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Otokar presents Altay main battle tank during EFES 2016 military exercise

Otokar to exhibit Altay main battle tank at Turkey’s largest military exercise EFES 2016.

A comprehensive military drill held by the Turkish Armed Forces (TSK) brought together 860 military personnel from eight countries, including the United States and Saudi Arabia, as part of the annual Efes-2016 combined joint military exercise along Turkey’s Aegean costal area.

During EFES 2016 military exercise was introduced new military vehicles developed by Turkish firm Otokar. Otokar presents Arma armoured vehicle, Tulpar heavy infantry fighting vehicle and Altay main battle tank.


Altay is the third generation+ main battle tank (MBT) of the Republic of Turkey and is being indigenously developed under the Milli Tank Üretim Projesi ALTAY (MITÜP ALTAY) programme (Altay National Tank Project). Altay will be the first national MBT developed for the Turkish Land Forces Command (TLFC).

Otokar presents Arma, Ulan armoured vehicles and Altay main battle tank

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