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Arma II gets more firepower with Aselsan turret

26th July 2023 - 14:00 GMT | by Christopher F Foss in Istanbul


The latest Otokar Arma II (8x8) fitted with an Aselsan Korhan remote-controlled turret armed with a 35 mm cannon that can fire air-bursting munitions (Photo: Author)

At IDEF 2023, the private venture Otokar Arma II (8x8) vehicle is being shown fitted with the Aselsan Korhan remote-controlled turret (RCT) armed with a locally manufactured 35 mm dual-feed cannon that can also fire locally developed Air Bursting Munitions (ABM) originally designed for air defence applications.

In addition, there is a 7. 62 mm co-axial machine gun (MG), banks of electrically operated smoke grenade launchers and laser detectors.

According to the company: 'The Arma II is best in class with a high level of ballistic, mine and improvised explosive (IED) protection with a gross vehicle weight (GVW) of up to 40t, of which 8t is payload.'

When used as an infantry fighting vehicle, it would typically have a crew consisting of a commander, gunner and driver plus nine dismounts seated in seats with a five-point harness for a higher level of survivability.

The hull design is

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Christopher F Foss


Christopher F Foss

Christopher F Foss is an internationally recognised authority on armoured fighting vehicles, artillery and other weapon systems, …

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