Otokar Company from Turkey to submit final offer to start mass production of Altay main battle tank 13108164

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Company Otokar from Turkey to submit final offer to start mass production of Altay main battle tank
According the Turkish Newspaper website Daily Sabah, the Turkish Defense Company Otokar has submitted its final offer to start the mass production of the Turkish-made main battle tank Altay. Altay is a third generation main battle tank designed and developed in Turkey under the Milli Tank Üretim Projesi ALTAY (MITÜP ALTAY) programme (Altay National Tank Project).
     
According the Turkish Newspaper website Daily Sabah, the Turkish Defense Company Otokar has submitted its final offer to start the mass production of the Turkish-made main battle tank Altay. Altay is a third generation main battle tank designed and developed in Turkey under the Milli Tank Üretim Projesi ALTAY (MITÜP ALTAY) programme (Altay National Tank Project). Altay main battle tank at Otokar booth during IDEF 2015 defense exhibition in Istanbul, Turkey.
     
The final offer included the mass production of 250 Altay tank units and their integrated logistical support operations, according to the statement.
 

"Following our initial offer in January, we submitted our final offer early today upon the request by the SSM. As the maker of the 100 percent domestic-made battle tank, we are ready for the job with our human resources, experience and know-how" Otokar CEO Serdar Görgüç said, adding that the company also eyed meeting similar needs for Turkey's friendly and allied counties in the future.

The mass production of the Altay tank is among the main agenda items in Otokar's future goals. Otokar, in accordance with the "Modern Tank Production Project with National Opportunities - 1st Period Turkish Main Combat Tank Design and Prototype Production Main Agreement" - signed with the SSM in 2008, has completed the development process and prototype production.

The main armament of ALTAY main batle tank is a 120 mm 55 caliber smoothbore gun suitable for various kinds of rounds. The Turkish Company MKE was assigned to manufacture the 120 mm 55 caliber Main Armament by technology transfer from Hyundai Rotem of South Korea.

The design of ALTAY has been realized in order to fulfill all kinds of operational requirements derived from the technical and tactical demands of the Turkish Armed Forces. In this scope, ALTAY has been equipped with the latest technologies that are used in the modern tanks. With its superior fire power and hit rate, high mobility and survivability features, it’s anticipated that ALTAY will be one of the fundamental and deterrent assets of the Turkish Armed Forces.
 

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