Turkish tanks and heavy armoured of Turkey
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The Altay is the third generation of Main Battle Tanks (MBT) developed for the Turkish army. The development of the Altay MBT was initiated in 2007 when Turkey's Undersecretariat for Defense Industries (SSM) signed a contract with the Turkish company Otokar to design and develop a national main battle tank. The first prototype of the Altay MBT was unveiled in 2012, followed by extensive testing and evaluation. In 2018, the Turkish defense company BMC won the contract for mass production of the Altay tank, marking the transition from the development phase to the production phase.