Otokar, Turkey’s global land systems manufacturer participates in Europe’s largest defense industry exhibition, Eurosatory 2022, on June 13-17, in Paris, France. During the 5-day exhibition, Otokar will promote its wheeled and tracked armored vehicles as well as its capabilities in land systems.
Otokar will be at Hall 6 Stand B-51 presenting the following vehicles:
TULPAR Medium Tank, with COCKERILL 3105- 105 mm turret system;
TULPAR Infantry Fighting Vehicle, with 30 mm RAFAEL SAMSON Remotely Controlled Turret
ARMA 8×8 Multi-wheeled Armored Vehicle, with 30 mm OTOKAR MIZRAK Remotely Controlled Turret;
ARMA 6×6 Multi-wheeled Armored Vehicle, with 25 mm OTOKAR MIZRAK Remotely Controlled Turret;
COBRA II MRAP Mine-resistant Ambush Protected Vehicle
COBRA II Personnel Carrier.
Pointing out that Eurosatory is one of the most important events of the defense industry; Otokar General Manager Serdar Görgüç said, “As a global player in defense industry, we are delighted to exhibit our vehicles again at Europe’s largest defense industry event. In 1990s when Otokar decided to exhibit Turkey’s first armored vehicle abroad, our first choice was Eurosatory. Since then this exhibition is particularly important for us to meet our current users and develop partnerships with potential users. We are proud to be here with 6 vehicles of different types and features from our broad product range.”
Reminding Otokar is a listed NATO and UN supplier, Görgüç continued: “Otokar’s military vehicles are actively in service in more than 35 countries and more than 55 end users in different climates and geographies around the world. Our combat proven know-how in land systems and related R&D, engineering and testing capabilities as well as our wide product range put us at the forefront of the global defense industry. We analyze different needs and expectations of our users, simulate these requirements in house and develop solutions that meet these requirements in the fastest manner. As a global brand in international defense industry, we are closer to our current and potential users at Central Asia and Gulf Region more than ever, thanks to our subsidiary companies “Otokar Central Asia” and “Otokar Land Systems”. We constantly continue to improve our capabilities and look for expansion opportunities in different regions. We are proud that today Otokar stands apart in the defense industry, not only with its proven land platforms but also global know-how, engineering, R&D and technology transfer capabilities.”
ARMA – MULTI-WHEELED ARMORED VEHICLE FAMILY
At Eurosatory Otokar displays multi-wheeled armored vehicles ARMA 6×6 and ARMA 8×8 with its own design MIZRAK Remotely Controlled Turret.
The ARMA multi-wheeled vehicle range is a combat-proven IFV family and a modular platform for various missions. ARMA meets survivability, protection level, and mobility requirements of modern armies’ in combat and peace keeping operations. In addition to its high combat weight and spacious interiors, the ARMA range also draws attention with its low silhouette. Thanks to an amphibious kit, the vehicle can swim in the water without any preparation and travel up to 8 kph.
The armored monocoque body with high ballistic and mine protection is a modular platform that allows the integration of mission equipment or weapon systems in different specifications. ARMA can be used with weapon systems ranging from 7.62 mm to 105 mm, and provide a suitable platform for command and control, engineering, ambulance, recovery and similar vehicle variants.
TULPAR : ARMORED TRACKED VEHICLE
Otokar exhibits two different variants of TULPAR armored tracked vehicles, with two different turrets; 105 mm COCKERILL 3105 and 30 mm RAFAEL SAMSON Remotely Controlled Turret.
TULPAR Armored Tracked Vehicle stands out with mobility, high firepower, and survivability features. TULPAR is designed as a multi-purpose vehicle with variants ranging from 28000 kg to 45000 kg to fully satisfy the future global requirements. Future-oriented perspective of modularity is to increase operational flexibility by using common components and a common chassis over wide range of vehicle variants. TULPAR comes in several variants that share common subsystems.
Tested in the toughest climates and on rough terrain by different users worldwide, TULPAR boasts best-in-class ballistic and mine protection with modular armor technology and armor structure that can be configured and scaled according to threats.
In addition to providing an effective solution in missions that require high fire power, TULPAR can serve in all kinds of combat environments from urban, built-up areas and light bridges to woodlands and all terrains especially soft surfaces where main battle tanks are unable to operate due to their heavy weights.
COBRA II – WHEELED ARMORED VEHICLE
COBRA II offers high level of protection, payload capacity, and large internal volume.
In addition to superior mobility, COBRA II APC also comes with the capacity to accommodate 10 personnel including the driver and commander, offering high protection against ballistic, mine and IED threats. Delivering high performance in the toughest terrain and climate conditions with high power to weight ratio, COBRA II is tested rigorously in different parts of the world, on toughest terrain and climate conditions, and made thousands of miles. Preferred especially for offering a wide range of weapons integration and mission equipment options, COBRA II is successfully in service for border protection as well as internal security and peacekeeping missions in different users. The modular structure of COBRA II also makes the vehicle a flexible platform to be used as a personnel carrier, weapons platform, ground surveillance radar, CBRN reconnaissance vehicle, command control vehicle, and ambulance. Otokar exhibits the Personnel Carrier version of the COBRA II at Eurosatory.
COBRA II MRAP
COBRA II Mine-resistant Ambush Protected Vehicle (COBRA II MRAP) is developed to ensure high survivability in risky areas. The vehicle provides superior protection for the crew against ballistic, mine and IED threats while maintaining high cross-country mobility in battlefield conditions with its independent suspension system. It is specifically designed to provide high reliability, ease of maintenance.
With its modular design, COBRA II MRAP provides high payload and spacious internal space for integration of weapon systems and mission equipment. The vehicle can be configured with alternative seating layouts for up to 11 personnel with 3 or 5 door configurations as per specific user requirements.