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IDEF 2017: Otokar's Altay tank goes asymmetric

9th May 2017 - 16:33 GMT | by Tim Fish in Istanbul


A new variant of the Turkish Altay Main Battle Tank has been displayed at IDEF 2017 for the first time.

It is an asymmetric version developed by Turkish vehicle manufacturer Otokar – called Altay AHT – to meet a changing mission requirement and which includes more protection and surveillance systems.

A spokesperson from the company told Shephard that the tank is 'the brother' of the standard Altay MBT that completed qualification in February 2017 and is awaiting a production contract from the Turkish procurement organisation, the SSM.

But he said there are some main differences on the AHT to allow

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Tim Fish


Tim Fish

Tim Fish is a special correspondent for Shephard Media. Formerly the editor of Land Warfare …

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