Turkiye will begin mass production of the main battle tank Altay within two years, Report informs via CNN Turk.

The 65-ton tanks will be developed by Aselsan and will be equipped with an active defense system that will make them invulnerable to the most modern anti-tank missile systems such as the Javelin. The work is planned to be completed in 2023. The Altay tanks will be equipped with new generation armor and will have a range of 8 km. Fire control will be carried out using a computer system.

The $500 million contract for the production of Altay was signed in 2018 between the Turkish Department of Defense Industry and BMC. At the initial stage, it envisages the production of 250 tanks.