The KAPLAN ANTI-TANK is a new generation armored fighting vehicle that has the ability to move together with main battle tanks, taking a 21 Hp/ton power-to-weight ratio, taking into account the weight of the communication system and the automatic transmission. KAPLAN ANTI-TANK platform design enables all kinds of missions to be performed by integrating different subsystems.
KAPLAN ANTI-TANK has a low silhouette, and with its twin 5 road wheeled tracks, has the ability operate in hot/cold weather conditions at high speed not only on asphalt and stabilized highways, but also soft soil, and rough terrain. The advanced suspension track system is designed to reduce vibrations and improve road holding. Access to the vehicle is gained through a personnel door on the ramp or the hydraulic ramp located at the rear of the vehicle. The maintenance and repair of the power pack is carried out via the cabin access hatch and hatches that are at the front of the vehicle. For balance, the two fuel tanks are located at the rear and are fully-armored and isolated from the vehicle to ensure the security of personnel.
KAPLAN ANTI-TANK is one of the very few vehicles to have amphibious characteristics. Thanks to the two water propulsion systems located at the rear of the vehicle, KAPLAN ANTI-TANK can perform in deep and fast flowing waters. In addition to this, the driver is able to enter the water without prior preparation.
The hull of KAPLAN ANTI-TANK is manufactured and integrated using a ballistic welding technique. The hull is water resistant, together with the hatches, and the lids are water-proofed via seals. While the power pack cabin and the expanded driver area is located at the front of the vehicle, the gunner and the commander areas are located in the middle of the vehicle. The rear part includes the gunner’s aid and additional crew sections.
There are also laser-protected glass periscopes that allow the driver to see outside with a wide field of view providing high situational awareness. Integrated night vision systems are standard in all variants
Mission specific features
- Anti-Tank Concept
- Mechanized Armored Infantry
- Special Mission Operations