OTOKAR, which has achieved significant success in the export of military armored vehicles in recent years, continues to demonstrate its capabilities in the defense industry on a global scale.
OTOKAR is exhibiting the COBRA II MRAP and tracked armored vehicle TULPAR with the MIZRAK turret system at the DSEI 2021 Fair, which started today (14 September 2021) in London, the capital of England.
Serdar Görgüç, who had an important role in OTOKAR’s local and global successes and the remarkable growth of the company during his term as General Manager, drew attention to the fact that the vehicles, all of which were developed by his own engineers, actively serve in very different geographies, challenging climatic conditions and risky areas.
“We analyze the different needs and expectations of our users in the field of land systems in the defense industry, and quickly develop solutions that can meet these needs with our engineering capabilities and superior R&D opportunities. During the fair, we plan to introduce our capabilities in the field of land systems to potential users, while improving our cooperation with our existing users.”
OTOKAR General Manager Serdar Görgüç emphasized that they are in export markets not only with their vehicles, but also with their after-sales services.
“We are always proud and honored to serve our heroic army with our vehicles designed and manufactured in Turkey. In addition to our country, we serve more than 55 different users in more than 35 friendly and allied countries, including NATO countries around the world. We provide the best protection against current and future threats. We are working to provide good products and services. Today, nearly 33,000 of our military vehicles actively serve within the scope of NATO and United Nations forces. Our goal is to increase our export activities and contribute more to the development of our country’s economy and defense industry.”
TULPAR, named after the legendary winged horse that protects the warriors in the Epic of Manas, was developed in line with the requirements of the 21st century.
The vehicle, which was exhibited in England with the MIZRAK turret system, also designed by OTOKAR, has high mobility as well as high ballistic and explosive protection.
Thanks to its modular structure, TULPAR, which has been tested in the harshest climate and heavy terrain conditions, responds to the different needs of users with a single platform.
TULPAR armored combat vehicles can be used in different missions. These missions inclue armored troop transport, air defense vehicle, reconnaissance vehicle, command and control vehicle, light and medium weight class tank armed with a 105 mm gun.
The vehicle is equipped with an automatic transmission, a high-performance power pack, and suspension that provides mobility on all kinds of terrain, and an electronic system with an open architecture.
It is possible to create customer-specific solutions easily with TULPAR’s modular structure.
In addition, sub-systems such as suspension, speed governor, track tensioner are designed and developed within OTOKAR, thus offering low life cycle costs to the user.
Another product of OTOKAR that attracts attention in export markets is the COBRA II Mine Resistant Ambush Protected Vehicle (COBRA II MRAP).
Developed to provide high survivability in risky areas, the COBRA II MRAP provides users with high ballistic and mine protection. COBRA II also has high mobility compared to vehicles in its class.
Due to its center of gravity being low, the COBRA II MRAP has superior mobility and handling not only on roads, but also on the rough terrain.
COBRA II’s low silhouette makes it harder to spot. The vehicle provides logistical advantages to its users on the battlefield with its modular structure.
COBRA II MRAP has the capacity to carry up to 11 personnel with different layout options.
The vehicle can be configured with 3 or 5 doors in accordance with user requirements.
OTOKAR, which was founded in 1963 and operates with products whose intellectual property rights belong to itself, offers special solutions that meet the needs of its users with its own technology, design and applications.
OTOKAR, a subsidiary of Koç Group, designs and manufactures various types of 4×4, 6×6, 8×8 tactical wheeled armored vehicles, tracked armored vehicles and turret systems in the defense industry.