FNSS Savunma Sistemleri Tracked and Wheeled Armoured Combat Vehicles and Weapon Systems
FNSS Savunma Sistemleri A.Ş. (FNSS), a joint venture company owned 51% by Nurol Holding and 49% by BAE Systems, is a leading manufacturer and supplier of tracked and wheeled armoured vehicles and weapon systems for the Turkish and Allied Armed Forces.
Initially manufacturing Armoured Combat Vehicles in 1988, FNSS has today become a world-class company capable of designing and manufacturing a broad range of land systems, modernising existing vehicles, and providing the necessary training and integrated logistic support for these systems.
FNSS develops its wide range of indigenously designed tracked and wheeled vehicles and weapon systems at its own R&D Centre, and using its own engineering experience. FNSS also holds the AQAP-2010, which is the highest level of quality assurance certification from NATO, and has been awarded BVQI quality certification ISO 9001-2008.
With production facilities in two overseas countries, more than 200 local subcontractors, and more than 4,000 armoured combat vehicles used by various countries worldwide, FNSS stands today as one of the world’s leading companies in its field.
FNSS conducts its activities by focusing on protecting and adding value to its users and stakeholders by creating innovative solutions. With its superior performance in the export of defence systems, FNSS will continue to be globally trusted and a respected Turkish partner in defence.
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 105mm gun systems.
KAPLAN is one of the very few vehicles that have amphibious characteristics. KAPLAN can perform in deep and water current rate, as well as 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.
Wheeled armoured vehicles
One of the most significant features of PARS vehicles is situational awareness. Commander and driver sit side-by-side concept is standard in all PARS FoV’s. This configuration provides an 180° field of view through its periscopes situated in front of the vehicle. To provide enhanced visibility, there are two thermal and optical cameras both front and rear.
Powerpack consists of a water cooled diesel engine, coupled with a fully automatic transmission, which gives a maximum road speed of up to 100km/h.
FNSS is currently running two major 8×8 and 6×6 WAV programmes by supplying various variants to its customers.
Combat engineering vehicles
The AAAB System is a bridge and ferry system designed for Turkish Armed Forces’ for rapid and safe transport of land vehicles through the rivers and lakes within the battlefield.
As a ferry, the AAAB system can transport a MLC 21 tracked vehicle. Two bay ferry AAAB is capable of carrying MLC70 T vehicles.
When 12 individual AAAB systems are coupled together from ramp to ramp, it can form a 150m bridge with a capacity of crossing to MLC100 W and MLC70 T vehicles.
AAAB system is also fitted with a self-recovery winch, automatic fire suppression system, emergency anchor and easy fault detection with CAN-BUS system.
AACE is an amphibious, armoured, tracked, combat earthmover designed for the preparation of river banks during river crossing missions. It is capable of performing bulldozing, rough grading, excavating, hauling, and scraping operations.
One of the most important and unique features of AACE is its amphibious capability. It operated with a crew of two and in addition is fitted with modern electronic systems such as day and night cameras, multi-function LCD monitor and an air-conditioning system.
The AACE in service with the Turkish Land Forces are now used in various missions and already became combat proven in certain operations.
Products and Services
The contract for the Armoured Amphibious Assault Vehicle (ZAHA) Project was signed between SSM and FNSS on 7 March in Ankara. The programme was initiated by the Undersecretariat for Defence Industries (SSM) to meet the amphibious armoured vehicle requirement of the Turkish Naval Forces Command.Read more
Turkish MoD Undersecretariat for Defence Industries Signs Contract for Anti-Tank Vehicle Project with FNSS
Contract negotiations held with FNSS Savunma Sistemleri A.Ş. in relation to the anti-tank vehicle project were initiated by the Defence Industry Executive Committee's decision taken on 9 March 2016 and have recently been concluded.Read more
Turkey's leading land-based defence systems company FNSS has achieved another success with its PARS Wheeled Armoured Vehicle (WAV) family.Read more
With more than 120 one-man turrets delivered and in service, and more than 15 years of design experience in weapon systems, FNSS has unveiled the next generation member of the one man turret family, the SABER.Read more
The amphibious armoured combat earthmover (AZMIM) vehicle delivery ceremony, organised by FNSS Savunma Sistemleri, took place on 11 January 2013 at FNSS' facilities, under the auspices of the esteemed Minister of National Defence Mr. İsmet Yılmaz.Read more
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