ASouth Korean firm will supply transmissions for the engines to be used on Türkiye’s domestic main battle tank (MBT) project, Altay, which was on hold after a deal with a German company collapsed, Trend reports citing Daily Sabah.
SNT Heavy Industries will supply Altay producer BMC with a 1,500-horsepower automatic transmission, the company said Monday.
It said the export deal includes $74.9 million of supply until 2027 and has an option for further sourcing priced at $141 million between 2028 and 2030.
The South Korean company said the deal was signed after a test evaluation, including an endurance driving test last year.
“It is a valuable achievement through a harsh test evaluation, such as completing a night-based driving of about 200 kilometers (124.27 miles) a day even in the local rough terrain and environment,” the company said, adding that their transmission could perfectly replace the German parts.