The KAPLAN-10 is a new generation armoured combat fighting vehicle that has the ability to move together with main battle tanks. The KAPLAN-10 platform design enables the integration of different types of subsystems which allow it to perform all kinds of missions.
KAPLAN-10’s compact silhouette combined with an advanced suspension system allows it to manoeuvre at high speeds in various terrains and weather conditions.
Ingress and egressto the vehicle is gained through an access door located at the rear of the vehicle. The maintenance and repair of the power pack is carried out via the cabin access hatch. For balance, the two fuel tanks are located at the rear and are fully armoured and isolated from the vehicle to ensure the security of the personnel.
KAPLAN-10 is one of the very few armoured vehicles which have amphibious characteristics. Thanks to the two water propulsion systems located at the rear of the vehicle, KAPLAN-10 can easily perform in deep and fast flowing waters. In addition, the driver can enter the water without prior preparation.
The hull of KAPLAN-10 is manufactured and integrated using a ballistic welding technique The power pack and driver are located in the front of the vehicle while the commander and gunner are situated in the centre. 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 angle of view, providing high situational awareness. Integrated night vision systems are standard in all variants.
The vehicle is in-service with the Turkish Land Forces with Anti-Tank Vehicle configuration.
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