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Otokar Showcases Land Systems at WDS24

COBRA II with MIZRAK 25 at WDS24 [© Bob Morrison]

Otokar make its debut and showcases its supreme land system solutions at WDS24, the World Defense Show, in Riyadh.

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Press Release, Arifiye, 04 February 2024: The global land systems manufacturer, Otokar is set to make its debut at the World Defense Show (WDS) in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, between February 4-8, 2024. During the 5-day event, Otokar will display its broad range of armoured platforms and capabilities.

Otokar continues to showcase its globally recognised military vehicles and turret systems and participates in the World Defense Show (WDS) in Riyadh, the capital of Saudi Arabia. During the five-day event, Otokar will exhibit nine world-renowned platforms with their distinct features and capabilities at two separate booths—indoor and outdoor:

  • TULPAR Medium Tank with Leonardo HITFACT MkII 120 mm Turret
  • TULPAR-S Amphibious Tracked Armoured Personnel Carrier with 7.62 mm Turret
  • ARMA 8×8 Fire Support Vehicle with John Cockerill 105 mm Turret
  • ARMA 8×8 Infantry Fighting Vehicle with Mızrak 30 mm Turret
  • COBRA II 4×4 Mine-resistant Ambush Protected Vehicle with 25 mm RCWS
  • AKREP II 4×4 Reconnaissance Vehicle, with 90 mm John Cockerill Turret
  • COBRA II 4×4 Armoured Personnel Carrier with 12.7 mm RCWS
  • COBRA II 4×4 Armoured Personnel Carrier with Mızrak 12.7 mm Closed Cupola
  • URAL 4×4 ArmouredPatrol Vehicle with 12.7 mm Open Cupola

Undersigning important projects worldwide as a NATO and UN supplier, “Otokar strengthens its position in the global defence markets with solid steps,” said General Manager Serdar Görgüç. “Currently, more than 33,000 Otokar military vehicles are serving in more than 40 countries on five continents. Through our expertise, capabilities, and experience we are dedicated to provide the most efficient land systems solutions and wide scope of services to meet the existing and future requirements of our users. Within our worldwide customer portfolio, GCC is indeed one of our most important key markets. Various types of Otokar armoured vehicles are being successfully operated by the military and security forces of the Gulf Countries for quarter of a century. In this context, WDS presents a significant opportunity to strengthen our ties with the esteemed Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the entire region.

Serdar Görgüç continued: “Through our subsidiary ‘Otokar Land Systems’ established in 2016, Otokar strengthened its presence in GCC being physically closer to its users. Being local is exceptionally important in order to serve and support our customers timely and efficiently. Within the past eight years, Otokar Land Systems have conducted important projects with successful results. Our technology transfer and local production desire in Gulf, coupled with our strong design, development, technology and engineering capabilities, carried Otokar to the forefront of the global defence industry. During WDS, we aim to reinforce this position and forge new partnerships.”

TULPAR [© Otokar]

TULPAR MEDIUM TANK:

Otokar is exhibiting TULPAR Medium Tank with Leonardo HITFACT Mk II 120mm turret at WDS.

TULPAR stands out with mobility, high firepower, and survivability features. TULPAR is designed as a multi-purpose tracked vehicle with variants ranging from 28,000kg to 45,000kg to fully satisfy the modern armies’ existing and future requirements.

TULPAR comes in several variants having common subsystems. Tested in the toughest climates and on rough terrain conditions, TULPAR boasts high ballistic and mine protection with modular armour.

In addition to its high fire and destruction power, with its high mobility TULPAR, can serve in all kinds of combat environments from urban, built-up areas and light bridges to woodlands and all terrains, especially soft surfaces where main battle tanks are unable to operate due to their heavy weights.

TULPAR-S AMPHIBIOUS TRACKED ARMORED PERSONNEL CARRIER:

TULPAR-S is displayed in WDS with 7.62 mm Turret. TULPAR-S is an amphibious Light Tracked Vehicle offering a common platform for mission specific variants such as Infantry Fighting Vehicle, APC, Armoured Weapon Carrier, Maintenance and Recovery Vehicle, Command & Control, Ambulance, Reconnaissance Vehicle.

