Otokar Arma

Arma is 6x6 and 8x8 amphibious wheeled armoured combat vehicle family designed and developed by Otokar. The vehicle is a modular multi-wheel configurable with high level of ballistic and mine protection due to its high hardness monocoque steel hull.

Otokar Arma
Class Vehicle
Type Armoured Fighting Vehicle
Manufacturer Otokar
Origin Turkey (Ottoman Empire)
Country Name Origin Year
Turkey (Ottoman Empire) 2010
ManufacturerName Production From Production To Quantity
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Otokar developed the vehicle to target the Turkish Land Forces’ Special Purpose Tactical Wheeled Armoured Vehicle (Özel Maksatli Taktik Tekerlekli Zirhli Araç, ÖMTTZA) project. It is competing against two other vehicles in the shape of FNSS Defence Systems’ Pars and HEMA Endustri’s Anafarta, a variant of Patria’s 6×6 Armoured Modular Vehicle (AMV). Turkish Land Forces are expected to make a selection for its OMTTZA requirement by mid-2010 and subsequently procure 336 vehicles in a variety of versions: 30 for NBC reconnaissance, 36 radar carriers, 108 sensor carriers, 39 command vehicles and 108 fire-support vehicles, which could be armed with a manually operated 20 mm cannon. Mobility tests with prototypes to date have included around 10,000 km of running over varied terrain.

Otokar presented the first time to the public the Arma wheeled armoured vehicle at Eurosatory 2010. The ARMA is the latest product of Otokar’s design and development studies and a proof of Otokar’s ability to leverage its engineering, manufacturing and expertise across a large portfolio of armoured tactical vehicles. ARMA is a new product family within the Otokar’s the tactical wheeled armoured vehicle range with modular multi-wheel configuration. ARMA vehicle platform with superior tactical and technical features will be an outstanding and cost effective product among competitive products. Thanks to the high level of ballistic and mine protection as well as, the outstanding design allowing the integration of various types of weapon stations and mission equipment, ARMA will be an adaptable platform for evolving mission needs in a modern battlefield. ARMA vehicle’s development started in 2007 as a company funded development project for home and export markets. 

Development studies from concept design till the end of test phases including qualification and validation processes, detailed design, computer aided engineering studies, are performed by Otokar. ARMA 6x6 is ready for full scale production and the family will be complemented by an 8x8 version late in 2010. In 2010, Turkish leading land systems manufacturer, Otokar received the first contract for its new 6x6 tactical armoured vehicle ARMA from abroad. The contract is valued in excess of $10.6 million including the vehicles, spare parts and training. Deliveries under this contract award are expected to be completed in 15 months. In June 2011, Otokar has been awarded a $63.2 million second contract for its new 6x6 tactical armoured vehicle ARMA.

Type Armoured combat vehicle
Place of origin Turkey
Production history
Designer Otokar
Manufacturer Otokar
Variants Armored personnel carrier, Infantry fighting vehicle
Specifications
Weight 18,500 kg
Length 6.4 m
Width 2.7 m
Height 2.2 m
Crew 2+8
Armor 12.5 mm
Main
armament
One 12.7 mm or 7.62 mm machine gun
Engine Water-cooled turbo diesel
450 hp
Power/weight 24.3 hp/tonne
Suspension Hydropneumatic
Operational
range
700 km
Speed 105 km/h


Specifications

  • Dimensions: Length, 6,428 m; Width, 2,708 m; Height, 2,223 m.
  • Weight: 18,500 kg
  • Speed: 105 km/h on road
  • Range: 700 km
  • Crew: 2 + 8 (10 if 8x8 variant) soldiers
  • Armor: Protection 12.5 mm, mines and IDFs.
  • Armament: One 12.7 mm or 7.62 mm machine gun and more to be made
  • Accessories: NBC protection system, air conditioning

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