23 February 2009
The KAYA is the latest product of Otokar's design and development studies due to the increasing demand of mine-resistant vehicles in the world. Otokar aimed the vehicle to provide not only superior mine and ballistic protection but also high levels of cross country capability.
And the KAYA is specially designed to provide mine and ballistic protection for the troops on all terrain conditions, while offering high mobility, ease of handling and outstanding crew comfort. Otokar's know-how and experience in mine protected vehicles gained with the COBRA, played an important role in the design and development process of the KAYA. In order to provide excellent cross country capabilities, the KAYA was developed on the Daimler Chrysler Unimog 5000 running chassis. Armored Cab and Crew Compartment are designed as two separate units to utilize and maintain the Unimog 5000's ultimate cross country capability. KAYA 4x4 mine protected vehicle with its flexible body configuration can easily be configured for different missions along with varying user needs.
Thanks to Otokar's engineering and R&D capabilities, mine blasts under the hull and wheels were simulated by special software during the design period. Mine Blast tests were performed succesfully according to NATO standards. Its performance and cross country capabilities are also successfully tested on different terrain conditions.
"We are glad to launch our latest armoured vehicle KAYA at IDEX. It's a good opportunity for us to showcase our engineering and R&D capabilities with our brand-new mine protected armoured vehicle." said Mr. Serdar Görgüç, General Manager of Otokar. "Over the years, proven ability and multiple role capabilities of Otokar vehicles made the company the main supplier of the Turkish Military & Security Forces for Armoured and Soft Skinned 4x4 Tactical Vehicles and overall export leader of Turkish Defence Industry. KAYA will soon be a an affordable and capable solution for the force protection. The vehicle is now ready for production along with other Otokar vehicles and now compliments our product range." Mr. Gorguc added: "Along with our design and development capabilities Otokar highly enjoys the significant advantage of its own integrated manufacturing technology. We have more than 25,000 operational vehicles worldwide especially performing in active duty and conflict zones."
Otokar's worldwide known armoured vehicle COBRA is also exhibited at IDEX 2009. The demand to Otokar's 4x4 Cobra had increased in recent years. The COBRA is in duty in various countries including the Gulf Region.
The 4x4 Cobra armoured vehicle provides superior mobility, a high level of protection, adaptability to various missions and a low logistic footprint.
Also on display is the Otokar 4x4 Armoured Personnel Carrier. Otokar APV is adaptable to a wide range of military, paramilitary and security roles. With its high manoeuvrability, lower operating costs and superior on and off-road capabilities, the Otokar APV provides affordable choice for security forces in risky areas.