Turkey’s Otokar Receives Order of Arma 8×8, Cobra II 4×4 Armored Vehicles from African Customer

Turkey’s leading land systems manufacturer, Otokar has received a new export order of approximately USD 110 million from an African country for Arma 8×8 and Cobra II 4×4 tactical wheeled armored vehicles.

The order also includes spare parts and training services. Deliveries are planned to start in 2021 and be completed by the end of 2022.

Otokar General Manager Serdar Görgüç, said: “Intellectual property rights in all our armored vehicles of Otokar, which is preferred in the international arena; Turkey and the Turkish forces in the defense field engineers and carries the labor of workers abroad. With this order, our Arma 8×8 vehicle will be an African passenger for the first time; It will serve in the African continent. It also makes us proud that this new order came from a country to which we have been exporting before. Our vehicles, which our user has included in his inventory and are satisfied, became a reference for his new order; They preferred Otokar to meet their 4×4 and 8×8 tactical wheeled armored vehicles.”

Otokar armored vehicles today serve in more than 50 user inventories in more than 35 countries. Otokar armored vehicles, considered among the world’s leading vehicles in their class, stand out with their mobility, protection level and survivability.

ARMA 8×8

Arma is an amphibious wheeled armoured combat vehicle family designed and developed by Otokar. The vehicle is available in both 6×6 and 8×8 versions.

The modular and highly protected hull design of ARMA 8×8 provides a multipurpose platform that enables seamless integration of various types of mission equipment and/or weapon systems which meet the needs of modern armies.

The independent suspension system enhanced with Run Flat Tires, built-in Central Tyres Inflation System (CTIS) and Anti-locking Brake System (ABS) improves ground mobility and ride comfort even over the roughest terrain. Vehicle’s mobility is further enhanced with longitudinal and transverse differential locks and the high power to weight ratio coupled with high ground clearance and approach/departure angles.

ARMA is designed to meet specific requirements of various customers in modern combat, peace keeping and human relief operations. ARMA 8×8 is available in various types of mission configurations such as Armored Personnel Carrier (APC), Infantry Fighting Vehicle (IFV), Mobile Gun System (MGS), Mortar Carrier, Command Post, Ambulance, CBRN Reconnaissance, Driver Training, Reconnaissance, Maintenance, Recovery, etc.

Otokar Arma 8x8
Otokar Arma 8×8 wheeled armored vehicle. Photo Credit: Otokar Turkey.


COBRA II 4×4 Tactical Wheeled Armored Vehicle is a modular platform with superior technical and tactical characteristics.

In addition to superior mobility, COBRA II offers high level of protection, payload capacity and large internal volume. It comes with high protection against ballistic, mine and IED threats.

Delivering high performance in the toughest terrain and climate conditions, COBRA II is optionally available with an amphibious version, adapting perfectly to different missions as needed. COBRA II, subjected to rigorous climatic and amphibious tests in different parts of the world, travelled thousands of miles and also successfully passed the open sea swimming tests.

With its wide range of weapon integration and mission equipment options, the modular COBRA II can serve various types of missions including urban and peacekeeping missions.

Otokar COBRA II 4x4
Otokar COBRA II 4×4 light tactical armored vehicle. Photo Credit: Otokar Turkey.

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