Otokar, Turkey’s leading land systems manufacturer, participated in Bahrain International Defence Exhibition and Conference (BIDEC) 2017, exhibiting its wheeled armoured vehicles ARMA 6×6, URAL and COBRA at its stand, D2.
Stating that Otokar boasts the widest land defence systems product range from 4×4 to 8×8, from tracked armoured vehicles to turret systems, General Manager Serdar Görgüç said: “Apart from being the leading supplier of the Turkish Military and Security Forces for wheeled tactical vehicles, our military vehicles serve almost 50 different end users in over 30 countries.
“Today, over 30,000 Otokar military vehicles are in service in many different parts of the world with an outstanding performance. Our strength in the defence industry is driven by our experience, engineering and R&D capabilities, and successful use of technology.
“BIDEC 2017 is an important organisation in terms of increasing cooperation in the region.”
Reminding Otokar’s strong existence in Gulf region, Görgüç added; “In 2016, we established a new company titled Otokar Land Systems Limited in the United Arab Emirates to strengthen our position as one of the world’s leading players in the defence industry.
“With Otokar Land Systems, we aim to be closer to our users in region. In addition, we intend to strengthen our cooperation abroad, and open to new markets. Accordingly, this year we have taken our exports one step further with the agreement in cooperation with Tawazun, for the supply of 8×8 amphibious infantry fighting vehicles to UAE Armed Forces.”
ARMA: Modular 6×6 Armoured Vehicle
Otokar presents ARMA 6×6 in BIDEC 2017; the modular multi-wheeled vehicle with superior tactical and technical features. Thanks to its superior mobility, high mine and ballistic protection and wide range of weapon integration options, ARMA is capable to serve modern armies in the real battlefield, peacekeeping and human relief operations in most difficult terrain and climatic conditions.
ARMA 6×6 is available in various types of configurations such as Personnel Carrier, Infantry Fighting Carrier, Command Post, Ambulance, CBRN reconnaissance, Driver Training and Reconnaissance with optional amphibious capability.
URAL: Ready for the Most Challenging Missions
Featuring outstanding mobility and a high level of protection, URAL has been designed to meet paramilitary users’ needs for a high-capacity armoured vehicle, also taking into account driving and personnel comfort. The specially developed suspension allows a high level of comfort for the personnel, while offering the driver easy and ergonomic drive. Featuring five doors and different interior layouts, URAL offers fast and easy access in an out of the vehicle, and an ergonomic interior.
COBRA: In Service of 15 Countries
One of a kind in its class in the world in terms of mobility, amphibious qualities, protection and modularity, COBRA meets the demands of armed and internal security forces. Today COBRA is actively used in 15 countries, and is also among the United Nations peacekeeping forces’ most preferred vehicles for its superior capabilities.
Otokar: Tailored to Meet Specific Needs
Founded in 1963, Otokar has been operating in the defence industry since 1987 when the company produced Turkey’s first tactical wheeled vehicles. The company, with a plant spread on 552,000 square metres of land and nearly 2,500 employees, designs and produces 4×4, 6×6, 8×8 tactical wheeled armoured vehicles, tracked armoured vehicles and turret systems tailored for specific client expectations and needs.
Having designed and developed the world’s most modern main battle tank ALTAY in accordance with the Turkish Armed Forces’ requirements, Otokar offers a wide product range that includes 4×4 tactical wheeled armoured vehicles COBRA, COBRA II, KAYA, KAYA II and URAL; multi-wheeled tactical vehicles ARMA 6×6, ARMA 8×8; tracked armoured vehicles TULPAR, TULPAR-S, and turret systems KESKİN, ÜÇOK, BAŞOK, BOZOK and MIZRAK. Otokar’s defence industry products are actively used by nearly 50 clients in more than 30 countries. Otokar, Turkey’s largest land systems producer, is part of Koç Group, also Turkey’s largest group of companies.