Otokar is participating in DSEI 2021 being held on 14-17 September 2021 in London, UK. Otokar is exhibiting COBRA II MRAP mine-resistant ambush protected vehicle and TULPAR modular armoured tracked vehicle with its MIZRAK turret system.
Highlighting Otokar’s strong R&D capabilities General Manager Serdar Görgüç said: “Our combat proven know-how in land systems and related R&D, engineering and testing capabilities as well as our wide product range puts us at the forefront of the global defence industry. In the last 10 years, we had allocated 8% of our revenue for our R&D and testing activities. 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 analyse 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.”
Regarding DSEI objectives Görgüç added: “As a qualified NATO and United Nations supplier, nearly 33 thousand military vehicles of Otokar are actively used in more than 35 countries in different climates and geographies around the world. We are ready to meet the different requirements of armed forces, not only by supplying products but also through transfer of technology and local production models. During DSEI, we will introduce our capabilities in land systems to potential users and develop our cooperation with our existing users.”
Emphasizing TULPAR’s success in trials Serdar Görgüç said: “TULPAR has been tested and qualified by Otokar R&D Centre in the past years. But in the recent user trials and tests we saw that performances obtained by the potential users are similar to those obtained in Otokar’s own trials, and TULPAR performed very well in different geographical and climate conditions. We believe that TULPAR is a very capable tracked armoured vehicle to meet the current and future requirements of modern armies.”
TULPAR, a Modular Armoured Vehicle
TULPAR stands out with mobility, high firepower, and survivability features. The vehicle is designed as a multi-purpose vehicle with variants ranging from 28,000 kg to 45,000 kg to fully satisfy the future global requirements. Future-oriented perspective of modularity is to increase operational flexibility by using common components and a common chassis over wide range of vehicle variants. TULPAR comes in several variants that share common subsystems.
Tested in tough climates and on rough terrain, TULPAR boasts high ballistic and mine protection with modular armour technology and an armour structure that can be configured and scaled according to threats.
In addition to providing an effective solution in missions that require high fire and destruction power, 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.
MIZRAK Remote Controlled Weapon Station
MIZRAK is an unmanned remote controlled weapon station (RCWS) which is designed for wheeled and tracked armoured fighting vehicles. It is remotely controlled from inside the vehicle under armour. The MIZRAK displayed at the exhibition is armed with a 30 mm cannon and a 7.62 mm coaxial MG. MIZRAK has the latest generation digital fire control system architecture having dual-axes independently stabilized commander and gunner sights and utilising high performance thermal and daylight cameras and a laser range finder.
Made for the Most Demanding Missions: COBRA II MRAP
Mine-resistant Ambush Protected Vehicle version of COBRA II (COBRA II MRAP) is developed to ensure high survivability in risky areas. The vehicle provides superior protection for the crew against ballistic, mine and IED threats while maintaining high cross-country mobility in battlefield conditions with its independent suspension system. It is specifically designed to provide high reliability, ease of maintenance and quick removal / installation of power pack.
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.