Otokar, the largest privately owned defense industry company in Turkey, has announced that they have received a €106.1 million order for COBRA II tactical wheeled armored vehicles to be used by domestic security forces in various missions. The vehicles are due to be delivered in the first quarter of 2017.
With superior levels of protection, increased internal volume and outstanding mobility, Cobra II is designed and produced by Otokar, the land defense systems house of Turkey. Otokar has received a new order of armored vehicles amounting to €106.1 million, and increasing the number of Cobra II in Turkey’s inventory. The order includes COBRA II 4x4 tactical wheeled armored vehicles and a variety of systems as well as maintenance and support systems. Vehicle deliveries are expected to start toward the end of the year and be completed in the first quarter of 2017.
Speaking about the order Otokar General Manager Serdar Gorguc said, “Last year we were awarded the first two orders for Cobra II that we designed at Otokar with our own intellectual property rights and specifically against increasing threats. Armed with our engineering capabilities and R&D strength, we will keep on providing state-of-the-art solutions for our users.”
Designed and manufactured by Otokar against upcoming threats and to meet users’ demands, COBRA II vehicles offer superior protection and outstanding mobility with increased internal volume. COBRA II is another tactical wheeled armored vehicle with Otokar-owned intellectual property rights, and has the same mobility features as the COBRA version, providing improved protection against ballistic, mine and IED threats.
COBRA II has successfully passed the tests conducted in the terrain and climatic conditions of the region. COBRA II has a modular structure for different missions, and is also available in an amphibious version developed specifically for export markets.
During recent tests in a Gulf country for hot climate conditions and amphibious properties, Cobra II logged thousands of miles and successfully passed open water wading tests.