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  • First 'Hybrid' Meeting in Defence and Aviation
    First 'Hybrid' Meeting in Defence and Aviation 19 June 2020
    The "Industrial Cooperation Days in Defence and Aviation" organized for the fifth time this year will be held through virtual and face-to-face meetings due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The ICDDA event organized by the OSTİM Defence and Aviation Cluster (OSSA) every two years to meet the right people in the Defence, aviation and space sectors, will open its doors in Ankara on October 13-15. The event will have a hybrid structure, as both virtual and face-to-face bilateral busi...
  • Turkey's Most Valuable Brands Announced
    Turkey's Most Valuable Brands Announced 11 June 2020
    Brand Finance, an international brand evaluation organization that researches 1,500 brands every year and continues to work in 29 countries, has published a brand evaluation report. ASELSAN, KoçSistem, Otokar and Petlas took their place on the list in this year's "Turkey's Most Valuable Brands-Turkey 100" study. According to the report, Otokar showed the highest increase in the values of the brands in the top 100. The company reached a 140 percent increase r...
  • New Medium Tank For the Army
    New Medium Tank For the Army 28 April 2020
    Despite COVID-19, armament programs around the world continue in progress without disruption. A delegation from the US Army visited General Dynamics and BAE Systems facilities on April 23. In this context, the prototype of the new MPF (Mobility, Protection, Firepower) platform developed by General Dynamics Land Systems was also inspected. MPF, developed for the need of a tracked platform that will provide protection, firepower to the personnel of the Army and can co-o...
  • Otokar exhibits ARMA and COBRA II vehicles
    Otokar exhibits ARMA and COBRA II vehicles 10 December 2019
    Otokar, participates in Gulf Defence & Aerospace (GDA) 2019, on December 10-12, 2019 in Kuwait. During the exhibition, Otokar’s ARMA 6x6 with BOZOK turret and COBRA II with KESKIN turret will be displayed at its stand. Otokar General Manager Serdar Görgüç stated that Otokar is a company on a global scale. , "Designed in Turkey and our vehicles manufactured in Turkey, we have the honour to represent the Turkish defence industry in the world successfull...
  • Current Situation Analysis from SSB
    Current Situation Analysis from SSB 30 November 2019
    The report titled International Cooperation and Export in Defence and Aviation Industry dated October 2019 was shared at the Conference held in Antalya. The study aims to create a sectoral situation analysis in order to prepare the ground for strategy development in line with the 2023 export targets. The study was created with the information provided by 27 companies that realized 95 per cent of the sector's exports according to the data of the Defence and Aerospace In...
  • Otokar Founded Otokar Central Asia at Kazakhstan
    Otokar Founded Otokar Central Asia at Kazakhstan 28 November 2019
    Otokar established subsidiary “Otokar Central Asia” in Kazakhstan. Askar Mamin, the Prime Minister of Kazakhstan presented the registration certificate of Otokar Central Asia to Ali Y. Koç, Vice Chairman of Koç Holding and Chairman of Otokar. With the establishment of Otokar Central Asia Limited in Astana International Financial Center (AIFC) in Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan, Otokar aims to be closer to its current and prospective clients in Ce...
  • Turkey's First Electric Armoured Vehicle Began Testing
    Turkey's First Electric Armoured Vehicle Began Testing 22 July 2019
    Turkey's first new-generation electric 4x4 armoured vehicle Akrep IIe began challenging road and off-road mobility test. Akrep II designed by Otokar as an armoured reconnaissance and weapon platform, the first vehicle of the armoured vehicle family, Akrep IIe. The platform can be equipped with alternative power plants (electric, diesel and hybrid). The AKREP IIe is a technology demonstrator, which is equipped with an innovative electric-based power and propulsion solution that consists of...
