Land Forces Command Receives 113 Weapon Carrier Vehicles

Within the scope of the Weapon Carrier Vehicles (STA) Project for our Land Forces Command; 208 tracked KAPLAN vehicles and 136 wheeled PARS anti-tank vehicles are supplied from which Kornet or OMTAS can be launched. While 94 vehicles, 113 of which were KAPLAN, have been taken into the inventory so far, and 5 more vehicles have been taken into the inventory after the final inspection and acceptance activity that started on April 2021, 9. 7 of the vehicles were delivered to the 5th Armored Brigade Command in Gaziantep, and 2 to the 2nd Armored Brigade Command in Kahramanmaraş. With the procurement of STA vehicles, it was aimed to increase the operational efficiency of the anti-tank troops by harmonizing with the maneuverability of mechanized units.

THE KEY FEATURES OF THE KAPLAN STA VEHICLE ARE AS FOLLOWS:

  • DIMENSIONS: 5,6 x 3 x 3,1 m
  • BATTLE WEIGHT: 17 Ton
  • CREW: 4 people
  • WEAPON TYPE: Cornet-E / OMTAS
  • MOTOR: Cummins 360 HP
  • TRANSMISSION: Allison, X200-4C
  • POWER / WEIGHT RATIO: 21 BG / t
  • AZAMi SPEED: 65 KM / h
  • BALLISTIC PROTECTION: Available
  • PROTECTION AGAINST MINE: Available
  • AMPHIBI SPEED: 6,3 KM / h
  • MISSILE CARRYING CAPACITY: 6

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