Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Altay Main Battle Tank finally going into production.

Geez the more I look at this tank the more I think its just a Turkish K2...I know you guys disagree but dang!

via Military Tech Blog
“Following our initial offer in January, we submitted our final offer early today upon the request by the SSM,” Otokar CEO Serdar Görgüç told MT. “As the maker of the 100% indigenous battle tank, we are ready for the job with our human resources, experience and know-how.”
Görgüç added that the company also looks at meeting similar needs for Turkey’s friendly and allied countries in the future, meaning export. Saying that a number of Otokar products have already been in use by NATO and UN forces, Görgüç explained: “We believe that the ALTAY will attract attention from other countries following the start of its mass production, even paving the way for production possibilities in other countries with the participation of Turkey’s allies in the project.”
The final offer included the mass production of 250 ALTAY MBTs and their integrated logistic support operations, according to the statement made to the SSM.
Interesting.  Quite honestly I'm waiting for the next shoe to drop and all these defense companies become state owned enterprises.  The days of negotiating price might soon come to an end.

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