  • Fair News Issue 74 3 June 2019
    Navantia’s Expectations Are High MBDA Means Missile Leonardo, From All Directions Airbus Have Many Options Altay Move from STE Skif Will See Through DÖRTGÖZ BMC’s Strategic Cooperation for Altay Sharp Eye for Low Altitude Otokar Products Transform ASELSAN Flies High Roketsan Catches the Trend TAI Aims for Higher Altitudes New Thrills at FNSS STM ...
  • IDEF Opens its Doors 30 April 2019
    Turkey's biggest defence expo IDEF begins today. More than 800 company and institution attend to the expo. First day is preserved for opening ceremony and delegation visits. TUSAS’ AKSUNGUR UAV,  FNSS’ ZAHA, MKEK’s 120 mm automatic loading mortar, OTOKAR’s Akrep II, BMC’s Altay MBT, Roketsan’s Atmaca Missile are among exhibited products. ASELSAN will present GÖKDENİZ Project today.
  • IDEF Special 2019 /From the companies 26 April 2019
    ASELSAN: Moving Forward for Globalisation BMC Aims to be Export Pioneer GİRSAN’s Goal: Introduction and Improvement İŞBİR, the Most Indigenous Generator Katmerciler Seeks Visibility Abroad Nurol Makina Set Eyes on Exports Exporter Meteksan Passed the Test Menatek: Surprise-loving Designer ONUR Mühendislik, Assertive in the Fair SSTEK: An Opportunity Fair, IDEF TUSAŞ’s Giant Sur...
  • Otokar Unveils Modern Electric Armorer Vehicle
    Otokar Unveils Modern Electric Armorer Vehicle 24 April 2019
    Otokar has unveiled for the first time its newest electric armoured vehicle; Akrep II (Scorpion). Otokar General Manager Serdar Görgüç said that the Turkish company has been taking bold steps to the goal of becoming a global brand in the defence industry; Otokar takes its claim in the defence industry to a new level with the new generation of Akrep II. Akrep II has a modular platform so that it could be adapted to different mission. The baseline ...
  • Sector News Issue 65 15 September 2018
    HAVA SOJ, Put under Contract OMTAS in Mass Production $28.9m Export by Otokar Lockheed Martin Said “Done” Rosoboronexport Unveils Export Tank IMI Hits the Target Eldis’ TITUS, on the Way to Czechia  
  • M134 to Turkish Police Special Operations Department Helicopter
    M134 to Turkish Police Special Operations Department Helicopter 3 August 2018
    New Minigun integration news came from Unidef. Image shared from the official Instagram account of the company with "Under the S70 Wings" tag. M134 Minigun has seen on the S-70 Blackhawk helicopter which is in the Police Special Operations Department (Polis Özel Harekât Daire Başkanlığı / PÖH) inventory in image. Unidef also integrated M134 Minigun to various vehicles in Turkish Armed Forces (Türk Silahlı Kuvvetleri /TSK) inventory like ...
  • OTOKAR Exports $ 28.9 Million Worth 4X4
    OTOKAR Exports $ 28.9 Million Worth 4X4 30 July 2018
    OTOKAR announced that it received an order for tactical wheeled armoured vehicles worth 28.9 million USD from an Asian country. The delivery of the vehicles is scheduled to be completed by the first quarter of 2019.   OTOKAR received for different types of armoured vehicles: 4x4 tactical wheeled armoured vehicles; spare parts and training services are included. Deliveries are planned to be completed in the first quarter of 2019.
  • News from Expo issue 63
    News from Expo issue 63 9 July 2018
    New Jaguar, Greets Visitors ASCOD Family is Growing Digital Touch on the CV90 Lightweight yet Robust Avoiding Friendly Fire Augmented Reality New Hunter on Stage: Pars Protective Shield from Israel Harmony of Colours by Saab Gilboa is Doubly Dangerous! Otokar’s Serial Hunter French Infantry Rides German Horse KMW’s Amphibious Move BMC will Hit with Mort...
