TR Altay Main Battle Tank & Related Programs

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I see 4 tanks here, but it is for sure not a wide spread implementation.

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Good catch, I only noticed two in a different frame. Still doubt the effectiveness of this "solution" but people in charge would know more than me, obviously.

I think the future of MBTs will be going the way of landships, not as heavy as those from WWI and WWII of course they were ridiculous, capable of actively protecting themselves with things like multiple CIWS and jammers. And, light tanks to compliment IFVs in fast hit & run attacks.
 

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Defense Industry President Haluk Görgün
"Altay tank is going into mass production."

Altay mass production started?

Did he misspoke(Maybe he was speaking about the test deliveries) or did Altay serial production really started silently? (In this case, I'm not sure which would be more surprising, the fact that Altay has started mass production or the fact that some no name government official didn't announce it.)
 
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Altay mass production started?

Did he misspoke(Maybe he was speaking about the test deliveries) or did Altay serial production really started silently? (In this case, I'm not sure which would be more surprising, the fact that Altay has started mass production or the fact that some no name government official didn't announce it.)
I expected the tests to go for longer knowing TSK. If this is the case then the test period may have been shortened after the tank showed the expected performance and they started the mass production phase because of the urgency of this project.
 

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I expected the tests to go for longer knowing TSK. If this is the case then the test period may have been shortened after the tank showed the expected performance and they started the mass production phase because of the urgency of this project.
T0 also means a payment, likely SSB and BMC signed another contract for the serial production to enable and justify transfer of funds. I would doubt any technical progress while even no visual document have been published from the tests.

Yet another T0 in a nutshell so that BMC secures the funds.
 

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The Turkish Defence Industry Agency (SSB) announced the start of serial production of Altay tanks.

Of the first batch of 250 Altay tanks to be produced, 85 will use South Korean power systems, while 165 will use Turkish-designed and developed engine and transmission systems.

Türkiye will use South Korean systems as an interim solution until Turkish engines and drivetrains are developed.

Altay is a modern battle tank equipped with powerful armament, including a 120 mm 55 caliber main gun, a remote weapon station with a 7.62 mm or 12.7 mm machine gun and a 7.62 mm coaxial machine gun.

Designed by Türkiye, Altay weighs 65,000 kg and has an operational range of 500 km.

The tank is equipped with a 360-degree situational awareness system that provides a comprehensive and detailed view of its surroundings.

With the ceremony held on April 23, 2023, the first 2 New ALTAY Tanks were delivered to the Turkish Armed Forces to be used in qualification tests.

Within the scope of the project, the ALTAY Tank has been renewed in accordance with the conditions of the modern combat environment since its first prototype. many subsystems have been indigenized.

 

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Türkiye starts mass production of domestic Altay tank: Official https://www.dailysabah.com/business...ss-production-of-domestic-altay-tank-official
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How many tanks can Turkey 🇹🇷 manufacture in one year 50-100 ?
 

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I think plan of mass production is complete. The preparation/ completion of suppliers, sub-manufacturers, subcontractors, their purchase/supply scheme and machinery parks is a very difficult and important process. It's not just about the engine, it's much more difficult to create the ecosystem from scratch.

From now we could see the results. No worries. Our army knows its shit.
 
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I think plan of mass production is complete. The preparation/ completion of suppliers, sub-manufacturers, subcontractors, their purchase/supply scheme and machinery parks is a very difficult and important process. It's not just about the engine, it's much more difficult to create the ecosystem from scratch.

From now we could see the results. No worries. Our army knows its shit.
Yes indeed but how many tanks per year?
 

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I expect an initial production of 2 per month to be scaled up as the new factory matures. I expect all 250 tanks to be delivered in 5-6 years.
 

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