Turkish Armed Forces receive first modernized M60T tank

Video: Turkish Armed Forces receive first modernized M60T tank. Source and images: SavunmaSanayiST
Video: Turkish Armed Forces receive first modernized M60T tank. Source and images: SavunmaSanayiST

Turkish Armed Forces receive first M60T tank modernized with national technology

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Ankara, Turkey – In a significant ceremony held in the Şereflikoçhisar district of Ankara, the first M60T tank, modernized under the Additional Tank Capacity Supply Project M60T (TİYK-M60T), was officially handed over to the Turkish Armed Forces.

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The event was attended by prominent figures, including the President of SSB, Prof. Dr. Haluk Görgün, the Deputy Minister of National Defense, Dr. Celal Sami Tüfekçi, and the Commander of the Land Forces, General Selçuk Bayraktaroğlu, among other military and defense sector representatives.

Video: Turkish Armed Forces receive first modernized M60T tank. Source and images: SavunmaSanayiST
This milestone in the TİYK-M60T Project marks a significant advance in the modernization program of the Turkish Armed Forces, replacing foreign systems in M60T tanks with domestically manufactured equivalents. A contract signed in July between ASELSAN and SSB initiated the process of nationalizing critical components.

As part of the project, the mass production of the VOLKAN-M Fire Control System, the Command and Control Tank Combat Information System, Additional Armor Protection, and Crew Seats was entirely carried out locally. The integration of these systems into the M60T tanks and related activities are being conducted at the 2nd Directorate of the Main Maintenance Factory in Kayseri.

In addition to ASELSAN, ROKETSAN also plays a vital role in the project, developing Additional Armor Guards and crew seats from T-Kalıp. With this modernization, two updated M60T tanks have already been added to the inventory of the Land Forces Command, with future plans to integrate domestic systems into other M60T tanks.

Video: Turkish Armed Forces receive first modernized M60T tank. Source and images: SavunmaSanayiST
This development not only strengthens Turkey’s military capabilities but also highlights its commitment to innovation and independence in the defense sector.

The TİYK-M60T project is a testament to the growing defense industry of the country, which is establishing itself as a significant player on the global stage.

Source and images: SavunmaSanayiST

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