The company was established in 1988 to manufacture 1698 each Armored Combat Vehicles (ACV’s) for Turkish Armed Forces under a direct commercial contract with the Undersecretariat of Defense Industries (SSM). FNSS started production in August 1991 at facilities situated on a total area of 280.000 square meters.
After year 2000, FNSS developed a new generation of 6X6 and 8X8 Wheeled Armored Combat Vehicles named PARS, which in Turkish means Anatolian Leopard.
In January 2007, FNSS was awarded a contract by the Turkish MoD to design, develop, and manufacture of Armored Amphibious Assault Bridge (AAAB) platforms. The AAAB project was followed by the design, development, and production of the Amphibious Armored Combat Earthmover (AACE).
Another capability of FNSS is the development and production of turrets and weapon stations.
FNSS also leads upgrade, modernization and sustainment programs for the aged M113 Family of Vehicles by increasing their mobility performance, reliability and survivability.
List of products:
- ACV-15 Armored Combat Vehicle
- ACV-19 Armored Combat Vehicle
- ACV-30 Armored Combat Vehicle
- KAPLAN-20 NGAFV
- PARS 4x4 Wheeled Armored Combat Vehicle
- PARS 6x6 Wheeled Armored Combat Vehicle
- PARS 8x8 Wheeled Armored Combat Vehicle
- Armored Amphibious Assault Bridge (AAAB)
- Amphibious Armored Combat Earthmover (AACE)
- Sharpshooter One-Man Turret
- SABER-25 One-Man Medium Caliber Turret
- TEBER-30 Modular Medium Caliber Turret
- CLAW Medium Calibre Turret System
- M113 FoV Capability & Sustainment Program
The vehicle architecture contains protection systems against mines, rocket propelled grenades and kinetic energy threats. In addition up to date electronic subsystems are also integrated together with high performance power pack, heavy duty suspension and tracks which enables the vehicle to carry heavy loads such as 105 mm gun systems.
KAPLAN-20 is a new generation armored fighting vehicle that has the ability to move together with main battle tanks, has a 22-25 Hp/ton power-to-weight ratio, which takes into account the weight of the communication system and the automatic transmission.
KAPLAN-20 is one of the very few vehicles that have amphibious characteristics. Thanks to the two water propulsion systems located at the rear of the vehicle, KAPLAN-20 can perform in deep and water current rate. It can perform pivot turns in the water and even move backwards. In addition to this, it allows the driver to enter the water without any preparation.
PARS 8x8 Wheeled Armored Combat Vehicles
PARS has been developed with a special emphasis on mobility, protection, payload, and growth potential. The vehicles employ the latest designs and technologies with special emphasis on the performance and durability of modern military operational requirements. The vehicles are available in 6x6 and 8x8 configurations.
Pars 8x8 is fitted with independent air spring suspension. Hydro pneumatic suspension system is still an option for the user.
One of the most significant features of PARS 8x8 vehicles is situational awareness. Commander and driver sit side-by-side concept is standard in all PARS FoV’s. For enhanced visibility, there are two thermal cameras in the front and rear, as well as two optical cameras at the front and rear. Local situational awareness is significantly enhanced.
The power pack is located at the rear of the driver between the first and second axles. Left side located powerpack leaves an aisle on the right side for the commander and driver cockpit to access the rear troop compartment.
FNSS 2015 Products and Services
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