Otokar, the largest privately-owned defence industry company in Turkey, is showcasing its design armoured vehicle ARMA 8x8 and UCOK turret system at the Defence and Security Equipment International (DSEI) 2017, a leading event for the global defence and security sector, being held in London, UK.
The event which kicked off today (September 12) will conclude on September 15, and is being held at ExCeL, London.
The company boasts a wide range of land defence systems from 4x4 to 8x8, from tracked armoured vehicles to turret systems, and is Turkey’s largest privately owned defence company, said a statement.
The ARMA 8x8 is a modular multi-wheeled vehicle with superior tactical and technical features. Thanks to its superior mobility, high mine and ballistic protection, medium and high calibre weapon system integration options; it is capable to serve modern armies in the real battlefield, peace keeping and human relief operations in most difficult terrain and climatic conditions, it said.
ARMA 8x8; is available in various types of configurations such as personnel carrier, infantry fighting vehicle, fire support vehicle, mortar carrier, short and medium range air defence, mobile gun carrier, command and control vehicle with optional amphibious capability. ARMA is suitable for integration of various weapon systems from light machine gun weapon stations up to 25-30 mm medium calibre cannon and 105 mm cannon, it added.
The UCOK stabilised machine gun platform utilises 12.7mm/7.62mm machine gun or 40mm automatic grenade launcher on the same platform, said a statement.
The weapon station has dual axes independently driven sight which accommodates a thermal camera, a CCD camera and a laser range finder. Independent driven sight allows the aiming reticle stay on the target even the super-elevation and lead angles are given to the weapon for accurate firing.
Serdar Görgüç, general manager, Otokar, said: “Our strength in the defence industry is driven by our experience, engineering and R&D capabilities, and successful use of technology.”
“Apart from being the leading supplier of the Turkish Military and Security Forces for wheeled tactical vehicles, our military vehicles serve almost 50 different end users in over 30 countries,” he said.
“Today nearly 30,000 of our military vehicles are in service in many different parts of the world with an outstanding performance. I believe DSEI is a great opportunity to get together with our existing and potential users, listen to their requirements and seek for further opportunities to serve their future needs,” he added.
Görgüç continued: “Our clients with Otokar vehicles in their inventories are references for new clients. This year, we have taken our exports one step further with the agreement in cooperation with Tawazun, the leading investment company in UAE.”
“From now on, we will not only export products but also our innovation and technology capabilities,” he concluded. – TradeArabia News Service