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Otokar develops AKREP II armoured vehicle family

1st May 2019 - 09:30 GMT | by The Shephard News Team

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Otokar has developed a new generation family of AKREP II armoured vehicles, the company announced on 26 April.

Otokar partnered with AxleTech to develop the first version of the family, the AKREP IIe electric armoured vehicle technology demonstrator. AKREP IIe is equipped with an advanced electric-based power and propulsion solution that consists of a powerful electric motor, advanced battery pack and smart power control algorithm. The vehicle has reduced size and weight, increased mobility, and low acoustic and thermal signature.

AKREP II can be equipped with alternative powerplants (electric, diesel and hybrid). The vehicle's four-wheel drive system and optional steerable axles provide superior manoeuvrability to the vehicle. With its four-wheel independent suspension and swift torque control of the power pack, the vehicle can travel over challenging terrain and traverse deep mud, snow or water.

The AKREP II can be configured for various types of weapon platforms for quick reaction, reconnaissance, scout and surveillance missions and base/air defence missions.

Daniel Chien, VP of business development at AxleTech, said: ‘AxleTech is committed to providing innovative electric powertrain systems to complement our field-proven and industry-leading drivetrain solutions for the defence industry. Our collaboration with Otokar demonstrates our shared values of providing forward-thinking products for customers and staying ahead of trends.’

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