Otokar, leading Turkish land systems manufacturer, has received the first contract for its new 6×6 tactical armoured vehicle ARMA from abroad. The contract is valued at $10.6m including the vehicles, spare parts and training. Deliveries under this contract award are expected to be completed in 15 months.

“This award demonstrates the trust to Otokar’s armoured tactical vehicles,” says Otokar’s general manager, Serdar Gorguc. “About 25,000 of Otokar’s tactical vehicles, which are in service of more than 20 armies played an important role for this contract.”

Reminding that Otokar had firstly displayed ARMA at Eurosatory 2010, Mr Gorguc continued: “ARMA is a new product family within Otokar’s tactical wheeled armoured vehicle range, with modular multi-wheel configuration. ARMA vehicle platform with superior tactical and technical features is an outstanding and cost-effective product among competitive products. Thanks to the high level of ballistic and mine protection as well as, the outstanding design allowing the integration of various types of weapon stations and mission equipments, ARMA is an adaptable platform for evolving mission needs in a modern battlefield.”

In November the Turkish Secretariat of Defence Industries has annouced Otokar to be Turkey’s largest privately-owned company of defence industry.