ARMA 8×8 WHEELED ARMORED VEHICLE:

At WDS, Otokar exhibits two different variants of ARMA 8×8, one equipped with its 30 mm MIZRAK Turret and other with John Cockerill 105 mm turret.

ARMA 8×8 is a combat-proven modular platform with amphibious capabilities for various missions. ARMA meets survivability, protection level, and mobility requirements of modern armies. In addition to its high combat weight and spacious interiors, ARMA 8×8 also draws attention with its low silhouette.

The armoured monocoque body with high ballistic and mine protection allows the integration of variety of mission equipment and weapon systems in different specifications up to 120 mm. ARMA is a platform suitable for Command and Control, Engineering, Ambulance, Recovery, Support, and similar missions.

COBRA II [© Otokar]

COBRA II MRAP:

The COBRA II Mine-resistant Ambush Protected Vehicle (COBRA II MRAP) is displayed with 25 mm RCWS at WDS. Cobra II MRAP is developed to ensure high survivability in risky areas. The vehicle provides superior protection for the crew against kinetic energy, mine and IED threats while maintaining high cross-country mobility in battlefield conditions with its independent suspension system. High reliability, ease of maintenance are the other two important design criteria.

With its modular design, COBRA II MRAP provides high payload and spacious internal space for integration of weapon systems and mission equipment. The vehicle can be configured with alternative seating layouts for up to 11 personnel with 3 or 5 door configurations as per specific user requirements.

COBRA II TACTICAL WHEELED ARMORED VEHICLE:

At WDS, Otokar showcases COBRA II with two different turrets, one 12.7 mm RCWS and the other 12.7 mm MIZRAK Closed Turret.

Globally known COBRA II offers high level of protection, payload capacity, and large internal volume. In addition to its superior mobility, COBRA II offers high protection against ballistic, mine, and IED threats. With high power to weight ratio COBRA II delivering high performance. The vehicle is operated by many armies in different parts of the world, on toughest terrain and climate conditions. Being suitable for the integration of wide range of weapon and mission equipment options, COBRA II is successfully in service for border protection as well as internal security and peacekeeping missions in different users. The modular structure of COBRA II also makes the vehicle a flexible platform to be used as a personnel carrier, weapons platform, ground surveillance radar, CBRN reconnaissance vehicle, command control vehicle, and ambulance.

AKREP II with John Cockerill 90mm turret at WDS24 [© Bob Morrison]

NEXT-GENERATION MODULAR ARMORED VEHICLE – AKREP II:

Otokar is exhibiting AKREP II with a John Cockerill 90 mm turret at WDS. AKREP II, built on Otokar’s initial AKREP developed in 1990s, is designed as an armoured reconnaissance and surveillance vehicle and a large calibre weapon platform. Combining high firepower and survivability in a low silhouette, the AKREP II meets the current and future needs of modern armies by accommodating turrets up to 90mm cannon.

The four-wheel drive system and steerable rear axle of AKREP II greatly enhances the manoeuvrability capability of the vehicle. The vehicle has a superior mobility and handling capabilities in all terrain conditions no matter mud, snow or puddles. Its compact design, high level of both kinetic and mine protection, and the U-type power package placed at the rear of the vehicle make AKREP II a very special and competitive platform especially where the manoeuvrability is crowned with crab steering.

As a multi-role vehicle suitable for different types of missions, AKREP II provides effective firepower without compromising survivability as it can accommodate up to 90 mm calibre turrets. AKREP II can also be configured for the missions like surveillance, reconnaissance, air defence, forward observer, etc.

URAL TACTICAL WHEELED ARMORED VEHICLE:

Otokar displays URAL 4×4 Tactical Wheeled Armoured Vehicle at WDS. URAL is a unique product born from an innovative approach, designed to meet the needs of paramilitary users for 4×4 armoured tactical vehicles in different configurations with a versatile and modular solution. With such modular structure, URAL can be easily adapted to different missions’ equipment, weapon systems, and configuration requirements.

Multiple variants tailored to client requests are currently used in diverse missions.

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