IDEF 2019: Otokar Medical evacuation armored vehicle based on Cobra II
At IDEF 2019, the Turkish Company OTOKAR, a global leader in the manufacturing of armored vehicles unveils the medical evacuation armored based on the Cobra II 4x4 armored vehicle. Designed according to evolving needs and the demands of the existing users base spread over five continents, COBRA II has the same mobility with COBRA, but features a higher carrying capacity and a higher internal volume for various roles.
Cobra II medical evacuation armored vehicle (Picture source Army Recognition)
The COBRA II medical evacuation vehicle, designed to provide high terrain capabilities with mine and ballistic protection, is intended to carry out all interventions expected from a standard medical evacuation vehicle. The COBRA II medical evacuation vehicle can deliver high performance even on wet and muddy terrain and enter into the heart of combat fields to evacuate wounded people and carry out the emergency intervention in dangerous zones. In order to serve as a MEDEVAC vehicle, the height and width of the standard COBRA II were increased for the mission, creating more interior space. The rear door was specially designed as a ramp door for ease of loading of stretchers.
Several functions related to the ambulance section of the vehicle can be controlled at the rear by medical personnel in backward sitting jump seat while the front and rear compartments can be isolated from each other when needed. COBRA II medical evacuation vehicle’s patient layout is for 3 patients either as ‘2 sitting and 1 on stretcher’ or ‘2 on stretchers’ which can be configured by the crew. Except for patients, the vehicle has space for a driver, commander and medical personnel in each version.