  • OTOKAR Press Release
    OTOKAR Press Release 12 June 2018
    Otokar debuts its Light Tank in Paris
  • Otokar, debuted its TULPAR Light Tank
    Otokar, debuted its TULPAR Light Tank 12 June 2018
    Otokar, debuted its TULPAR Light Tank for the first time at Eurosatory 2018, Europe’s largest defense industry exhibition in Paris, France between June 11th and 15th. Otokar also displays its ARMA, COBRA II, KAYA II and COBRA armored vehicles with 9ballistic and mine protection along with turret systems.   Otokar General Manager, Serdar Görgüç, said, “Considering the continuously changing combat conditions and threats, light tank...
  • Fair News Issue 62
    Fair News Issue 62 10 June 2018
    Electrical Vehicle by KazTechinnovations “CADI” Meets Visitors KAE Signature in Arlan T-72A Fitted with Owl Eyes AMTE’s Armoured Medical Evacuation Vehicle
    Barys Undergoes Climate Tests
    Short-Range Igla Solution STM in Cybersecurity Training Rocket Deal between ROKETSAN and Kazakhstan OTOKAR in Maintenance Business A400M to Deliver Arlan with ASEL...
  • 2017 Turkey's Top 500 Industrial Enterprises List Announced
    2017 Turkey's Top 500 Industrial Enterprises List Announced 30 May 2018
    The results of the giant research, which includes the biggest 500 industrial companies organized every year by the Istanbul Chamber of Industry, are released. The study, which was first publicly announced as "100 Big Companies" in 1968, was expanded to 300 organizations in 1978 and to 500 organizations in 1981. As a result of the study, ASELSAN from the defence industry companies stayed the 20th place in 2016. The Turkish Aerospace Industries (TAI), which rises from the 29th place t...
  • Otokar Turn a Hand to Joint Production
    Otokar Turn a Hand to Joint Production 26 May 2018
    OTOKAR participated in KADEX 18 fair held in Kazakhstan with three vehicles. The intention agreement signed between Kazakhstan Engineering and Otokar envisages the production of armored vehicles in Kazakhstan through the maintenance, modernization, supply of vehicles on joint company of the Otokar vehicles in the army of Kazakhstan. "The document we signed was the first step taken for the joint production of armored vehicles for Kazakhstan's armed forces, not just imports,"...
  • ARMA, URAL and COBRA Goes to KADEX'18
    ARMA, URAL and COBRA Goes to KADEX'18 22 May 2018
    Otokar, with products used in more than 30 countries across the world, will attend at the KADEX to take place on May 23-26, 2018 in Astana, Kazakhstan. During the four-day exhibition Otokar will showcase its ARMA 8x8, COBRA II and URAL armored vehicles. General Manager Serdar Görgüç said "Apart from being the leading supplier of the Turkish Military and Security Forces for land systems, our military vehicles serve almost 50 different end users in over 30 countr...
  • Turkey Will Be The Largest Participant of KADEX 2018
    Turkey Will Be The Largest Participant of KADEX 2018 18 May 2018
    The largest participation to the KADEX - International Arms Systems and Military Equipment Fair, which will be held in Kazakhstan's capital city Astana, will be the Turkish defence industry with 22 institutions and organizations exhibiting. The KADEX (International Arms and Military Equipment Fair), which will be held this year with the support of the Republic of Kazakhstan's Ministry of Defence and Aerospace Industry and the Ministry of Defence, will take place in Kaza...
  • OTOKAR Press Release
    OTOKAR Press Release 16 May 2018
    Otokar, with exports to more than 30 countries in five continents, participates in the IDEB (International Defence Exhibition Bratislava) 2018 in Bratislava, Slovakia. You may reach the relevant press release here. 
