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Otokar is exhibiting its ARMA 8×8 wheeled armoured vehicle with the UCOK turret system at its stand, N6-158.
Thanks to its superior mobility, high mine and ballistic protection, medium and high caliber weapon system integration options; ARMA is capable to serve modern armies in the real battlefield, peace keeping and human relief operations in most difficult terrain and climatic conditions. ARMA 8×8; is available in various types of configurations such as Personnel Carrier, Infantry Fighting Vehicle, Fire Support Vehicle, Mortar Carrier, Short and Medium Range Air Defence, Mobile Gun Carrier, Command and Control Vehicle with optional amphibious capability. ARMA is suitable for integration of various weapon systems from light machine gun weapon stations up to 25-30mm medium caliber cannon and 105mm cannon.
The UCOK stabilised machine gun platform utilises 12.7mm/7.62mm machine gun or 40mm automatic grenade launcher on the same platform. The weapon station has dual axes independently driven sight which accommodates a thermal camera, a CCD camera and a laser range finder. Independent driven sight allows the aiming reticle stay on the target even the super-elevation and lead angles are given to the weapon for accurate firing.
Highlighting Otokar’s success in global markets, General Manager Serdar Görgüç stated: “Our strength in the defence industry is driven by our experience, engineering and R&D capabilities, and successful use of technology. Apart from being the leading supplier of the Turkish Military and Security Forces for wheeled tactical vehicles, our military vehicles serve almost 50 different end users in over 30 countries. Today nearly 30,000 Otokar military vehicles are in service in many different parts of the world with an outstanding performance. I believe DSEI is a great opportunity to get together with our existing and potential users, listen to their requirements and seek for further opportunities to serve their future needs. Our clients with Otokar vehicles in their inventories are references for new clients. This year, we have taken our exports one step further with the agreement in cooperation with Tawazun, the leading investment company in UAE. From now on, we will not only export products but also our innovation and technology capabilities.”