One of Turkey’s major defense companies OTOKAR, a Koc Group subsidary, will attend Defence and Security Equipment International (DSEI) 2021 fair in the British capital London to exhibit its latest products and capabilities, the company announced on Tuesday.
During the four-day exhibition, OTOKAR will exhibit COBRA II MRAP mine-resistant ambush protected vehicle and TULPAR modular armored tracked vehicle with its MIZRAK turret system.
According to a written statement from the company, OTOKAR’s General Manager Serdar Gorguc said: “Our combat proven know-how in land systems and related R&D, engineering and testing capabilities as well as our wide product range puts us at the forefront of the global defense industry.”
“In the last ten years, we had allocated eight percent of our revenue for our R&D and testing activities,” Gorguc said. “We continue to introduce innovative solutions in land systems by taking into account the current and future requirements of modern armies and security forces.”
“We analyze the different needs and expectations of our users for land systems, simulate these requirements in house and develop solutions that meet these requirements in the fastest manner thanks to our excellence in R&D, engineering and testing,” he added.
Gorguc noted that OTOKAR is a qualified NATO and UN supplier with its nearly 33 thousand military vehicles actively used in more than 35 countries in different climates and geographies around the world.
“We are ready to meet the different requirements of armed forces, not only by supplying products but also through transfer of technology and local production models,” he said.
Commenting on DSEI 2021 exhibition, which is one of the prominent global defense events, Gorguc said: “During DSEI, we will introduce our capabilities in land systems to potential users and develop our cooperation with our existing users.”
TULPAR stands out with mobility, high firepower, and survivability features.
The vehicle is designed as a multi-purpose vehicle with variants ranging from 28,000 kilograms to 45,000 kilograms to fully satisfy the future global requirements.
MIZRAK is an unmanned remote controlled weapon station which is designed for wheeled and tracked armored fighting vehicles. It is remotely controlled from inside the vehicle under armor.
COBRA II Mine-resistant Ambush Protected Vehicle (COBRA II MRAP) is developed to ensure high survivability in risky areas. The vehicle provides superior protection for the crew against ballistic, mine and IED threats while maintaining high cross-country mobility in battlefield conditions with its independent suspension system.