Turkish Military Receives Modified ARMA Armored Vehicle for Mine Hunting

The Turkish military has taken delivery of a modified version of the ARMA wheeled armored vehicle from local manufacturer Otokar.

The 8×8 tactical vehicles will reportedly be used to support the country’s modern mine detection project.

To meet mine-hunting requirements, the ARMA has been equipped with an Aselsan ground penetrating radar for hunting down handmade explosives and mines.

Metal detectors have also been installed in front and on the sides of the vehicle for added accuracy.

Otokar also retained its superior features to ensure the “highest level” of personnel safety while detecting, diagnosing, and marking landmines.

‘A Multi-Purpose Platform’

Otokar’s ARMA 8×8 vehicle features an armored monocoque body structure that provides soldiers inside with increased ballistic and mine protection.

Its modular design enables the seamless integration of various weapons and equipment, allowing the vehicle to support a wide variety of missions.

Capable of being airlifted by a C-130, the ARMA can effectively meet the needs of armies in modern combat and peacekeeping operations anywhere in the world.

Available configurations of the 8×8 vehicle include armored personnel carrier, infantry fighting vehicle, mortar carrier, command post, and medical transport.

It also has an enhanced version, the ARMA II, which features increased protection, more interior space, and a larger turret.

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