The Turkish Defence Industries Undersecretariat (SSM) announced the opening of the tender on 24 November for the development of the engines of the Altay main battle tank.
The SSM said on its website that five companies have been invited to bid: Tümosan, BMC Otomotiv, Figes Fizik, Istanbul Denizcilik (Istanbul Maritime Shipbuilding), and TUSAS Motor Sanayii (Turkish Aerospace Industries Engine-TEI).
The SSM recently received bids to produce 500 Altay tanks, including 250 options, for more than USD8 billion.
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