ARMA Multi Wheeled Armored Combat Vehicle
ARMA is Otokar's new generation modular multi-wheel configuration armored vehicle with superior tactical and technical characteristics. Thanks to the high level of ballistic and mine protection as well as the outstanding design allowing the integration of various types of mission equipments or armament, ARMA is an adaptable 6x6 platform for evolving mission needs in a modern battlefield forming an optimum solution among mobility, modularity and protection. The ARMA rides on independent hydro-pneumatic suspension, offering respectable off-road mobility and comfort. Front two axles are steerable enabling it to make tight turnings. Tyre run flat capability and Central Inflation System is supplied as standard. The ARMA is also transportable by air with C-130 in standard configuration.
Otokar's ARMA Multi Wheeled Armored Combat Vehicle Family comprises 6x6 and 8x8 versions, provide mobility on both land and sea, advanced ballistic protection, modular architecture, extra-large internal volume and reduced maintenance andoperational costs. By using the same or interchangeable subsystems and components Otokar achieved 85% commonality in the ARMA 6x6 and 8x8 vehicles. Thanks to the high level of ballistic and mine protection as well as the outstanding design allowing the integration of various types of mission equipment or armament, the ARMA 6x6 and 8x8 vehicles are adaptable platforms able to satisfy the evolving mission requirements encountered in amodern battlefield.
Powered by a 8.9 litre, 6-cylinder 450hp water-cooled turbo diesel engine with 7-speed automatic gearbox, the ARMA ACV Family of vehicles rides on independent hydro pneumatic suspension, offering respectable off-road mobility andcomfort. Front two axles are steerable enabling them to make tight turnings. The Central Tire Inflation System (CTIS) with Run Flat Tire is supplied as standard.
The ARMA AVC Family of vehicles can be airlifted inside the C-130 or the A400M transport aircraft. The 6.4m long, 2.7m wide and 2.2m high ARMA 6x6 has an 18,500kg combat weight and payload of 4,500kg, and can carry a driver, commander and 8 dismounts in its fully NBC protected hull.
The ARMA 6x6 Personnel Carrier with Closed Turret Weapon Station combines the firing capability of its armament with the superior mobility and high protection level of ARMA vehicle. Thanks to its turret allowing the integration of automated machine guns in different types and calibres, it enables firing from inside the armored vehicle both in day and night without being exposed to external threats.
The ARMA 6x6 amphibious armored personnel carrier provides the crew with a high level of protection against ballistic and mine threats by means of high hardness monocoque steel hull. The personnel is seated on individual mine protected seats. The collective NBC protection system provides the crew with a safe environment and uninterrupted operation in contaminated areas. The amphibious capability ensures superior tactical capabilities in all terrain conditions.
Arma 6x6 versions rides on hudro-penumatic independent suspension and locked transfer case which ensures superior off-raod mobility and comfort. With its independent hydro-pneumatic suspension and locked transfer case, ARMA 6x6 presents superior off-road mobility and comfort. The ARMA 6x6 versions is equipped with a 8.9 litre, 6 cylinders, 450 HP turbo diesel engine and 6 forward 1 reverse automatic gearbox providing the users with a superior agility and manoeuvrability in all terrain conditions. The engine is located at the right front of the vehicle, allowing a comparably high internal volume to be efficiently and ergonomically used.
As of December 2011, Otokar received two export contracts for ARMA 6x6 and deliveries were to be completed in 2012. Otokar also completed the design and production of the NBC Reconnaissance Vehicle version of ARMA 6x6 to meet both TLF and foreign customers' requirements and the prototypevehicle has underwent tests in an undisclosed friendly country in 2011.
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