The KAPLAN ANTI-TANK is a new generation armored fighting vehicle that has the ability to move together with main battle tanks, taking a 21 Hp/ton power-to-weight ratio. KAPLAN ANTI-TANK platform design enables all kinds of missions to be performed by integrating different subsystems.
KAPLAN ANTI-TANK has a low silhouette, and has the ability to operate at high speed, not only on asphalt but also on soft soil, or muddy and rough terrains under all weather conditions.
The advanced suspension track system is designed to reduce vibrations and improve road holding. Access to the vehicle is gained through a personnel door on the ramp or the hydraulic ramp located at the rear of the vehicle. The maintenance and repair of the power pack is carried out via the cabin access hatch. For balance, the two fuel tanks are located at the rear and are fully-armored and isolated from the vehicle to ensure the security of personnel.
KAPLAN ANTI-TANK is one of the very few vehicles to have amphibious characteristics. Thanks to the two water propulsion systems located at the rear of the vehicle, KAPLAN ANTI-TANK can perform in deep and fast flowing waters. In addition to this, the driver is able to enter the water without prior preparation.
The hull of KAPLAN ANTI-TANK is manufactured and integrated using a ballistic welding technique. While the power pack cabin and the expanded driver area is located at the front of the vehicle, the gunner and the commander areas are located in the middle of the vehicle. The rear part includes the gunner’s aid and additional crew sections.
There are also laser-protected glass periscopes that allow the driver to see outside with a wide angle of view, providing a high situational awareness. Integrated night vision systems are standard in all variants.