Turkey: Altay T3 version MBT Main Battle Tank will be fitted with unmanned turret
According to the website of the Turkish Newspaper Gazete Vatan, the Turkish-made Main Battle Tank (MBT) Altay will be delivered in three configurations designated T1, T2 and T3. The latest variant scheduled for qualification in 2024, the T3 will be fitted with an unmanned turret and an automatic loading system.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan announced the establishment
of a BMC production and technology base in the northwestern province of Sakarya. The $180 million facility is set to become the country’s biggest defense investment in recent years. Once all phases are completed, it is supposed to employ 10.000 people. BMC is one of Turkey’s commercial and defense vehicle producers. Qatar owns a significant stake in the company. The new site will produce Altay main battle tanks (MBTs), military and commercial vehicles, and engines of various platforms.