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Otokar Exhibits AKREP II R Armored Reconnaissance and Surveillance Vehicle at IDEF 2023

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Otokar Exhibits AKREP II R Armored Reconnaissance and Surveillance Vehicle at IDEF 2023

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Otokar Exhibits AKREP II R Armored Reconnaissance and Surveillance Vehicle at IDEF 2023
Otokar Exhibits AKREP II R Armored Reconnaissance and Surveillance Vehicle at IDEF 2023

Turkish bus and military vehicle manufacturer Otokar exhibits its AKREP II R Armored Reconnaissance and Surveillance Vehicle for the first time at IDEF 2023. AKREP II R 4×4 Reconnaissance and Surveillance Vehicle, the new variant of AKREP II, which comes with a low silhouette, agility, and terrain capability. Developed as a forward reconnaissance and surveillance vehicle, AKREP II R is capable of easily performing scouting and surveillance activities in proximity to the battlefield with its low silhouette and communicating the acquired information to a command and control center thanks to the on-board battlefield management system and the satellite communication system. The powerpack is quite unique in the military, as a U-drive has been adopted in order to shorten the pack, to fit it inside the rear engine compartment.

The reconnaissance and surveillance system is integrated into the vehicle in a way to be completely concealed when not in use, thanks to an extendable mast embedded in the body. The vehicle also features a remote-controlled weapon system, which makes it possible to engage self-protection and/or destroy the detected targets in the nearby combat zone. The 12.7 mm cannon mounted on the vehicle can be commanded from inside the car. There is an E/O system on the mast system that increases the range. The car has a hybrid engine system. Thus, the vehicle, which has a range of 500 km with diesel fuel, moves at a range of 50 km with an electric motor without emitting acoustic and thermal signals. Thanks to the CBRN protection equipment, auxiliary power group and other support equipment that can be added to the vehicle with a capacity of three personnel.

AKREP II R Armored Reconnaissance and Surveillance Vehicle
AKREP II R Armored Reconnaissance and Surveillance Vehicle. (Photo by Otokar)

Akrep II is a Turkish multi-role vehicle produced by Otokar. There were 2 main types of Akrep II, the electric-drive type is called Akrep IIe, and the diesel-drive type is called Akrep IId. A hybrid-drive version is planned. The vehicle can also be configured as a weapon platform for quick reaction, surveillance missions, armored security, base/air defense missions and other similar missions. As standard equipment Akrep II is equipped with central tire inflation, run flat inserts, ABS, air conditioning. Rear axle steering (which allows reducing the turning radius), CBRN filtration, self recovery winch, and numerous situational awareness and safety systems can be optionally equipped.

Otokar is a Turkish bus and military vehicle manufacturer headquartered in Sakarya, Turkey. Otokar is a subsidiary of KoC Holding. Otokar produces wheeled military vehicles for the Turkish Armed Forces as well as other countries. Otokar is a company that supplies various products to NATO and the United Nations and provides military vehicles to nearly 60 users in more than 40 friendly and allied countries. OTOKAR adds ALPAR Heavy Class Tracked Unmanned Ground Vehicle, ARMA II 8×8 Vehicle and AKREP II R Reconnaissance-Surveillance vehicle to its armoured product family. The company allocate seven per cent of our turnover to research and development activities. Our R&D spending for the last ten years has reached 2.1 billion TL.

Otokar Exhibits AKREP II R Armored Reconnaissance and Surveillance Vehicle at IDEF 2023
Otokar Exhibits AKREP II R Armored Reconnaissance and Surveillance Vehicle at IDEF 2023. (Photo by Otokar)

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