IDEF 2023: Day 3 summary at International Defense Exhibition Istanbul Türkiye


ISTANBUL, TURKEY, July 30, 2023 - On the third day of the International Defense Exhibition (IDEF) 2023, renowned defense companies from around the globe showcased their latest military and security equipment across land, naval, and aerospace sectors. Notable among the displays were the exhibits by Turkish company Otokar and UAE-based International Armored Group (IAG).
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Discover the latest innovations and technologies of defense products at IDEF 2023, a defense exhibition in Istanbul, Türkiye. (Picture source Army Recognition)


Otokar, a leading provider of military land systems, presented an impressive lineup of armored vehicles, demonstrating their commitment to advancing defense technology. They unveiled their full range of tracked and wheeled armored vehicles, including the Ural Armoured Personnel Carrier, the Akrep 4x4 armored vehicle, and the Akrep II R reconnaissance and surveillance vehicle.

One of the highlights was the newly released Otokar ARMA II, an 8x8 armored vehicle armed with a 30mm automatic cannon and UNTAS anti-tank guided missile. The company also presented the ARMA II in ARV Armored Recovery and Repair Vehicle configuration.

Otokar's innovation in unmanned technology was also evident as they unveiled the ALPAR UGV, a state-of-the-art Unmanned Ground Vehicle. Other spotlight items included the Tulpar light tank fitted with a Belgian John Cockerill 105mm turret XC-8 105-HP, and the Otokar Cobra II 4x4 APC armored personnel carrier vehicle, which came equipped with a drone reconnaissance unit. The versatile Cobra II was also showcased in an ambulance version, underlining Otokar's comprehensive defense solutions.

The IDEF 2023 also saw the UAE-based company, International Armored Group (IAG), exhibit its full range of wheeled armored vehicles. IAG's display included the Rila 8x8 armored IFV Infantry Fighting Vehicle and the Rila 4x4 Xtreme MRAP Mine Resistant Ambush Protected vehicle. The company also unveiled the JAWS 4x4, a light armored tactical vehicle designed for security and police forces, demonstrating its versatility and focus on safety.

As the IDEF 2023 continues, viewers can look forward to a second virtual tour and the subsequent showcases of international defense companies. The Army Recognition editorial team will be covering further Defense Exhibitions, including the MSPO in Poland, DSEI in the United Kingdom, and Partner in Serbia.

Stay tuned for more updates on defense technologies and innovation from IDEF 2023. For any marketing and communication services related inquiries, please reach out to the Army Recognition Group. Contact us at this link This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or Tel +32 85 30 00 72.

Summary of the IDEF 2023 Day 3 Video:

00:00 INTRO
00:15 Virtual tour of IDEF 2023 International Defense Exhibition in Istanbul Türkiye
01:10 Turkish company Otokar presents its full range of tracked and wheeled armored vehicles at IDEF 2023
01:55 OTOKAR Ural Armoured Personnel Carrier
02:05 Otokar Akrep 4x4 armored vehicle fitted with 90mm Cockerill CSE 90LP turret
02:50 Otokar Akrep II R reconnaissance and surveillance 4x4 armored vehicle
03:06 New OTOKAR ARMA II 8x8 armored vehicle armed with 30mm automatic cannon and UNTAS anti-tank guided missile
03:41 OTOKAR ARMA 6x6 armored vehicle
03:51 OTOKAR unveils its new ARMA II in ARV Armored Recovery and Repair Vehicle configuration
04:10 OTOKAR unveils new ALPAR UGV Unmanned Ground Vehicle at IDEF 2023
04:52 Tulpar OTOKAR light tracked armored vehicle fitted with Aselsan 35mm automatic cannon turret
05:17 Tulpar light tank fitted with a Belgian John Cockerill 105mm turret XC-8 105-HP
05:20 OTOKAR Cobra II 4x4 APC armored personnel carrier vehicle fitted with a drone reconnaissance unit
05:43 Otokar Cobra II in ambulance version
05:50 Virtual tour part 2 of IDEF 2023 International Defense Exhibition in Istanbul, Türkiye
06:00 The UAE-based company IAG International Armore Group exhibits its full range of wheeled armored vehicles
06:33 IAG Rila 8x8 armored IFV Infantry Fighting Vehicle
07:08 IAG Rila 4x4 Xtreme MRAP Mine Resistant Ambush Protected vehicle
07:47 IAG JAWS 4x4 light armored tactical vehicle designed for security and police forces
12:01 Next Defense Exhibition coverages for Army Recognition: MSPO Poland, DSEI United Kingdom, Partner Serbia
12:54 Army Recognition Group contact information for marketing and communication services
13:10 OUTRO



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