President of the Turkish Presidency Defense Industry. Dr. During the live broadcast on social media, İsmail DEMİR touched on the engine problem of the ALTAY Main Battle Tank.
In a statement made by President DEMİR, “The work done with a country regarding ALTAY's engine has reached a very good point. We can say that the signatures have been made. With the collaboration to be done there, this will take a certain process, but it is possible to say that we have a "C" plan for the engine and "C" after the "B". Of course, our ultimate goal in tank engine is national and domestic engine. As you know, the studies are going on, the engines are slowly coming out of various power groups. ” expressions were included.
President of Defense Industry Prof. Dr. In the statement made by İsmail DEMİR in January 2020, “We have a contractual agreement of T0+18 Months regarding the ALTAY Tank. T0 zero represents the next stage for us after the prerequisites are met and we are ready for production. The company does not have a power package (engine and transmission). zammoment cannot start T0. In the event that the application for the power package is not concluded, this 0-month period does not start, as we could not initiate T18. We had a publicly declared 18 months before, he zamWe waited for the finalization of the application made much earlier. This application has not received a positive or negative response at this time and is pending. However, our search for alternatives for the power package continues rapidly, and we hope that it will be concluded very soon. After the power package is finalized and the production line qualification is completed, the T0 phase will start, after which we will start the 18 months.” statements were made.
ALTAY Main Battle Tank (AMT) Project
As part of the National Main Battle Tank (AMT) ALTAY project, the mass production contract was signed on 9 November 2018 with a ceremony held between BMC and the Defense Industry Directorate (SSB). In project scope; The first mass production tank will be delivered at T0 + 24th month and ALTAY-T1 deliveries will be completed at T0 + 39th month. However, in line with the directives of Defense Industry President İsmail DEMİR, a promotion tank in an ALTAY-T1 configuration that is not covered by the contract is targeted to be completed in the T0 + 18th month. The first ALTAY-T2 tank will be delivered in the T0 + 49th month, and delivery of 0 tanks in the T87 + 250th month will be completed.
Source: Defense Industry