picture source: FNSS)


Armoured Amphibious Assault Vehicle – ZAHA

ZAHA is a vehicle capable of taking the fastest distance between a ship and a coast during an amphibious landing operation. During the landing phase of an operation, it can sail from ship to shore, and bring the troops to land as soon as possible to shore under protection and with fire support.

The body design and powerful water jets give ZAHA high mobility with a maximum speed of 70 km/h on land at 7 knots on the sea. ZAHA, which can climb a steep slope of 60 percent, hold on to a 40 percent slope, can easily cross 90-centimeter steep obstacles and 2-meter wide ditches.

ZAHA has high firepower, with its remote command turret housing a 12.7 mm MG and a 40 mm automatic grenade launcher. ZAHA has three different configurations: Personnel Carrier, Command Vehicle and Recovery Vehicle. The UKSS on the vehicle was designed by FNSS.