Otokar is presenting ARMA 8x8 with MIZRAK turret at the ongoing HEMUS 2014 Defence, Antiterrorism & Security Fair (28-31 May 2014; Plovdiv, Bulgaria).
ARMA 8x8 is displayed with the Otokar designed unmanned turret system, MIZRAK-30. It is controlled by a gunner and a commander seated inside the vehicle under armour. Armour piercing, high explosive and all other types of ammunition available for the cannon can be fired. MIZRAK-30 has the latest generation digital fire control system architecture having dual-axes independently stabilized commander and gunner sights.
Otokar also presented models of tactical wheeled armoured vehicles COBRA with KESKİN turret and ARMA 8x8 with MIZRAK turret at KADEX show, which was held between 22 & 25 May, 2014 at Air Force Base in Astana, Republic of Kazakhstan.
Highlighting the success of Otokar in international markets and the aim of opening to new markets General Manager of Otokar, Mr. Serdar GORGUC said: “At HEMUS 2014 we present our world-wide known armoured vehicle ARMA 8x8. We are willing to meet Bulgarian Armed Forces' needs with our wide range of armoured tactical wheeled and tracked vehicles.”
Otokar is the leading designer, manufacturer and exporter of military vehicles in Turkey. Otokar tactical armoured vehicles are operating under many different geographical and extreme climate conditions in the world and their combat capabilities are proven in the real combat situations in high risk areas.
Today, Otokar military vehicles are globally deployed in various operations under UN and NATO flags. Otokar provides the modern armies with state-of-the-art tactical vehicles in different configurations through its product spectrum that covers the full range of armoured vehicles from 4 tons up to main battle tanks.
Otokar is also the prime contractor for Turkey's largest land systems program: Altay Turkish National Main Battle Tank Project. Altay project requires the design, development, production, test and qualification of a platform that will meet the technical and tactical requirements of the Turkish Land Forces Command.
The ARMA family is a new generation modular multi-wheel armoured vehicle with superior tactical and technical features. Thanks to the modularity and highly protected armoured monocoque hull design, ARMA is a modular platform that forms a basis for 6x6 and 8x8 family of vehicles with a high common logistics.
Being an agile and highly maneuverable platform, ARMA can cross over long distances in a wide range of challenging terrains from deserts to arctic conditions. ARMA 8x8 carries 12 personnel and has different combat weights of 24,000 kg and 28,000 kg in different configurations.
ARMA 6x6 has a combat weight of 18,500 kg and can carry up to 10 personnel including driver, commander, and gunner in its fully protected hull in APC version. Depending on the customer requirements, ARMA can be equipped with a 450hp or more powerful engines and proven driveline components to perform superior mobility on all terrain conditions.
ARMA provides a high level of protection against ballistic and mine threats by means of high hardness monocoque steel hull. ARMA also allows integration of various types of mission equipment and weapon systems. Recently, several variants including CBRN Recce, EOD (Explosive Ordnance Disposal) Vehicle and Reconnaissance/Surveillance Vehicle have already been designed and manufactured.ARMA can be easily adapted for a wide range of roles and missions such as Personnel Carrier, Infantry Fighting Vehicle, Command and Control Vehicle, Reconnaissance/Surveillance Vehicle, CBRN (Chemical Biological Radiological Nuclear) Reconnaissance Vehicle, Maintenance/Recovery Vehicle and Medical Evacuation Vehicle.