A senior official from BMC, Defense NewsBMC, the main contractor for the Altay tank mass production project, has reached an agreement with two South Korean companies to work on the power package of the Altay tank, he told.
Speaking on condition of anonymity, the source said that the company has signed an agreement with Doosan and S&T Dynamics to supply Altay's engine and transmission mechanism. Authorized, "These agreements are the result of a strategic understanding between our companies and our countries" dedicate.
A senior defense procurement officer in Ankara, between BMC and South Korean defense companies "Is a groundbreaking deal" confirmed. He did not give detailed information about the conditions.
Until South Korea developed the K2 Black Panther tank with a local power package, it first started production with the engine of the German MTU company and the transmission of the RENK company. However, the regulations regarding the power package were loosened due to the failure of the local engine and transmission to provide sufficient performance (life and durability) from development work. Later, the way was opened for the use of the local engine in the K2 Black Panther tank. However, the German company RENK continues to be used as a supplier for the transmission.
The compression of the timetable for the production of Altay tanks (very large proportion of delay) due to Turkey's wish to have loosen also comes before us as a possible scenario.
İsmail Demir, President of Defense Industries, recently announced that the power package from an alternative country regarding the Altay tank was close. zamHe stated that he would be brought to Turkey at the same time and the tests would begin.
In the Altay tank development project, 10 thousand km of tests were carried out in mobility tests. In total, 26 thousand km of test was carried out. Therefore, the tests to be carried out with the new power pack may take a long time.