Eurosatory 2018: Otokar from Turkey unveils Tulpar 105mm light tank

Turkish Defense Company Otokar, a Koç Group company, has unveiled its TULPAR 105mm Light Tank for the first time at Eurosatory 2018, Europe’s largest defense industry exhibition that takes place in Paris (France) from June 11th and 15th. The TULPAR tracked chassis is designed as a multi-purpose vehicle platform in regards to users’ needs of diverse missions.

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OTOKAR Tulpar light tank 105mm at Eurosatory 2018, International Land and Airland Defence & Security Exhibition in Paris, France. (Picture source Army Recognition)

Otokar TULPAR Light Tank stands out with its mobility, firepower and protection. The vehicle is integrated with CMI Cockerill®’s3105 turret with autoloader, which is capable of firing all kinds of 105 mm NATO ammunition and the Falarick Gun Launched Anti-Tank Guided Missile (GLATGM) with its high pressure 105 mm tank gun.The Fire Control System (FCS) with fully stabilized day/night (thermal imaging) sights and coincidence firing logic provideshigh first-round hit probability against static or moving targets andHunter-Killer Capability provides single and multiple target engagements.CMI Cockerill® 3105 turret has a two-mancrew.

TULPAR Light Tank offers effective solution for missions requiring high fire and destructive power. Thanks to its superior mobility, TULPAR Light Tank can operate in diverse terrains where the Main Battle Tanks cannot serve due to their weight and size; like bridge capacities or in built up areas.

TULPAR is designed as a multi-purpose vehicle platform in regards to users’ needs of diverse missions. The vehicle offers an ideal platform for the light tank. Tested in the toughest climate conditions and the most challenging terrains, TULPAR features a modular armor technology that can be configured and scaled according to threats as well as the best mine protection in its class. TULPAR can be integrated with active protection systems and has the capacity to accommodate 3 crew (Commander, gunner and driver) plus 2 personnel. Its outstanding Integrated Logistic Support System provides low lifecycle support costs.

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