Turkish company Otokar debuted a new version of its Tulpar multi-purpose vehicle platform integrated with CMI Cockerill’s 3105 turret at Eurosatory 2018 exhibition.
According to a statement of the company, new Tulpar Light Tank offers an effective solution for missions requiring high fire and destructive power. Thanks to its superior mobility, Tulpar Light Tank can operate in diverse terrains where the Main Battle Tanks cannot serve due to their weight and size; like bridge capacities or in built-up areas.
The vehicle is integrated with CMI Cockerill’s 3105 turret with autoloader, which is capable of firing all kinds of 105 mm NATO ammunition and the Falarick Gun Launched Anti-Tank Guided Missile (GLATGM) with its high pressure 105 mm tank gun.
The Fire Control System (FCS) with fully stabilized day/night (thermal imaging) sights and coincidence firing logic provides high first-round hit probability against static or moving targets and Hunter-Killer Capability provides single and multiple target engagements. CMI Cockerill 3105 turret has a two-man crew.
Tulpar is designed as a multi-purpose vehicle platform in regards to users’ needs for diverse missions. The vehicle offers an ideal platform for the light tank.
Tested in the toughest climate conditions and the most challenging terrains, Tulpar features a modular armor technology that can be configured and scaled according to threats as well as the best mine protection in its class.
Tulpar can be integrated with active protection systems and has the capacity to accommodate 3 crew (Commander, gunner and driver) plus 2 personnel. Its outstanding Integrated Logistic Support System provides low lifecycle support costs.