The Turkish Land Forces Command (TLFC) received six Kaplan tracked anti-tank vehicles from FNSS, marking the beginning of the serial production phase of the Weapon Carrier Vehicle (STA) programme, Turkey’s Presidency of Defence Industries (SSB) tweeted on 23 March.
The first two Kaplan vehicles were delivered to the TLFC last December as part of the pilot production phase, it recalled.
In addition to the first two Kaplan vehicles six more vehicles were also equipped with Russian Kornet-E missiles mounted on anti-tank turrets, the state-owned Anatolia news agency reported on 23 March.
Last year, Roketsan’s OMTAS medium-range anti-tank missile was test fired by moving Kaplan and Pars 4×4 armoured vehicles, both of which will be equipped with the weapon.
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