KAPLAN MT is the result of joint efforts and cooperation between PT Pindad and FNSS in design, development, production, integration and testing.
FNSS is an industry-leader in the design and manufacture of tracked and wheeled armoured combat vehicles, combat engineering vehicles, turrets, and sustainability solutions.
FNSS’ competent and dynamic workforce enables the company to develop cutting-edge solutions during the entire product life cycle, from the design phase to the end of service life.
Since launching in 1990, the company has continuously improved the design of its vehicles, as well as its production capabilities in-line with the requirements of its users. The company’s KAPLAN and PARS armoured vehicles are prepared to shape combat vehicle trends well into the 21st century.
FNSS Savunma Sistemleri A.Ş.
Customised armoured combat vehicles for military operations
FNSS designs and develops customised solutions to meet the individual requirements of each of its clients. Our flexible approach to project management ensures we can deliver a wide range of tailored products within specific time frames.
FNSS’ solutions have undergone extensive endurance testing in the toughest conditions and have consistently proven themselves in combat missions. At FNSS, user satisfaction is a top priority and we strive to ensure that its solutions remain operational beyond their life cycles by addressing new requirements that emerge throughout their use.
We also generate significant value for international users by creating domestic supply chains and supplying in-country training and technology transfer. With 30 years of experience in the defence industry, FNSS continues to develop innovative solutions to add value to its users.
Tracked armoured vehicles for the defence industry
The Armoured Combat Vehicle (ACV) is the general classification for a tracked, diesel engine, 13-15 tonne-class heavy armoured platform.
The vehicle is capable of performing combined arms operations with main battle tanks. FNSS’ ACV-15 is a low silhouette, lightweight armoured vehicle suitable for high-speed military operations on desert conditions, poor infrastructure, and roads.
ACV-19 is the name given to a class of 15-19 tonne, modern high-performance vehicles derived from the highly successful FNSS ACV.
The KAPLAN ANTI-TANK is FNSS’ latest generation of armoured fighting vehicle. It has capability of moving together with main battle tanks, taking a 21Hp/ton power-to-weight ratio. The tank platform’s design facilitates a wide range of missions to be performed through the integration of multiple subsystems.
FNSS has collaborated with PT Pindad to design, develop, produce, integrate and test its KAPLAN MT. The Marine Assault Vehicle (MAV) has been specially designed to meet the amphibious armoured vehicle requirement of the Turkish Navy.
These vehicles are launched from landing helicopter docks (LHD) for the beach landing stage of any amphibious military operation and can quickly cover the distance between the vessel and shore. This enables marine units to land under armour protection without any delay. Once ashore, the vehicles can operate alongside other armoured vehicles.
The ACV AD platform features an enhanced power pack performance, as well as an improved suspension capability over the ACV-15 and the ACV-19.
Wheeled armoured vehicles for military operations
PARS III 6×6 and 8×8 have been specially designed for enhanced mobility, protection, payload and growth potential. The vehicles feature the newest designs and state-of-the-art technologies that focus on the reliability and performance of modern military operational requirements.
The PARS 4X4 has been manufactured to perform special operational roles, including advanced surveillance, antitank and command and control.
The newest addition to the PARS family, the PARS 6×6 SCOUT gets its name from the silent, nimble, predatory leopard that once roamed in Anatolia. This special-purpose tactical wheeled vehicle provides strategic advantages to military personnel, including a high situational awareness feature developed especially for internal security and reconnaissance operations.
Combat engineering vehicles for river crossing missions
The AAAB System is a bridge and ferry solution designed for the quick and secure transportation of land vehicles through the rivers and lakes within the battlefield. As a ferry, the AAAB system can transport a MLC 21 tracked vehicle. When 12 individual AAAB systems are grouped together from ramp to ramp, a 150m bridge can be formed.
AACE is an armoured, tracked, amphibious combat earthmover developed to prepare river banks during river crossing operations. It is suitable for a range of bulldozing, excavating, rough grading, hauling, and scraping applications.
