Turkey Launches Tank Upgrade Program

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  1. Pathfinder

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    Turkey Launches $500 Million Tank-Upgrade Contest

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    ANKARA—The Turkish government has officially launched a competition for the upgrade of a batch of 200 German- and US-made battle tanks in the army’s inventory, a contract that analysts estimate to be worth roughly $500 million.

    Five Turkish companies placed their upgrade bids on Jan. 23. The local bidders are: military electronics specialist Aselsan, Turkey’s biggest defense company; missile-maker Roketsan; and armored vehicles manufacturers BMC, Otokar and FNSS. Aselsan and Roketsan are state-controlled companies; BMC, Otokar and FNSS are privately owned.

    Some industry sources were surprised by bids from a military electronics specialist and a missile maker. “Normally these companies should have been subsystem producers,” said one source.

    The upgrade program will be administered by Turkey’s procurement agency, the Undersecretariat for Defense Industries (SSM). It will involve modernization work on 40 M60A3, 40 Leopard II A4 and 120 M60T tanks.

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    The Syrian war started almost 6 years ago, by the time this upgrade is finished the war will be over. They should have started the upgrade during the first year of the war, did you see our units in the Gaziantep region? Completely outdated 1970's era tech and doctrine.
     
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    Explosive Reactive Armor developed by Roketsan and funded by the Turkish Armed Forces strengthening fund.

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