Eurosatory 2014

A wheeled line-up (ES14E3)

18 June 2014

Turkish firm Otokar (Hall 5, Stand G721) is showing five wheeled armoured fighting vehicles at Eurosatory, including its recently launched Cobra II and Ural.

Cobra II is the follow-on to the original and highly successful Cobra, which has been built in large numbers for the home and export markets. Otokar has confirmed that the Cobra II will be marketed alongside the original Cobra.

The Cobra II has more volume, payload and protection and is being shown here fitted with the Otokar-developed Keskin remote weapon station (RWS). This RWS can be armed with a 7.62mm or .50 machine gun (MG), or a 40mm automatic grenade launcher; the version at the show is armed with a .50 M2 HB MG.

Six preproduction Cobras have been built, of which two are in the fully amphibious configuration, fitted with two propellers mounted one under either side at the rear of the hull.

Maximum GVW is 12 tonnes.

The Ural is a more compact vehicle with a GVW of up to 6.5 tonnes. It can carry up to eight dismounts plus its crew of two.

The other three Otokar vehicles on show are the original Cobra and the Arma in both 8x8 and 6x6 configurations. Both of these are in production for the export market.

Otokar has manufactured more than 28,000 military vehicles – armoured and unarmoured. It is also prime contractor for the Turkish Land Forces Command Altay main battle tank, with first vehicles undergoing trials.

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