Otokar is to attend Bahrain International Airshow (BIAS) this week.

The event runs from 14-16 November.

A Koc Group company, Otokar is a leading supplier of the Turkish Military and Security Forces for wheeled tactical vehicles with more than 30 years’ experience in military vehicles.

During the exhibition, Otokar will promote its armoured military vehicles as well as turret systems.

Highlighting the company’s success in export markets, Otokar’s general manager Serdar Görgüç said: “Otokar continues to strengthen its position in the international defence industry with its extensive capabilities and wide product range. Apart from being the leading supplier of the Turkish military and security forces for wheeled tactical vehicles, our vehicles serve almost 55 different end users in 32 countries.

“Today over 30,000 Otokar military vehicles are in service around the world with an outstanding performance. Among those countries, Bahrain is particularly important for Otokar where many different vehicle types of wide Otokar wheeled military range are already serving successfully to the requirements of the esteemed Kingdom of Bahrain in different forces since 2002. We therefore are honored to be in BIAS again.”

Underlining Otokar’s strong existence especially in the Gulf region, Görgüç added: “We have been serving in GCC countries in an extensive manner since early 2000s. Due to our broad activities in the United Arab Emirates, our establishment of Otokar Land Systems in the country two years ago helps us a lot in our relations with all countries in the region.

“Through this company we became much closer to our customers and even more strengthen our existing relations. Through our recent activities, Otokar is no longer playing only a simple vehicle manufacturer and supplier role in GCC but also enjoys its local MRO activities and even transferring its engineering and manufacturing capabilities.”