Turkish company Otokar has unveiled for the first time its newest electric armored vehicle, called the Akrep II. Otokar general manager Serdar Görgüç said that the Turkish company has been taking bold steps to the goal of becoming a global brand in the defense industry; Otokar takes its claim in the defense industry to a new level with the new generation of Akrep II (Scorpion).
Akrep II was designed as a modular platform so that it could be adapted to different tasks, and that vehicle technology had been developed in such a way as to make the most of its facilities. The new vehicle is designed to meet a Turkish Army requirement. A new armored vehicle will replace the Cobra and Akrep I armored vehicle in reconnaissance missions.
The baseline version of the Akrep II vehicle provides all-around protection for the crew against small arms rounds and artillery shell splinters. Addition of slat armor gives some degree of protection against rocket-propelled grenades. Also is expected that this new vehicle withstands anti-tank mine blasts under the wheels.
This armored scout car can be fitted with remotely controlled weapon station, armed with small- or medium-caliber gun. Lighter versions, armed with shielded 7.62-mm, 12.7-mm machine guns or 40-mm automatic grenade launcher are also available.