Otokar showcases armoured vehicles
Abu Dhabi, March 3, 2011
Otokar, the biggest privately owned company of Turkish defence industry, presented its new armoured vehicles at the recently concluded International Defence Exhibition and Conference (Idex) in Abu Dhabi.
Otokar exhibited its 6x6 Arma in Gulf Region for the first time.
“Arma is a new product family within the Otokar’s the tactical wheeled armoured vehicle range with modular multi-wheel configuration” said Serdar Görgüç, general manager of Otokar.
“First Arma contract had been signed only six months after we launched the family. We are glad to see the trust to Otokar’s armoured tactical vehicles.”
The 6.4 m long, 2.7 m wide and 2.2 m high Arma 6x6 variant has an 19 tonnes combat weight and carries a driver, commander and eight dismounts in its fully NBC protected hull. The vehicle is C-130 air transportable in standard configuration.
Otokar also displayed its Kaya Troop Carrier of its Kaya mine resistant armoured vehicle family. The vehicle provides not only superior mine and ballistic protection but also high levels of cross country capability.
In order to provide excellent cross country capabilities, the Kaya was developed on the Daimler Chrysler Unimog 5000 running chassis. Kaya 4x4 mine protected vehicle with its flexible body configuration can easily be configured for different missions along with varying user needs.
Otokar’s 4x4 armoured vehicle Cobra was displayed with remote controlled weapon station at Idex. The Cobra is in duty in various countries including the Gulf Region. The Cobra provides superior mobility, a high level of protection, adaptability to various missions and a low logistic footprint. – TradeArabia News Service
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