Otokar Unveils New Armoured Vehicles
Otokar’s new COBRA II mine-protected armoured medical evacuation vehicle, a version of the modular COBRA II platform adaptable for different missions, is introduced for the first time at IDEF 2019. This 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 emergency intervention in dangerous zones. In order to serve as a MEDIVAC 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 stretcher(s).
Several functions related to the ambulance section of the vehicle can be controlled at the rear by medical personnel in backwards sitting jump seat, while the front and rear compartments can be isolated from each other when needed. The COBRA II medical evacuation vehicle’s patient layout is for three 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.
Otokar, global land defence systems manufacturer of Turkey and a Koç Group company, is showcasing its own design and manufacture military vehicles and turret systems at IDEF 2019, the 14th International Defence Industry Fair. At the four-day fair, organised under the aegis of the Turkish Presidency and hosted by the Turkish Ministry of Defence, Otokar is exhibiting 10 military armoured vehicles and its own design turret systems.
Otokar General Manager Serdar Görgüç explained that Otokar strengthens 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 armoured vehicle family and new product types. With the armoured 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.”