President of the Turkish Presidency Defense Industry. Dr. During the live broadcast on social media, İsmail DEMİR touched on the engine problem of the ALTAY Main Battle Tank.
In a statement made by President DEMİR, “The work done with a country regarding ALTAY's engine has reached a very good point. We can say that the signatures have been made. With the collaboration to be done there, this will take a certain process, but it is possible to say that we have a "C" plan for the engine and "C" after the "B". Of course, our ultimate goal in tank engine is national and domestic engine. As you know, the studies are going on, the engines are slowly coming out of various power groups. ” expressions were included.
President of Defense Industry Dr. In the statement made by İsmail DEMİR in January 2020, “We have a contract such as T0 + 18 Months regarding the ALTAY Tank. T0 zero means the next stage for us after the prerequisites are met and ready for production. The company cannot start the T0 when it does not have a power pack (motor and transmission). In the event that the application for the power package has not been concluded, this 0-month period does not start because we could not start the T18. We had 18 months before we made public, we waited for the previous application to be concluded. This application has not encountered a positive or negative answer at this time and is pending. However, our alternative searches for the power pack are continuing rapidly, and we hope that it will result very soon. After the power package is completed and the production line qualification is completed, the T0 phase will start, and then we will start 18 months. ” statements were included.
ALTAY Main Battle Tank (AMT) Project
As part of the National Main Battle Tank (AMT) ALTAY project, the mass production contract was signed on 9 November 2018 with a ceremony held between BMC and the Defense Industry Directorate (SSB). In project scope; The first mass production tank will be delivered at T0 + 24th month and ALTAY-T1 deliveries will be completed at T0 + 39th month. However, in line with the directives of Defense Industry President İsmail DEMİR, a promotion tank in an ALTAY-T1 configuration that is not covered by the contract is targeted to be completed in the T0 + 18th month. The first ALTAY-T2 tank will be delivered in the T0 + 49th month, and delivery of 0 tanks in the T87 + 250th month will be completed.
Source: Defense Industry