Malaysia - Otokar participates in the Malaysia 14th Defence Services Asia Fair, with its globally known armoured vehicles. Otokar displays its new 4x4 armoured vehicle COBRA II Air Defence Vehicle with Pedestal Mounted Air Defence System (PMADS) and ARMA 6x6 with open turret in its stand, Hall 2.
Highlighting the success of Otokar in international markets and the aim of opening to new markets General Manager Mr. Serdar Gorguc said: "Otokar is the main land systems supplier of Turkish Armed Forces. We have delivered over 28 thousand military vehicles to nearly 40 different users in around 30 countries."
Otokar tactical armoured vehicles are operating under many different geographical and extreme climate conditions in the world and their combat capabilities are proven in the real combat situations in high risk areas. Today, Otokar military vehicles are globally deployed in various operations under UN and NATO flags.
Otokar provides the modern armies with state-of-the-art tactical vehicles in different configurations through its product spectrum that covers the full range of armoured vehicles from 4 tons up to main battle tanks.
Otokar is also the prime contractor for Turkey's largest land systems program: Altay Turkish National Main Battle Tank Project. Altay project requires the design, development, production, test and qualification of a platform that will meet the technical and tactical requirements of the Turkish Land Forces Command.
Last year Otokar expanded its range of tactical wheeled armoured vehicles with new products. The company aimed to build on the success of COBRA, which is currently operated in 15 countries around the world, with COBRA II. Designed according to evolving needs and the demands of the existing users base spread over five continents, COBRA II has the same mobility with COBRA, but features a higher carrying capacity and a higher internal volume for various roles. Regarded as the integral part of the product family, COBRA II was introduced to the world for the first time in May 2013. Besides outstanding mobility capability and 4 crew carrying capacity, the vehicle provides protection, firepower and mission equipment for users at different types of missions. The Cobra II Pedestal Mounted Air Defence System (PMADS) exposed in 2014 DSA is equipped with the Low Altitude Air Defence Missile System (AIHSFS missile) made by ASELSAN. The vehicle is able to defence moving or static troops and tactical bases against air attacks.
Due to its very sensible aiming and fire line stabilization, the Cobra II Air Defence Vehicle can fulfill target seeking, detection, hunting and shooting while moving. With its flexible architecture, the vehicle can operate common with allied air defence systems control, communication and information troops or can operate autonomously.
ARMA multi-wheel tactical armoured vehicle family
ARMA is a new generation modular multi-wheel armoured vehicle with superior tactical and technical features. Thanks to the modularity and highly protected armoured monocoque hull design, ARMA is a modular platform that forms a basis for 6x6 and 8x8 family of vehicles with a high common logistics. ARMA's basic architecture, allows the integration of various types of mission equipment or weapon systems capable of meeting today's and future needs of the modern armies in the conventional battlefield and peace-keeping operations. ARMA, being an agile and highly maneuverable platform, can cross over long distances in a wide range of challenging terrains from deserts to arctic conditions.
ARMA 6x6 has an 18,500 kg gross vehicle weight and transports eight dismounts, besides driver, and commander.
Depending on the customer requirements, ARMA can be equipped with a 450 HP or more powerful engines and proven driveline components to perform superior mobility on all terrain conditions. The engine is located at the right front of the vehicle, allowing a comparatively high internal volume to be efficiently and ergonomically used. Water-cooled turbo charged diesel engine capable of running on F-34 or F-54 fuel drives the wheels through an automatic gearbox and transfer box.
The independent suspension system enhanced with Run Flat Tires, built-in Central Tires Inflation System (CTIS) and Anti-locking Brake System (ABS) improves ground mobility and ride comfort even over the roughest terrain. Vehicle's mobility is further enhanced with longitudinal and transverse differential locks and the high power to weight ratio coupled with high ground clearance and approach/departure angles. Also, ARMA provides amphibious capability by twin hydraulically driven propellers with joystick control.
ARMA provides a high level of protection against ballistic and mine threats by means of high hardness monocoque steel hull. V-shaped monocoque type body structure provides high level of mine blast protection for the crew. Specially designed seats preventing body injuries such as head, neck, spinal cord and pelvis and multi-point seat belt provides safe cruising for the crew.
ARMA family, thanks to its high payload and large internal volume, allows integration of various types of mission equipment and weapon systems. Furthermore, with the outstanding design supporting various types of mission equipment, ARMA can be easily adapted for a wide range of roles and missions such as Personnel Carrier, Infantry Fighting Vehicle, Command and Control Vehicle, Reconnaissance / Surveillance Vehicle, CBRN (Chemical Biological Radiological Nuclear) Reconnaissance Vehicle, Maintenance / Recovery Vehicle and Medical Evacuation Vehicle.