The Turkish Defence Industries Undesecretariat (SSM) released a request for proposals (RFP) on 18 October for the local development of a power pack for the Altay main battle tank (MBT). The deadline for interested companies to deliver their proposals is 22 December.
“The aim of the tender is to meet the requirement for a power pack for Altay tanks locally, making maximum use of Turkish industry’s existing capabilities to produce it, hence eliminating foreign dependence for the Altay tanks’ power pack, which should not be subject to an export licence,” said the SSM statement posted on its website on 18 October.
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