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IDEF 2019: Otokar URAL Special Operations Vehicle

Designed for the needs of military units and other security forces engaged in special operations


URAL Special Operations Vehicle (SOV), the new variant of the versatile modular URAL platform, is making its debut at IDEF 2019.

The URAL platform, a unique product of Otokar‘s innovative approach, is designed to meet the need for 4×4 armoured or non-armoured tactical vehicles of different users with a versatile and modular solution. With its modular structure and dimensions, the URAL platform can be easily adapted to the equipment, weapon systems and configurations required by different missions and versions customised to client requests are currently used in numerous domestic and foreign missions.

Designed for the needs of military units and other security forces engaged in special operations, URAL delivers superior mobility as well as high ballistic, mine and side ballistic protection for its crew, thanks to the armoured semi-body, base and fire wall. The vehicle has a capacity of carrying five personnel including the commander and driver while ensuring high tactical mobility performance in the most challenging terrain and climatic conditions.

The vehicle can be equipped with 12.7mm weapons on the roof and 7.62mm weapons in the front and rear, offering an ideal solution for conducting reconnaissance and stealthy military operations.

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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