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Otokar introduces its TULPAR-S Armored Personnel Carrier at Eurosatory 2016.

| 2016
Eurosatory 2016 Official news online coverage report show daily pictures video International Exhibition of Land Defence & Security army military equipment Paris France industry technology
Eurosatory 2016
Defence & Security International Exhibition
Official News online with Editorial and Web TV
, France
13 - 17 June 2016
Otokar at Eurosatory 2016
Otokar introduces its TULPAR-S Armored Personnel Carrier at Eurosatory 2016
Otokar, the largest privately owned company of Turkish defence industry, participated in Eurosatory 2016with six different armoured vehicles. Otokar introduced its new tracked armoured vehicle, TULPAR-S APCfor the first time at Eurosatory, held in Paris between June 13 and 17. TULPAR-S stands out with its superior mobility, protection and amphibious capability.
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The Otokar Tulpar-S at Eurosatory 2016 (Photo ArmyRecognition)
Otokar, a Koc Group company and the main land systems supplier of Turkish Armed Forces, participated in Eurosatorywith Otokar designedArma 8x8, Arma 6x6, Cobra II, Cobra and Uralarmoured vehicles.Otokar’snew tracked armoured vehicle TULPAR-SAPCwas exhibited for the first time in Paris.Additionally, visitors were informed about Turkey’s main battle tank Altay, developed by Otokar as prime contractor.

General ManagerSerdar Gorgucsaid that Otokar is Turkey’s most experienced defence industry company in land systems, and continued, “We are Turkey’s land systems manufacturer with a wide product range that includes vehicles in various types and versions up to 60 tonnes, ranging from 4x4s and 8x8s to tracked armoured vehicles, as well as Otokar-designed turret systems. Besides being Turkey’s largest land systems supplier, we also export to some 30 countries on 5 continents. We analyse the different requirements and expectations of almost 50 clients, and we swiftly create the solutions to meet these needs. As our clients become our references for new orders, we continue to include new countries among our clientele. More than 29 thousand of our vehicles are in active duty in very different geographies and risky zones around the world.”
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The Otokar Tulpar-S (Photo Otokar)
TULPAR-S is the new member of the new generation light tracked vehicles family of Otokar. TULPAR-S is a 15 tons amphibious tracked vehicle platform, which was first unveiled in the Weapon Carrier Vehicle configuration during IDEF 2015, in Istanbul. It was displayed in Eurosatory 2016 in the Armoured Personnel Carrier configuration.

TULPAR-S is able to operate in the worst environmental and terrain conditions and survive most common threats in the battlefield. It is able to cross deep water obstacles and swim in wavy conditions with its amphibious capabilities. TULPAR-S carries commander, driver and eight fully geared crew members. Access to the vehicle is through a hydraulically operated ramp, with an escape door on it, located at the rear of the vehicle. Driver and Commander can access the vehicle through their hatches on the top deck.

TULPAR-S has modular armour which allows the vehicle to be easily configured for added protection in different protection levels. TULPAR-S balistic protection is supported with mine resistant double layer welded structure, shock absorbing floating floor, mine-blast resistant crew seats and spall liners in the crew cabin.

TULPAR-S has a 360 HP, inline, 6 cylinders diesel engine and 4 forward, 2 reverse gears transmission with torque converter. Also, it can keep mobility performance in wide range of climatic conditions with OTOKAR developed cooling pack. It can cross a vertical step of 800 mm and a trench with a maximum width of 2,6 m. The vehicle is able to negotiate slopes up to 60% and side slopes up to 30%. Suspension system which includes torsion bars with shock absorbers and optional rubber track and steel track with replaceable pads.

Exhibited at Eurosatory, TULPAR-Sfire power is provided Otokar BASOK RCWS in the Armoured Personnel Carrier configuration. BASOK RCWS, is a stabilized weapon station with 7.62mm machine gun, which is designed for armoured fighting vehicles. The system is utilized with CCD day camera and a thermal camera. System is remotely controlled by the vehicle commander with a multi-functional display, control unit and handle. Turret can also be manually control in case of emergency.



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