Cobra has been developed by Otokar's research and development team to provide the best solution for the need of the armed forced for wheeled armored vehicles. Cobra attracts interest with its superior maneuvering capability and its high level of ballistic protection as well as its feature of adjustability of the same platform for diverse functions. It provides great facilities in maintenance and service as it is designed on the same framework and infrastructure and it can be manufactured in many models and types. The fact that the infrastructure remains the same even in diverse Cobras manufactured for different realms, which, in turn, saves from maintenance and repair works and spare parts, makes Cobra an armored vehicle preferred by many armies.
Rubber tire-wheeled 4 x 4 Cobra Armored Vehicle capable of carrying 1+8 personnel is manufactured with the following types. Moreover, it has an amphibious version as well.
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The Cobra's power/weight ratio is higher than 30 HP/ton. The powerful turbo diesel VB engine gives Cobra power to navigate the toughest terrain conditions. An electronically controlled automatic transmission, permanent four wheel drive and 2-speed lockable transfer box ensure high mobility whatever the terrain conditions are. An independent suspension and Central Tyre Inflation System make the Cobra the highest mobility armored vehicle in its class.
The optimized body angles of the monocoque hull structure provide Cobra built-in survivability. This, together with a low silhouette and high mobility in all types of terrain, result in excellent level of survivability. Run-flat tyres, provided as standard feature, allow the vehicle to continue its mission, even with deflated tyres.
The compactly designed Cobra is transportable by aircraft, helicopter, truck or railway, suitable for rapid deployment forces.
Suspension structure, rapid ingress and egress capability provided by the wide doors of Cobra vehicle ensure safe transfer and easy interference of the personnel. Vehicle's monocoque body and its wide wall angles are designed to provide higher ballistic and mine protection and due to its low profile, it is not an easy target to detect.
Otokar designed closed turret, enhances Cobra's effectiveness in day and night conditions during missions such as border control, road and strategic area protection and fire support to the teams in combat area.
The 360° rotating turret with twin guns has an ergonomic design and a low profile appropriate for various roles and missions. The turret provides possibility of surveillance and rapid firing against both ground and air targets from inside of the vehicle under protection.
It provides safe transport of patients and medical crew to risky areas. All necessary medical equipment for first aid is placed on the vehicle.
This vehicle is developed for target acquisition and information feedback to higher command units under severe battlefield conditions. With its computer-controlled mission equipment, the vehicle can sustain undegraded operation under day/night and all weather conditions.
The electro-optic sensor system and ground surveillance radar can either function independently or in complementary modes. target information is transmitted via frequency hopping and targets are displayed through RF microwave link.
Cobra Command / Control vehicle acts as a part of the command and control chain or as a command post and provides operational and regional intelligence in peacetime or engagement operations. The data collected via the vehicle's communicational subsystems are processed in a computer-aided environment.
The vehicle is developed to act against explosive attacks in airports. A hydraulically controlled blade, manufactured of the same armor materials as the hull and located at the front of the vehicle, can be controlled from the driver's position.
Double hydraulic thrusters with joystick control and position controller radiator aperture enables amphibious operation eliminating need for pre-work.
Cobra fitted with GIAT's 20 mm 20M621 cannon is designed to meet ground to ground and ground to air missions including patrol, protection of sensitive areas and participation in defense roles.
Cobra APC fitted with remotely controlled weapon station has a flexibility to accept 7,62 GPMG or 12,7mm HMG or 40mm AGL to its weapon station which is coupled with FLIR and day camera. Totally controlled by the gunner within inside of the protected compartment, the vehicle has a crew of 3 and accommodates additional 6 man personnel at the rear. The vehicle forms an efficient platform for patrol under day and night conditions.
Cobra was tested to develop its tactical cross-country capabilities and mobility performance. Durability and environmental performance were tested at special test centers in the U.S.