Turkey shows off military vehicles

ISTANBUL, Turkey, May 16 (UPI) -- Turkish defense company Otokar rolled out its locally designed and produced military vehicles at last week's International Defense Industry Fair.

Among the products on show at the Istanbul event were full-scale model of the Altay, the first Turkish main battle tank; the new Arma armored combat vehicle with its Mizrak-30, remote controlled turret system; the Arma 6x6 armored explosive ordnance disposal vehicle; and the new APV internal security vehicle.


Additional armored personnel carriers, weapons carriers and a Rapier missile battery vehicle-truck firing unit were also on display.

"By means of fairs organized we find the opportunity to display the development of the Turkish defense industry to the world," said Kudret Onen, chairman of Otokar and president of Koc Holding, Otokar's parent company.

"At Otokar, we have been designing and producing tactical vehicles in this sector since 24 years. Our military vehicles provide the Turkish armed forces with successful service. And in abroad, over 25,000 Otokar military vehicles are actively used in more than 20 countries."

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