  • Otokar to Exhibit COBRA II at IDEB 2018
    Otokar to Exhibit COBRA II at IDEB 2018 16 May 2018
    Otokar, with exports to more than 30 countries in five continents, will participate in the IDEB (International Defence Exhibition Bratislava) 2018 in Bratislava, Slovakia. In the exhibition, Otokar will promote COBRA II, with its high level of protection, spacious interior and superior mobility for potential users. Serdar Görgüç, General Manager of Otokar, said, “Otokar continues to invest in research, development and new technologies to provide fast and optim...
  • Cobra II Will Carry 2,5 Ton Payload
    Cobra II Will Carry 2,5 Ton Payload 7 May 2018
    Cobra II Payload Carrier Armored Vehicle, developed by Otokar, will be introduced for the first time under EFES 2018 military exercise. The Carrier Armored Vehicle developed based on the Cobra II platform, features the maneuverability of the Cobra II. The vehicle offers 2.5 tons payload capacity. The Cobra II is able to carry out different tasks besides its load carrying ability. The anti-aircraft gun mounted on the vehicle's chassis provides both close protection and defensive firep...
  • Major Decision on Altay MBT
    Major Decision on Altay MBT 24 April 2018
    Turkish Undersecretariat for Defense Industries (SSM) made a decision on serial production of Altay. SSM decided to start contract negotiations with BMC on the serial production of national main battle tank Altay and power group development.  OTOKAR, BMC and FNSS companies submitted their offers on 16 November 2017 to the new tender consisting of 250 units.
  • FNSS Favours Cooperation in Altay
    FNSS Favours Cooperation in Altay 7 April 2018
    Scoring high business volume in land vehicles exports in the Far East, producing 8x8 in Malaysia and tank in Indonesia thanks to its cooperation models, FNSS stands out as one of the three companies bidding for the Altay Main Battle Tank mass production in Turkey. We discussed with General Manager Nail Kurt about export targets and the future of land vehicle companies in Turkey. Kurt maintained that Altay was a strategic asset and that production required cooperation rather than competition.&...
  • OTOKAR To Participate FIDAE 2018
    OTOKAR To Participate FIDAE 2018 2 April 2018
    OTOKAR will be exhibiting at FIDAE 2018, Latin America's defence and security fair. OTOKAR will display its turret systems as well as armored vehicles at the fair which will be held in Chile's capital Santiago and will last until April 8th. OTOKAR expresses that Latin America region is among the target markets of the company and sees FIDAE 2018 as a good opportunity to meet with current customers and to develop new cooperations and increase presence in the Latin Am...
  • SSIK Convenes
    SSIK Convenes 27 March 2018
    The Defence Industry Executive Committee (SSİK) is expected to convene on 29 March 2018 under the chairmanship of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. According to the information obtained by C4Defence, serial production tender for the Altay Main Battle Tank is at the top of on the agenda, but it is not yet clear whether a decision on this item will be taken. The latest developments on the Altay Tank were discussed in SSİK dated 31 January as well, which was gathered for the first time u...
  • 59th Issue Sector News
    59th Issue Sector News 18 March 2018
    JASSM-ER Reinforcement to F-15 J-20, Now in Service Demand for Spike Missiles Increase India did not Decelerate $117 Million for Ocean Unmanned Capability to Ejder ANKA Flew with Indigenous Engine ANKA-S in Inventory "Murat Reis" is on Its Way UKAP Era in Turkish Armed Forces OTOKAR Shortlisted ATAK Delivered to Gendarmerie
  • Offers Submitted on Altay
    Offers Submitted on Altay 9 March 2018
    Participating companies for the serial production tender of Altay Main Battle Tank will submit their second Best And Final Offers (BAFO) today.  Undersecretariat for Defence Industries (SSM) requested the BAFOs to be submitted on 8 February 2018 however decided to request a second BAFO on 5 March 2018 due to pricing issues. In the process, it was foreseen that SSM would implement separate price negotiations with companies determined to be obligatory subcontractors in the R...
