Estonia awarded Otokar contract for the supply of ARMA 6×6 Vehicles

The Estonian Centre for Defence Investment (ECDI) has awarded Otokar, the global land systems manufacturer of Türkiye, a contract for the supply of ARMA 6×6 Armored Personnel Carriers, at a value of around EUR-130 Million including maintenance equipment and training services, where the deliveries are planned to be initiated in the second half of 2024 and completed by 2025.

The agreement was signed between Magnus Valdemar Saar, ECDI (Estonian Centre for Defence Investments) Director General and Sedef Vehbi, Otokar Military Cluster Head on October 18th, 2023 in Estonia.

The signature ceremony was held in attendance of Estonian Defence Minister, Hanno Pevkur and Turkey’s Defence Minister Yaşar Güler. Following the LOI (Letter of Intent) signed between two countries’ Defence Ministers, a protocol on cooperation in defense industry between Turkey and Estonia was also signed by Magnus Valdemar Saar, ECDI Director General and Haluk Görgün, SSB (Turkish Defence Industry Agency) President.

Otokar is proud to have a chance to serve with its ARMA 6×6 Armored Personnel Carrier to Estonian Land Forces.

Thanks to our combat proven know-how in land systems and related R&D, engineering and testing capabilities, nearly 33 thousand Otokar military vehicles are actively in service in more than 40 countries and nearly 60 end users in different climates and geographies around the world. Specifically ARMA 6×6 has a combat proven success in different parts of the world and Estonia will be the second NATO country fielding ARMA. Being a listed NATO and UN supplier, we value this award very much and consider it as a very important milestone for our ARMA vehicle family. We strongly believe that this initial contract will be a beginning of a long lasting relation between Estonian Defence Forces and Otokar.

Sedef Vehbi, Military Cluster Head of Otokar

The decision to purchase the 6×6 vehicles was made through a strong international competition and very thorough both commercial and technical evaluation of Estonian Defence Forces (EDF) where combat proven ARMA 6×6 stood out with its superior technical capabilities.

Source: Otokar news release

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