Otokar from Turkiye aims to grow with technology transfer and local manufacturing opportunities in South America

by Zaur Babashov | Tuesday, Apr 11, 2023 | 170 views

Otokar is a Turkish defense industry company that specializes in designing, developing, and manufacturing military vehicles for various purposes. The company was founded in 1963 and is headquartered in Istanbul, Turkiye. Otokar’s product range includes armored personnel carriers, mine-protected vehicles, main battle tanks, tactical wheeled vehicles, and other special-purpose vehicles.

Otokar is a listed NATO and United Nations supplier, General Manager Serdar Görgüç, said: “Today, nearly 33,000 Otokar military vehicles are in the inventories of nearly 60 users in more than 40 countries. Today penetrating the South American market is one our top priorities”.

Stating that Otokar is among the global players in the defense industry Görgüç continued: “Otokar continuously strengthens its position in the international defense industry. We stand out with our ability to respond quickly to ever-changing requirements and needs of end users thanks to our design, test, and manufacturing capabilities. In the last decade, we allocated 7% of our revenue for our R&D and testing activities. We reflect on the experiences we gain in different climates and geographies around the world on our vehicle development activities. 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 thanks to our excellence in R&D, engineering and testing.”

Otokar Wheeled Armored Vehicles

Otokar stands apart with its expertise in the design, development and system integration of all kinds of vehicles and platforms in the field of land vehicles for the defense industry. Otokar designs and manufactures a wide range of tactical armored vehicles including 4×4 Cobra, Cobra II, Cobra II- MRAP, Akrep II, Ural, ISV, Arma 6×6, Arma 8×8, and Arma II 8×8. Otokar products are recognized for their survivability, superior mobility and modularity. Otokar’s combat-proven wheeled vehicles serve in challenging terrain and extreme weather conditions, and demonstrated their performance in various operations.

Otokar Tracked Armored Vehicles

Otokar’s Tulpar tracked armored vehicle family is designed as a multi-purpose vehicle platform with significant ballistic and mine protection and high payload capacity to meet the requirements of modern armed forces for all types of missions on the battlefield. Tulpar’s high power-to-weight ratio, all-terrain high-performance suspension and automatic track tensioning system offer superior mobility in diverse terrain and climatic conditions. Tulpar Medium Tank which is a part of the family is integrated with a 105 mm weapon system and provides a state-of-the-art solution with high firepower.

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