ARMA 8x8 Multi-wheeled Armored Vehicle with KORHAN turret system
ARMA 8x8 Multi-wheeled Armored Vehicle with KORHAN turret system

Turkey’s Otokar to Showcase Its Next-generation Armored Vehicles at 15th IDEF

Otokar, Turkey’s global land systems manufacturer, will once again demonstrate its strength in the defense industry at the 15th IDEF International Defence Industry Exhibition on August 17-20, 2021. Otokar is set to make its mark on IDEF with next-generation vehicles with superior mobility and survivability features. Otokar, a Koç Group company and Turkey’s global land systems manufacturer, will showcase the defense industry vehicles and turret systems at the 15th IDEF Defence Industry Fair on August 17-20, 2021. At IDEF, organized under the aegis of the Turkish Presidency and hosted by the Turkish Ministry of Defense, Otokar will exhibit its next-generation armored vehicles with superior mobility and survivability features. Visitors will find the opportunity to see 11 armored vehicles of Otokar up close at the company’s booth at the ?stanbul Tüyap Fair Convention and Congress Center.

 TULPAR Next-generation Armored Tracked Vehicle, with 105 mm turret system
TULPAR Next-generation Armored Tracked Vehicle, with 105 mm turret system

General Manager Serdar Görgüç noted that Otokar is Turkey’s most experienced land systems company with 34 years of experience in military vehicles, “We strive to offer the best products and services to our users in more than 35 friendly and allied countries worldwide, including the Turkish army and security forces, against present and future threats. We reflect the experiences we gain in Turkey and other climates and geographies around the world on our vehicle development activities. At Otokar, an industry leader in land systems and a pioneer with many first to its name, we are always ready to serve our country with our products, engineering and manufacturing capabilities, and experience.”

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TULPAR-S Armored Tracked Vehicle
TULPAR-S Armored Tracked Vehicle

The next-generation products that Otokar will showcase at the fair include ARMA 6×6 and ARMA 8×8 multi-wheeled armored vehicles and TULPAR tracked vehicles. In addition, Otokar will debut AKREP IId, the diesel variant added to the AKREP II range, and COBRA II MRAP mine-resistant armored vehicle. The line-up of vehicles that Otokar will showcase at IDEF: TULPAR Next-generation Armored Tracked Vehicle, with 105 mm turret system and 30 mm MIZRAK turret system, TULPAR-S Armored Tracked Vehicle, with BA?OK turret system, ARMA 8×8 Multi-wheeled Armored Vehicle, with KORHAN turret system and 30 mm NEFER turret system, ARMA 6×6 Multi-wheeled Armored Vehicle, with 25 mm MIZRAK turret system, AKREP IId Armored Reconnaissance, Surveillance and Weapons Platform Vehicle, with 90mm turret system, COBRA II (MRAP Mine-resistant Ambush Protected Vehicle, Personnel Carrier and COBRA II Armored Medical Evacuation Vehicle) and URAL Armored Personnel Carrier, with BA?OK turret system.

 AKREP II Armored Reconnaissance, Surveillance and Weapons Platform Vehicle
AKREP II Armored Reconnaissance, Surveillance and Weapons Platform Vehicle

Otokar Otomotiv ve Savunma Sanayi A.?., also known simply as Otokar, is a Turkish bus and military vehicle manufacturer headquartered in Sakarya, Turkey. Otokar, a Koç Group company, has been providing solutions special to the needs of the customers with its own technology, design and applications since 1963. It is operating with over 2000 employees at the factory built on a land of 552,000 m2 in Sakarya. Otokar has been manufacturing buses for public transportation, light weight trucks for transportation and logistics industry, and tracked armoured vehicles and tactical armoured vehicles for the defense industry. Otokar produces wheeled military vehicles for the Turkish Armed Forces as well as other countries.

 COBRA II MRAP Mine-resistant Ambush Protected Vehicle
COBRA II MRAP Mine-resistant Ambush Protected Vehicle
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