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UAE Awards $544 Million Armored Vehicle Contract To Turkish-UAE Joint Venture

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  1. Zarvan

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    A variant of the Arma, 8X8 armored vehicle, developed Turkey’s Otokar ordered by UAE (Image: Otokar)

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    The General Headquarters (GHQ) of the UAE Armed Forces has awarded Al Jasoor a contract for the supply of 8x8 amphibious infantry fighting vehicles, at an estimated value of over 2 Billion AED (US$544 million).

    The decision to purchase the vehicles was made following a thorough commercial/ technical evaluation by Tawazun, the vehicle underwent an array of successful extensive all-terrain tests in the UAE, Otokar said in a statement Friday.

    The development of the vehicle was done by Al Jasoor, which is a joint venture between Heavy Vehicles industries (HVI), a fully owned subsidiary of Tawazun, and Otokar Land systems UAE, a fully owned subsidiary of Otokar, Turkey.

    Under a special arrangement, Al Jasoor will manufacture the vehicles in Abu Dhabi, using the existing facilities of Tawazun Industrial Park.

    On behalf of Al Jasoor, Tawazun Chief Executive Officer H.E. Saif Mohamed Al Hajeri thanked the GHQ for selecting the 8X8 armored infantry vehicles.

    He said Tawazun is proud to continuously contribute in meeting the requirements of the UAE Armed Forces, adding that all the partners will be working closely to ensure timely delivery of the vehicles.

    Regarding the project, Otokar General Manager Serdar Görgüç said that "Otokar is very proud to be a partner in this important program, and it shall be a privilege for Otokar to be able to serve the UAE Army and to meet their high standards.

    The existing most modern Automotive manufacturing facilities of Abu Dhabi is prepared to host the local production of the vehicle in Tawazun Industrial Park.

    The 8X8 infantry vehicle comes with an amphibious kit and is capable of withstanding mines and ballistic threats.

    http://www.defenseworld.net/news/18...act_To_Turkish_UAE_Joint_Venture#.WMa1KPl9600
     
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  2. snow lake

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    Looks cool.
    Small gun. Need external armour for RPG protection
     
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  3. Arsalan mehmud

    Arsalan mehmud FULL MEMBER

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    Pakistan too should be involved in such type of projects... :cheesy:
     
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    why not buy from israel?
     
  5. HannibalBarca

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    Israel do not have a whelled one, well since few month you do, but still not on sell.
    And why buying israeli when you can buy better from the Turks and Full ToT... (transfer of tech) And plus from an ally...
    Arma8x8 is a proven combat vehicule, with a past and a record. while israel do not.
     
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    nothing turkey do is better then israeli be sure
     
  7. HannibalBarca

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    well, yet Turkey already is manufacturing it.. while Israel not. :)
     
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  9. HannibalBarca

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    Turkey has a trophy like sys too...
    And this israeli apc is only a "prototype" not yet in mass prod...
    AND it's not combat proven...

    In the end, Turkey has those 3 point already done...
     
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  10. c-dome1

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    israel aps is battle proven with 100% sucsee
     
  11. HannibalBarca

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    not 1000%? why only 100%??

    Combat proven.. without being in combat situation..and being only a prototype...

    Sry You are right. Let's end here...
     
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    Talking about combat ready?? What's about all the proxies assembled and funded, yet failing against the Turkish army and the systems its using????
     
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    Turkish ARMA 8x8 weights without turret 24 tons.
    Israeli vehicle 30 tons.

    Arma has 400hp engine but Israeli 800hp.
    I expect Turkish ARMA would 2times cheaper than Israeli vehicle if Israel had mass produced.
    Arma is smarter than Israeli vehicle.
    Also Arma has fuel consumption and cheaper parts.

    Israeli Elitan too much big and fat.
    If you have 500 pieces this kind of vehicle you shoul account all expence,parts and fuel.
    Turkish ARMA has enough armour as same as Elitan.

    I would like to know cost of one vehicle.
    How many vehicles for 540 million?
     
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    Maybe they hate and dont trust jews!
     
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