Wednesday, November 11, 2020

Otokar Submits Proposal for Mass Production of Altay tank

Otokar has said it has submitted a proposal to Turkey’s defense authorities to bid in a tender for the mass production of the country’s indigenous battle tank Altay.

That was reported by azeridefence.com

In a statement to the Public Disclosure Platform (KAP) late on Nov. 16, Otokar said it submitted the proposal to the Undersecretariat for Defense Industries (SSM) on that day.

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FNSS also submitted an offer for the new tender, state-run Anadolu Agency reported on Nov. 17.

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Otokar, which developed the Altay prototype, made a final offer to start mass production in August 2016, but the SSM on June 9 refused to accept the company’s offer, citing “disagreements over some contract terms, mainly over price.” It added that the SSM would likely meet the needs through a tender.

A new tender process subsequently started.

Regarding the “Modern Tank Production Project by using National Sources” (Altay Project) of SSM, Otokar said on June 9 that if it “participates in the tender, the necessary disclosures will be made related to the relevant regulations.”

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In accordance with the “Modern Tank Production Project with National Opportunities – 1st Period Turkish Main Combat Tank Design and Prototype Production Main Agreement” signed with the SSM in 2008, Otokar completed the development process and prototype production.

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