Al Jasoor, a joint venture between Heavy Vehicles industries (HVI) and Otokar Land systems UAE, has secured an AED2bn ($544m) contract to deliver amphibious infantry fighting vehicles for the UAE military.
The contract for 8×8 amphibious infantry fighting vehicles was awarded by the General Headquarters (GHQ) of the UAE Armed Forces.
The GHQ's decision to purchase the vehicles was made following a thorough commercial / technical evaluation by Tawazun, Otokar stated.
Otokar general manager Serdar Görgüç said: "Otokar is very proud to be a partner in this important programme, and it shall be a privilege for Otokar to be able to serve the UAE Army and to meet their high standards.”
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Al Jasoor will manufacture the vehicles in Abu Dhabi, by using the existing facilities of Tawazun Industrial Park.
The 8×8 infantry vehicle will be equipped with an amphibious kit and is capable of withstanding mines and ballistic threats.
It underwent a series of successful extensive all-terrain tests in the UAE, according to the statement.
Earlier this year, Otokar presented Cobra II, Kaya II, Arma 6×6, as well as the new generation tracked armoured vehicle Tulpar-S personnel carrier version at IDEX 2017.
The Cobra II has been designed to provide protection against current threats, while Arma is a multi-wheeled modular armoured vehicle provides mine and ballistic protection, as well as medium and high-calibre weapon system integration options.
Otokar's Kaya II is a mine-resistant personnel carrier developed for export markets and successfully passed tests in many different regions worldwide.
The Tulpar-S personnel carrier with flexible electronic architecture can be used in various configurations ranging from weapons carriers to personnel carriers.
Image: The contract for 8×8 amphibious infantry fighting vehicles was awarded by the General Headquarters (GHQ) of the UAE Armed Forces. Photo: courtesy of Otokar Otomotiv ve Savunma Sanayi.