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HEMUS 2022: Otokar Focuses on ARMA 8×8

Strong Candidate for Bulgarian IFV Requirement

Otokar will focus the attention of visitors to its stand at HEMUS 2022 in Plovdiv, 1-4 June, on its ARMA 8×8 IFV. The company is eyeing Bulgaria’s combat vehicle requirement, for which it considers ARMA an ideal candidate.

The vehicle offers superior mobility, high levels of mine and ballistic protection, and options for integrating medium- and large-calibre weapon systems. Offering advanced tactical and technical features, ARMA is competent to confront the challenges of modern battlefield, peace-keeping and humanitarian aid operations, in the most demanding terrain and climatic conditions.

The ARMA 8×8 is especially noteworthy for its high payload capacity and large interior volume. It can be equipped with a variety of weapon stations and manned/unmanned turrets, according to specific operator needs. The ARMA 8×8 can be used for multiple missions – such as surveillance, recovery, APC, armoured combat vehicle, C2 vehicle, reconnaissance, and CBRN reconnaissance vehicle.

Stating that Otokar military vehicles are in active service on five continents, General Manager, Serdar Görgüç, stated, “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 defence industry. We introduce innovative solutions in land systems by taking into account the current and future requirements of modern armies and security forces. We continue to aim to meet the Bulgarian Armed Forces’ requirements, being available for the local manufacturing opportunities. In this context, HEMUS is particularly important.”

It seems that local manufacture of the ARMA 8x8 in Bulgaria could be a possibility. (Otokar)

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