Otokar aims to strengthen its presence in Asia-Pacific
Otokar, Turkey’s global land systems manufacturer participates in DSA (Defence Services Asia) 2022, on March 28-31, in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. During the exhibition, Otokar will exhibit its ARMA 6x6 Wheeled Armored Vehicle and COBRA II Tactical Armored Vehicle.
Stating that Otokar military vehicles are actively used in five continents, General Manager Serdar Görgüç, said, “As a listed NATO and UN supplier, Otokar’s military vehicles are actively in service in more than 35 countries and almost 55 end users in different climates and geographies around the world. Otokar also stands out with its technology transfer and local production capabilities. With this respect Asia Pacific region is particularly important for Otokar, where our wide range of vehicles operate successfully for many years. We aim to expand our activities in the region in order to meet the existing and future requirements of our clients. In this context, we focus on collaboration opportunities including local production models through transfer of technology at DSA.”
Highlighting that in the last decade Otokar has allocated approximately 8 percent of its revenues for R&D expenditures Görgüç continued, “Otokar stands apart with its expertise in design, development and system integration of both combat proven wheeled and tracked platforms, where they are internationally known for their survivability, superior mobility and modularity in challenging terrains and extreme weather conditions. We continue to introduce innovative solutions in land systems by taking into account the current and future requirements of modern armies and security forces. We analyze the different needs and expectations of our users for land systems, simulate these requirements in house and develop solutions that meet these requirements in the fastest manner thanks to our excellence in R&D, engineering and testing.”
Otokar’s multi-wheeled modular armored vehicle ARMA 6x6 offers superior mobility, high mine and ballistic protection, as well as medium and high-caliber weapon system integration options. Offering high tactical and technical features, ARMA comes with an optional amphibious variant for peacekeeping and humanitarian aid operations in the most demanding terrain and climate conditions.
ARMA 6x6 stands out especially with its high payload capacity and large interior volume. ARMA can be equipped with different weapons and manned / unmanned turrets according to the needs. The ARMA 6x6 can be used for various missions as surveillance, recovery, armored personnel carrier, armored combat vehicle, command control, reconnaissance, and CBRN reconnaissance vehicle while different weapon systems can be integrated into the vehicle.
COBRA II offers high level of protection, payload capacity, and large internal volume. In addition to superior mobility, COBRA II also comes with the capacity to accommodate 10 personnel including the driver and commander, offering high protection against ballistic, mine, and IED threats. Delivering high performance in the toughest terrain and climate conditions with high power to weight ratio, COBRA II is tested rigorously in different parts of the world, on toughest terrain and climate conditions, and made thousands of miles. Preferred especially for offering a wide range of weapons integration and mission equipment options, COBRA II is successfully in service of ambulance, command & control, reconnaissance, border protection, signal vehicle as well as internal security and peacekeeping missions. The modular structure of COBRA II also makes the vehicle a flexible platform for a personnel carrier, weapons platform, ground surveillance radar, and CBRN reconnaissance vehicle.