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IDEF 2011: Turkish MBT prototype unveiled at IDEF

12th May 2011 - 14:17 GMT | by Tony Skinner


The newest main battle tank (MBT) prototype for the Turkish Armed forces has been unveiled this week at IDEF 2011 in Istanbul by Otokar. If the programme goes according to plan the MBT, known as ‘Altay’, will be the first indigenously developed tank for Turkey.


The Turkish Armed Forces already operate the Leopard 1A and 2A models and the new tank will offer a significant upgrade to existing capabilities.


Ali Eren Topcu, System Requirement Management Section Manager for Otokar, told Shephard that the tank is currently in the first phase of the programme and will enter production pending

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Tony Skinner


Tony Skinner

Tony Skinner is Shephard Media's Creative Director, overseeing the strategic direction, content development and project …

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