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IDEF 2019: Otokar Details TULPAR MEDIUM TANK

Meeting user needs for a single platform to use in different missions


Otokar’s TULPAR Medium Tank, exhibited for the first time in Turkey at IDEF, stands out with mobility, firepower and survivability features. Integrated with CMI’s Cockerill 3105 type turret; the auto-loader 105mm gun system is capable of firing all types of 105mm NATO ammunition and 105mm guided anti-tank missile. TULPAR offers effective solutions in missions that require high firing and destruction. With superior mobility, the medium tank can serve in all kinds of combat environments from urban, built-up areas and light bridges to woodlands and all terrains especially soft surfaces where main battle tanks are unable to operate due to their heavy weights.

The multi-role, modular TULPAR series is designed as a platform to meet the users’ needs for a single platform to use in different missions. The vehicle is the ideal platform for the medium tank. Tested in the toughest climates and on rough terrain, TULPAR boasts best-in-class ballistic and mine protection with modular armour technology and armour structure that can be configured and scaled according to threats. TULPAR, which can be integrated with active protection systems, has the capacity of carrying two infantry in addition to its crew of three (commander, gunner and driver). Efficient Integrated Logistics Support system solutions ensure low lifetime support costs.

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 exhibits the following vehicles from its wide and new product range at booth #713 in Hall 7: TULPAR Medium Tank; TULPAR S Tracked Armoured Vehicle, with BAŞOK turret system; ARMA 8×8 Armoured Combat Vehicle, with MIZRAK-30 mm turret system; ARMA 6×6 Armoured Combat Vehicle, with BOZOK-25 mm turret system; COBRA II 4×4 Mine-Protected Medical Evacuation Vehicle; COBRA II 4×4 Armoured Personnel Carrier, with ÜÇOK turret system; COBRA 4×4 Armoured Personnel Carrier, with KESKİN turret system; URAL 4×4 Armoured Personnel Carrier, with Otokar BAŞOK turret system; URAL 4×4 Special Operations Vehicle; AKREP IIe Armoured Reconnaissance and weapons platform.

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.”

Brian Kindamo


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