IDEF 2019: OTOKAR new combat wheeled and tracked armored vehicles

The Turkish Company Otokar, a global leader in the manufacturing of tracked and wheeled armored vehicles of Turkey and a Koç Group company, is showcasing its own design and latest generation of military vehicles and turret systems at IDEF 2019, the 14th International Defence Industry Fair that takes place in Istanbul, Turkey. At IDEF, OTOKAR unveils new products including theTULPAR Medium Tank, the AKREP IIe, the first Turkish electric armored vehicle, the COBRA II in Medical Evacuation variant and URAL SOV 4x4 Special Operations Vehicle.

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New AKREP IIe, fully electric armored vehicle at IDEF 2019, defense exhibition in Turkey. May 1, 2019. (Picture source Army Recognition)

Visitors of the Otokar booth at IDEF 2019, defense exhibition get to see the wide product range as well the company’s new armored vehicles for the first time. As well as debuting new vehicles, Otokar will also introduce its TULPAR MediumTank in Turkey as a first. AKREP IIe, the first member of Otokar’s new generation armored vehicle family and the first Turkish electric armored vehicle, COBRA II Medical Evacuation Vehicle and URAL SOV (Special Operations Vehicle) are among the newly introduced vehicles at IDEF.

Otokar General Manager Serdar Görgüç said that Otokar strengths its position in the global defence industry with a broad product range designed and manufactured against present and future threats, “As the most competent land systems company in Turkey with 32 years of experience in military vehicles, we strive to offer the best products and services to our clients in more than 50 countries worldwide. We reflect the experiences we gain in Turkey as well as in different climates and geographies around the world to our vehicle development activities.

As an industry leader in land systems, Otokar has introduced many firsts in Turkey and now we are taking our aspirations in defence industry to another dimension with our new generation armored vehicle family and new product types. With the armored vehicles we develop against present threats using next-generation technologies, we are expanding our position in Turkey as a vehicle manufacturer with technology transfer.

Currently, more than 30 thousand Otokar vehicles are actively used in over 30 countries. During the exhibition, we will not only improve our cooperation with our existing clients but also promote our land systems capabilities to prospective users. Our goal as Turkey’s leading land systems manufacturer is to continue our product innovations, R&D activities and expand technology transfer activities in global markets.”