Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 2018
Total Production: 1,100
Development Cost: USD$1.0 billion
Unitary Cost: USD$14 million
Origin: Turkey
Corporations: Aselsan, MKEK, Otokar* and ROKETSAN   (*) lead contractor
Parent System: Altay
Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 2018
Total Production: 1,100
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Description: The Altay is a main battle tank (MBT) program developed by Otokar with the assistance of South Korea's Hyundai Rotem to supply the Turkish Armed Forces with 1,000 new generation tanks. Turkey selected South Korea's K2 Black Panther as the basis for the Altay tank in 2008. MKEK will supply the 120mm primary gun, Roketsan the tank's composite armor and Aselsan will take care of the fire control system as well as sensors and other electronic gear. Turkey will order the Altay tanks in four tranches of 250 tanks each with first deliveries beginning in 2015. Turkey invested $1 billion on the Altay tank development between 2008 and 2016. The tank will be powered by a 1,800-hp multi-fuel engine developing a top speed of 70 kilometers per hour and allowing a maximum range of 500 kilometers. The weapon system consists of a 120mm gun along with a 7.62mm coaxial machine gun and a roof-mounted 12.7mm remote weapon station. The tank's crew consists of four: driver, commander, loader and gunner. Several countries, especially from the Middle East, have expressed their interest in buying the Altay tank but no firm order has materialized yet.

Altay Specifications

Caliber Multiple: 55
Crew: 4
Rolling Rubber Wheels: 7
Height: 2.60 meter (102 inch)
Length: 10.3 meter (406 inch)
Length without Gun: 7.30 meter
Main Gun Caliber: 120 millimeter
Width: 3.90 meter (154 inch)
Max Range: 500 kilometer (311 mile)
Power: 1,800 hp (1,343 kW)
Top Speed: 70 kph (43 mph)
Combat Weight: 65,000 kilogram (143,298 pound)
CEP: Circular Error Probable
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Altay News

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on 31 Jul 2008
Thursday, July 31, 2008Turkey Selects K2 Black Panther Main Battle Tank for its Altay Program

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