Otokar received an order for the ARMA 6 × 6 Armoured Personnel Carrier worth €130 million from the Estonian Centre for Defence Investments (ECDI). According to the agreement signed on 18 October in Estonia by Magnus Valdemar Saar, Director General of ECDI and Sedef Vehbi, Deputy General Manager of Otokar Military Vehicles, maintenance equipment and training services will also be provided by Otokar along with the vehicles. The deliveries of the vehicles are planned to begin in the second half of 2024 and be completed in 2025. The signing ceremony was graced by Yaşar Güler, the Minister of National Defence and Hanno Pevkur, the Defence Minister of Estonia, and a Letter of Intent (LOI) was also signed between the two countries during the ceremony.
Otokar Vehicles Serve in 40 Countries
Sedef Vehbi, Deputy General Manager of Otokar Military Vehicles, highlighted that Otokar was a global player in the defence and aerospace sector and added: “We are proud to serve the Estonian Armed Forces with our ARMA 6 × 6 vehicles. Otokar, the leading Turkish land systems manufacturer, has nearly 33,000 military vehicles serving in over 40 allied and friendly countries across five continents. We strive to offer our users the best products and services with our global expertise, engineering achievements, R&D efforts, and technological capabilities.”
ARMA 6 × 6 Outshines Competitors
Vehbi also pointed out that Otokar was currently one of the suppliers of land systems for NATO and the United Nations, and stated the following: “The agreement we signed with Estonia is a milestone for our ARMA family. Our ARMA 6 × 6 has proven itself in different regions and climate conditions across the globe, and it will enter service in a NATO member country for the second time. We are proud that our ARMA 6 × 6 vehicle outperformed its international competitors in the rigorous evaluation by the Estonian Armed Forces. We see this agreement as the beginning of a long-term collaboration between the Estonian Armed Forces and Otokar.”