ADEX-2016: AZCAN Has Officially Unveiled Its New Flagship APC and presented it to the President of Azerbaijan
AZCAN, the first joint Azerbaijani-Canadian manufacturer of armored vehicles has unveiled its flagship armored personnel carrier – the AZCAN APC, along with a new lineup of vehicles specifically designed and engineered to be manufactured in Azerbaijan and deployed worldwide. The vehicle was officially presented to the President of Azerbaijan Republic Ilham Aliyev during the second Azerbaijan International Defence Industry Exhibition (ADEX 2016) in Baku on September 27th.
The AZCAN APC is a unique vehicle both in terms of technical characteristics as well as protection and comfort to its passengers. It can be configured into command and control, recon and surveillance or medical evacuation units depending on the client’s individual requirements. In addition to this new APC, the company demonstrated three other unique multipurpose armored personnel carriers and pickup trucks designed to operate in military and law enforcement missions.
In order to further enhance the defence and technical characteristics of the vehicles, the company implemented various special configurations as well as installed industry-leading tactical equipment both within and on the outer perimeter. Among them are various remote weapon stations placed on the rooftop in order to provide unparalleled situation analysis and neutralize the target in case of possible attack. Apart from exterior tactical applications, the vehicles were equipped with chemical protection systems intended to protect against toxic and nuclear contaminants utilizing ergonomically designed filter modules. In addition to that, AZCAN offers a wide range of special applications including, but not limited to, bomb signal jamming, smoke screen systems as well as drone and fire source detection devices.
AZCAN was established in Azerbaijan in order to commence the local production of armored multipurpose vehicles utilizing Canadian and Azerbaijani expertise and resources with the majority of vehicles intended for export. AZCAN primarily focuses on the design and production of special purpose military vehicles for law enforcement agencies, embassies and global corporations. Apart from armored personnel carriers, its product line also includes a wide range of other armored vehicles, such as executive SUVs, luxury sedans and cash-in-transit vehicles.
“The official presentation of our new lineup of armored vehicles during the ADEX show is an important step for our company. We believe that top government and military executives will see a true value in AZCAN’s new vehicles. Azerbaijan is a unique country with enormous technological and innovative potential. We aim to significantly contribute to its economy by building a strong local manufacturing platform in order to produce high quality defense solutions within a competitive price range for global deployment,” – said Roman Shimonov, CEO, AZCAN.
In order to produce the highest quality product, AZCAN implements best practices in technological innovation, design and quality management. AZCAN is constantly investing in R&D to provide the utmost level of protection and performance. As an example of a recent engineering achievement within its vehicles, AZCAN incorporates an innovative lightweight armor plate that increases both the maneuverability and speed performance in comparison with other similarly-sized vehicles in the market. AZCAN’s armored vehicles are engineered to meet the highest international standards as a result of their first-class assembly, certified armor and modern electronic components. Security and safety are the key guiding principles of the company and all materials are certified by third party organizations as well as tested at their own testing facility in Canada.