Otokar and Milrem Robotics signed a teaming agreement to explore opportunities for unmanned and remote-controlled ground vehicles.

Turkey’s land systems manufacturer Otokar and the European leading robotics and autonomous systems developer Milrem Robotics signed a teaming agreement during the DSEI 2021 exhibition in London to merge know-how and resources for autonomy development and application for unmanned and robotic operations of military vehicles.

Otokar’s and Milrem Robotics’ cooperation will entail working with the existing fleet of vehicles of both companies and introducing new systems by developing intelligent functions, encryption, and safety features as well as environmental awareness and hybridization. 

“We anticipate that the future battlefield will consist of a mix of unmanned and manned assets which are seamlessly connected into a well-functioning integrated system,” said Kuldar Väärsi, CEO of Milrem Robotics. “Combining the know-how and expertise of Milrem Robotics, the leading technology provider and systems house for not only autonomous and robotic systems, but also for optionally manned ground systems and Otokar, a strong and innovative land systems provider, will allow us to deliver our customers new capabilities in the land systems segment,” Väärsi added.

Regarding the agreement Otokar General Manager Serdar Görgüç said: “As the pioneer land systems company of Turkey, Otokar continues to introduce innovative solutions in land systems by taking into account the current and future requirements of modern armies and security forces. We consider the different needs and expectations of our users and provide customer-oriented solutions. In this context we are delighted to announce our cooperation with Milrem Robotics. I’m confident the combination of Otokar’s combat proven know-how and unique R&D, engineering and testing capabilities in armored vehicles and the Milrem Robotics’ expertise and know-how in autonomy, artificial intelligence and remote control will lead to significant developments in unmanned and remote-controlled land systems. This collaboration will enable us to go one step further to generate Otokar’s line of unmanned ground vehicles (UGV) in addition to our existing product range.”

About Milrem Robotics

Milrem Robotics is the European leading robotics and autonomous systems developer and systems integrator with offices in Estonia, Sweden, Finland and shortly in the Netherlands.

The company is the leader of the iMUGS Consortium that was awarded 30,6 MEUR from the European Commission’s European Defence Industrial Development Programme (EDIDP) to develop a European standardized unmanned ground system (UGS).

About Otokar

Otokar is Turkey’s most competent land systems company with 34 years of experience in military vehicles. The company strive to offer the best products and services to more than 55 end-users in more than 35 countries, including NATO states, and the Turkish army and police forces, against present and future threats. Nearly 33 thousand military vehicles of Otokar are actively used in NATO and United Nations missions in different climates and geographies around the world.

Otokar offers products with owned intellectual property rights, using its own technology, design and applications to provide solutions tailored to the needs and expectations of its clients. Otokar designs and manufactures a wide range of defense industry products including 4×4, 6×6, 8×8 tactical wheeled armored vehicles and tracked armored vehicles as well as turret systems.