World Bulletin / News Desk
A Turkish private military contractor has said it had begun exporting what it called "Turkey's first indigenous armour, the T-shield."
Nurol Technology, a subsidiary company of Turkey's Nurol conglomerate, has begun selling the boron carbide armour to Middle Eastern buyers, the company's director general told the Anadolu Agency on Monday.
"We are one of the three countries in the world to manufacture state-of-the-art boron carbide armour behind the United States and Germany. We have signed contracts worth $45 million so far," Tunc Batum said.
Batum said the company had sold 1,000 of its bulletproof vests to the Turkish Armed Forces.
Boron carbide, a boron ceramic material, is one of the hardest materials known, behind cubic boron nitride and diamond, used in tank armour, bulletproof vests and numerous industrial applications.
Güncelleme Tarihi: 08 Ekim 2012, 13:20