Domestic engine integration to ALTAY Tank begins

Integration activities of the domestic power group developed by BMC POWER for the ALTAY Main Battle Tank will begin in the coming months.

The development activities of the BATU Power Group, which consists of a 1500 horsepower engine and transmission for the ALTAY Main Battle Tank, continue. After the engine, the transmission of BATU was also started.

Following the test activities to be carried out separately with the engine and transmission, it is aimed to combine the duo and proceed to the power group tests as a whole. On the other hand, the BATU Engine was placed on the ALTAY Main Battle Tank for physical tests and various tests were carried out. BMC POWER plans to announce the program schedule details of BATU Power Group in April 2023.

Integration activities of the domestic power group developed by BMC POWER for the Altay tank will begin in April or May.

Test activities of the domestic engine will continue on the tank when the Korean power group starts to be used on the tank.

ALTAY AMT will have a national power group in 2025

President of the Turkish Presidency of Defense Industry Prof. Dr. İsmail Demir was the guest of the “Special Under Record” program broadcast on Haber Global on August 10, 2022. Answering the questions of the program host Saynur Tezel about the defense industry, Demir also made statements about the Altay tank.

Demir used the following statements:

“There are few companies in the world that make this level of powertrain. It’s not an easy job. Our engine has been tested for quite some time. The 1500 hp group will directly appeal to the Altay tank. Our 1000 hp group engine goes a little further. Tests continue. Towards 2025, Altay will go with our domestic engine.

It takes a certain amount of time for the engine to reach the level to be used. For example, Korea’s tank is very similar to ours. Currently, Korea only uses engines. The powertrains are from Germany. When we started our first engine process, it would have started with support from two Western companies, but it did not happen. There was an attitude not to give the engine of the tank to Turkey. These were there before.

Turkey is no longer a country that will live by the standards allowed by others. If we want to protect our national interests independently, there is no point. This is an issue that a country should pay attention to, along with lessons learned.”

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