Turkish company Otokar has developed a new version of its Cobra armored vehicle during the EFES 2018 live-fire military drills in the Aegean province of Izmir.
The new vehicle, called the Cobra II, is a Load Carrier Armored Vehicle and was displayed for the first time.
According to the Otokar, the vehicle has been developed for secure delivery of vital materials, including ammunition, fuel, food and water to troops during operations and to military bases. It has superior maneuverability with the capacity of carrying 2.5 tons of load. The vehicle will be able to respond during day and night, in challenging terrain and climate and in different operational areas.
The new version of the Cobra II, which can reach 110 kilometers per hour, has a 700-km range. The vehicle can operate with 120 millimeters of mortars as well as the weapons of 5.56 and 7.62 millimeters.
Also, a company noted that Cobra II delivers high performance in the most challenging terrain and climate conditions and can be produced in an amphibious version on demand, perfectly adapting to different missions that may be required. Preferred especially for its broad weapon integration and mission-oriented equipment options, Cobra II successfully carries out a variety of missions including border protection, security and peacekeeping operations.
Cobra II features a modular construction that enables the vehicle to be used as personnel carrier, weapon platform, land surveillance radar, CBRN reconnaissance vehicle, command control vehicle, and ambulance.