IDEF 2017: Introducing new urban warfare variant of Otokar's Altay main battle tank 20905172

 
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IDEF 2017
International Defence Industry Fair

9 - 12 May 2017
Istanbul, Turkey
 
Otokar at IDEF 2017
 
 
IDEF 2017: Introducing new urban warfare variant of Otokar's Altay main battle tank
The Turkish vehicles manufacturer Otokar just added a new member in the Altay main battle tank family at IDEF 2017 International Defence Industry Fair in Istanbul, Turkey. The ALTAY Urban Operations Tank (ALTAY-AHT) was developed by Otokar on the ALTAY Main Battle Tank (ALTAY MBT) Hull and Turret platform.
     

Otokar new Altay Urban Operations Tank showcased at IDEF 2017
     
ALTAY Urban Operations Tank (ALTAY-AHT) was developed by Otokar on the ALTAY Main Battle Tank (ALTAY MBT) Hull and Turret platform. With asymmetric engagements that mostly transpire in residential areas increasing, Otokar has predicted that the modern armies’ need for suitably equipped battle tanks would also increase, and designed ALTAY-AHT Urban Operations Tank with a special team of 20 in as little as five months. With its unique survivability, mobility and fire power capabilities ALTAY-AHT, Urban Operations Tank is differentiated from ALTAY MBT with its armour system, mission equipment and a suspension with torsion bars.

As Turkey's most experienced land systems company, we are striving to provide the best products and services to more than 50 clients in the world, including Turkish army and security forces. The experience we gain in Turkey and the world on diverse terrains and under different climate conditions is reflected on our research and development activities. Thus, we act according to present and future threats and needs, and predict our clients’ expectations. ALTAY-AHT Urban Operations Tank, which we are exhibiting for the first time at the exhibition today, is a great example of these activities.

In response to hybrid and asymmetrical threats and conditions where unconventional forces and methods are employed spreading more widely, we designed ALTAY-AHT Urban Operations Tank using our own resources that will meet future needs of Turkish Armed Forces and will have high export potential. This urban operations tank, which Otokar designed with its own insights and capabilities, is also a solid indicator of our claim in the serial production of ALTAY, and proof that we have the capabilities and human resource for serial production. If tasked with serial production, we are ready to deliver the best for our country and armed forces,” Otokar General Manager Serdar Görgüç said.
     

Otokar new Altay Urban Operations Tank showcased at IDEF 2017
     
Among other key specifications, the Urban Operation Tank designed by Otokar features Explosive Reactive Armour (ERA) and Bar Armour Systems are applied on the tank to enhance its survivability against guided and unguided ballistic missile attacks that pose great threat in 360-degrees for main battle tanks in hybrid and asymmetric combat conditions.

The Altay-AHT is also equipped with situational awareness improved with the addition of Telescopic Elevated Observation System (EOS), YAMGÖZ system that enables 360-degrees awareness, and repositioning of remote control weapon stations (RCWS).

The tank is fitted with a Jammer against remote control IED attacks. The Gunshot Detection System can identify the direction of sniper threats, the Laser Warning System can identify the threats by laser guided anti-tank missiles, and laser range finders that measure distance. The direction of the identified threat can be automatically smoked using the Soft Kill (Smart Smoke Curtain) System. The EOS, RCWS and tank turret can be automatically directed to the threat depending on the user’s preference.

The Altay-AHT also presents a directional dozer blade that can be operated by the driver, and used for a variety of tasks such as preparing the defence lines, clearing the obstacles on the battlefield, and filling the tank trenches.
 

 

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