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Demir: Altay MBT Decision To Be Made Soon

Demir: Altay MBT Decision To Be Made Soon January 26, 2018

Turkish Undersecretary of Defence Industries Prof. Dr. İsmail Demir said that the decision for Altay Main Battle Tank will be announced within 20 days.

Answering the questions of the press at a ceremony in Ankara, Demir noted that the decision on mass production of the tank will be announced very soon.

OTOKAR had the right to design Altay MBT, to produce four prototypes and to submit first bids for mass production. The company's prototype passed the acceptance tests in February 2017. However, SSM and OTOKAR could not reach an agreement on the cost of mass production. OTOKAR, BMC and FNSS companies submitted their offers on 16 November 2017 to the new tender issued due to this disagreement.

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