President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, Defence Minister Hulusi Akar, and Defence Industry Agency (SSB) President Professor İsmail Demir attended the ceremony. Three tanks were brought to the ceremony hall, and two will be delivered to the Army.
Three tanks were brought to the ceremony hall, and two will be delivered to the Army.
The third will take part in the tests at Arifiye facilities.
TurDef has learned that the serial production will start once the tests are completed, and the required amendments are made. The tanks were manufactured at Turkish Defence Ministry facilities. The serial production will be held in Ankara. BMC aims to produce eight tanks per month.
ASELSAN Chairman of the Board of Directors and CEO Professor Haluk Görgün, who attended the delivery ceremony, gave information about ASELSAN products on the tank. Professor Görgün explains that ASELSAN provides the entire electronic warfare system of the Altay tank, including communication, radar, sighting systems and electro/optics. The active protection system AKKOR has ASELSAN’s signature on it. Professor Görgün underlines that the communication system is so efficient that it is possible to use a tank as a Command Control Centre. ASELSAN provides this solution packet to both eastern and western tanks worldwide.