Turkish firm Otokar has completed the development of a new battle tank called Altay with assistance from South Korea.
A top company official was quoted as saying by Yonhap that the firm plans to begin mass production within the next 18 to 22 months.
The Altay main battle tank (MBT) project started in 2008 with Turkey signing a contract with Hyundai Rotem Co., a subsidiary of the Hyundai Group and the manufacturer of the K2 Black Panther battle tank, for technology transfer.
Turkey intends to build 250 Altay MBTs initially, and ultimately produce 1,000 new tanks in four separate lots of 250 units.
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South Koreas military is seeking to deploy 100 additional units of the locally built K2 Black Panther tanks to strengthen frontline defense against North Korea. "The Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS) submitted the request citing the need for 100 or so more K2 tanks in October and the Ministry of National Defense is carrying out a verification of the demand," the military official told Yonhap
A deal for the mass production of 250 units of Turkeys domestically made main battle tank, Altay was signed Friday between the state Defense Industries Presidency (SSB) and armored vehicle maker BMC in Ankara. The contract includes the mass production and life-cycle logistical support for 250 units
Turkeys Defense Industry Undersecretary (SSM) has invited five local companies to bid on a project to develop engine for its Altay battle tank. The companies include the public engine maker Tümosan as well as BMC Otomotiv, Figes Fizik, Istanbul Denizcilik and Tusas Motor
Turkish company Nurol Makina will manufacture 1000 ‘Dragon armored vehicles in Uzbekistan jointly with Uzbek firm UzAuto, a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to this effect was signed in Ankrara earlier this week. Nurol Makina signed the MoU with UzAuto during Uzbek President Shavkat Mirziyoyevs visit to Turkey earlier this week, Hurriyet Daily News reported
Turkeys defense industry Friday has decided to relaunch the tender process for the Modern Tank Production project, known as the Altay project, after it declined Otokar's proposal. A statement posted by Otokar on the Public Disclosure Platform (KAP) noted that the Undersecretariat of Defense Industries (SSM) informed Otokar that the administrative, financial and technical aspects of the company's proposal were evaluated but an agreement on the terms of the contract, particularly regarding financial aspects, could not be reached, Daily Sabah reported Sunday
Turkey is working on developing a military aircraft, passenger airliner and a satellite, Turksat 6A. "We continue to work on the creation of national military and passenger aircraft," Turkeys Science, Industry and Technology Minister Faruk Ozlu was quoted as saying by the Anadolu news agency on Tuesday
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