  • Offers on Altay to be Submitted on Friday
    Offers on Altay to be Submitted on Friday 7 March 2018
    The deadline for the second "Best And Final Offer" (BAFO) for serial production of ALTAY Main Battle Tank was extended. C4Defence previously reported that the Undersecretariat for Defence Industries (SSM) called for new offers and the contenders who submit BAFOs on 8 February were required to submit a renewed BAFO again on March 5, 2018. During this process, it was envisaged that SSM would implement a separate price negotiation with companies determined to be man...
  • Second BAFO Period in Altay
    Second BAFO Period in Altay 26 February 2018
    It was learned that a second "best and Final offer" (Best And Final Offer / BAFO) requested from the competitors for the serial production of ALTAY Main Battle Tank. According to the information obtained by C4Defence, the Undersecretariat of Defence Industries (SSM) has sent a new call to the companies participate in the tender. Accordingly, the companies  presented BAFO on 8 February 2018 to SSM will submit their offers again on 5 March 2018. This time SSM will make separ...
  • OTOKAR Press Release
    OTOKAR Press Release 26 February 2018
    Otokar to present COBRA II and ARMA 8x8 at AFED 2017 Otokar, the biggest privately owned company of Turkish defence industry, participated in AFED exhibition in Riyadh, between 25th February and 3rd March. Otokar exhibited its COBRA II 4x4 and ARMA 8x8 at Turkish Undersecretariat for Defence Industry.
  • Otokar's 2017 Turnover Reached 1.76 Billion TL
    Otokar's 2017 Turnover Reached 1.76 Billion TL 25 February 2018
    Otokar announced its financial results for 2017. Otokar General Manager Serdar Görgüç stated that 2017 was a productive year for Otokar; "Otokar has left behind a successful year in which it made significant progress in the defence industry. In 2017, our turnover increased by 9 percent to 1,79 billion TL, while our net profit increased by 6 percent to reach 99,4 million TL. Otokar's exports in 2017 reached a total value OTOKAR Emphasis on Being Entirely Local
    OTOKAR Emphasis on Being Entirely Local 9 February 2018
    OTOKAR, who submitted its Best and Final Offer (BAFO) on the Altay main battle to the Undersecretariat for Defence Industries (SSM) yesterday, has released an announcement. The company emphasized the fact that they were the only entirely-local company among competitors that submitted proposals for the project. In the announcement that read "Otokar is the only Turkish land systems manufacturer without any foreign partners", the following statements were made; “The absenc...
  • Order for 1000 land vehicles
    Order for 1000 land vehicles 9 February 2018
    The contents of the decisions taken by the Defense Industry Executive Committee (SSIK), which took place on January 31, 2018, began to emerge. Held under the chairmanship of President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and attended by Prime Minister Binali Yıldırım, Minister of National Defence Nurettin Canikli, Minister of Interior Süleyman Soylu, Chief of General Staff Gen. Hulusi Akar, important projects for land vehicles were signed at the meeting. The first decision on land vehicles was...
  • 58th Issue Sector News
    58th Issue Sector News 9 February 2018
    Norway, Germany Unite Forces ASW Cooperation in the Baltic Sea Marketing Boost to HERO 400EC Black Hawk Goes to Riyadh FREMM Requisition in Athens  Eastern Partnership in UAV Rolls-Royce Tightens Belt Alternative Solution to Spike Further and Further Away ... US Green Light to Japan Three Signatures, One System Hürkuş-B Realised First Flight Critical Appointment in...
  • Last Day on Altay
    Last Day on Altay 8 February 2018
    Today is the last day for the companies competing in the mass production tender of the Altay Main Battle Tank. OTOKAR, FNSS and BMC, which have already submitted offers for 250 tanks on the mass production scale, will present their latest offers today. The decision will be made on these final offers.
  • Demir: Altay MBT Decision To Be Made Soon
    Demir: Altay MBT Decision To Be Made Soon 26 January 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...