Otokar, A Koç Group company and the global land systems manufacturer of Turkey, debuts the Mobile Repair and Recovery Vehicle variant of ARMA II 8×8 for the first time at the 16th International Defence Industry Fair (IDEF) held from 25 to 28 July in Istanbul. Powered by a 720 hp engine, the Alma II Mobile Repair and Recovery Vehicle has a dozer blade on the front for operations such as preparing positions or pit and trench breaching. The vehicle can tow an armoured vehicle weighing 70 tonnes. With dozer blade mounted on the front of the vehicle; it can perform operations such as position preparation, pit and trench closing. With long and high capacity boom crane; it can lift the turret and powerpack of armored vehicles under the most difficult conditions and transfer them to logistics vehicles. Thanks to the lifting and towing equipment specially designed for the vehicle, it has the capacity to tow another 8×8 vehicle which has a missing first axle on a carrier trailer. The high-capacity and long-rope main rescue winch can pull damaged vehicles in the field from a long distance to the safe zone. The vehicle also has cameras providing a 360° view to the crew.
Otokar Arma is a 6×6 and 8×8 amphibious wheeled armored combat vehicle family designed and developed by Otokar. The vehicle is a modular multi-wheel configurable with a monocoque steel hull. The ARMA II 8×8 Wheeled Armored Vehicle was developed by Otokar’s research and development team, taking into account the asymmetrical threats frequently encountered in conflicts in different geographies, in addition to classical combat conditions. ARMA II offers the highest ballistic, mine and improvised explosive (IED) protection in its class in the world, together with its high terrain capability in an optimum way. With a maximum payload of 40 tons and a 720 HP engine, ARMA II allows the integration of heavy weapon systems up to 120mm caliber, as well as greater carrying capacity, more protection features. In addition to being used as a standard wheeled armored combat vehicle and armored personnel carrier for the infantry class, different weapon systems, equipment and various systems can be integrated into ARMA II. In ARMA II, the steering system can control all axles, in this sense, all wheels are steerable. Otokar also unveiled the Alma II infantry fighting vehicle with an indigenously produced powerpack at the 16th IDEF.
Otokar showcases its world-renowned military vehicles and turret systems at IDEF ‘23, the 16th edition of the IDEF Defense Industry Fair. During the 4-day fair at Tüyap Fair and Congress Center, Otokar exhibits 11 military vehicles, its turret systems and introduces ARMA 8×8 Driver Gunner Training Simulator. Meanwhile Otokar’s ARMA 8×8 Low Altitude Air Defense Vehicle and ARMA 6×6 HPEM Vehicle are showcased at the Aselsan booth during the fair. Otokar, which celebrates its 60th anniversary this year, once again made its mark on the exhibition with its armored vehicles recently added to its product range. Otokar allocates 7% of its revenues for R&D activities, emphasizing that continuous efforts to develop itself further and pioneer innovation are the drivers of the company’s success.