Turrets for wheeled and tracked armoured military vehicles
FNNS’ TEBER-30 Two-Man Turret is available in two configurations, this medium caliber turret that can be fitted onto wheeled and tracked armoured vehicles, the same as TEBER-30/35 RCT, which features a medium calibre automatic cannon and an advanced target detection and fire control system.
SABER is a medium calibre one man power operated turret that can be fitted on wheeled and tracked armoured vehicles. SABER turret benefits from the latest technologies in drives, fire control, protection and lethality. Its compact dimensions and light weight makes SABER the ideal choice for a range of armoured vehicles.
ARCT was created using state-of-the-art technology, the latest design approaches, as well as user experience moulded by combat experience. Armed with guided anti-tank missiles, FNSS created ARCT within the Turkish Land Forces Anti-Tank Vehicles (ATV) Program.
Capability and sustainment solutions for the defence sector
The sustainability solutions cover the whole M113 Family of Vehicles (FoV) for mobility upgrades, irrespective of their specific mission equipment. All M113 variants can therefore be supported in terms of logistics and spare parts. The FNSS M113A4 solution is fully compliant with the requirements of a modern reliable M113 FoV.
AACE is an amphibious, armored, 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.
The sustainability solutions cover the entire M113 Family of Vehicles (FoV) for mobility upgrades, regardless of their specific mission equipments. Therefore, all M113 variants can be supported in terms of logistics and spare parts.
PARS IV 6X6 Special Operation’s (S-Ops) Vehicle is designed to meet the tactical and operational requirements of military and internal security forces whose mission is special.
CAKA RWS offers grater advantages with its; light weight, better protection for the gunner, target acquisition, reliability, accuracy and occupies less internal volume inside the vehicle.
FNSS Savunma Sistemleri A.Ş. is a Turkish joint venture company owned 51% by Nurol Holding of Turkey and 49% by BAE Systems, Inc. with facilities located in Ankara, Turkey. FNSS is a leading manufacturer and supplier of tracked and wheeled armored combat vehicles and weapon systems for the Turkish Armed Forces and Allied Armies.
HISAR-A+ is an upgraded version of the HISAR-A low-altitude air defence missile system developed by Turkish defence companies Aselsan and Roketsan for use by the Turkish Armed Forces.
KAPLAN MT or Harimau, is a modern medium-weight tank being developed jointly by Turkish firm FNSS and Indonesian state-owned enterprise PT Pindad. It is designed to offer high lethality in combination with superior tactical mobility.
AV8 is an 8x8 multi-role, wheeled armoured vehicle indigenously designed and manufactured by DRB-Hicom Defence Technologies (DefTech), for the Malaysian Army.
PARS 4x4 wheeled armoured vehicle, the latest member of the PARS family designed and manufactured by FNSS Defence Systems, was unveiled at the International Defense Industry Fair (IDEF) held in Istanbul, Turkey, in May 2015.
TEBER 35 Remote Controlled Turret (RCT) System design studies were initiated simultaneously to be integrated on the PARS IV 8x8 New Generation Wheeled Armoured Vehicle in 2019.
FNSS continues to develop Shadow Rider unmanned ground vehicle (UGV) concept, which was exhibited at IDEF 2019. The newest member of the Shadow Rider family will be showcased with 25mm unmanned remote turret and its autonomous capabilities at IDEF 2021.
FNSS is exhibiting the SABER 25 Remote Controlled Turret (RCT) with its new design at IDEF 2021. FNSS designed SABER 25 in 2018 as an R&D project, with its own resources, developed without being bound by a contract, considering the current and future security environment.
FNSS started its PARS IV 8x8 New Generation Wheeled Armoured Vehicle design studies in 2019 by evaluating the future requirements of the Turkish Land Forces within the scope of the New Generation Vehicles Project carried out by the Presidency of Defence Industries.
FNSS designed and developed the PARS SCOUT vehicle with its own resources, with the initiation of the tender process by the Presidency of Defence Industries for the development of Special Purpose Vehicle in line with the needs of Turkish Armed Forces.
The design perfection process for KAPLAN MT is completed. FNSS successfully applied the technology transfer model with PT Pindad through the KAPLAN Medium Tank development project.
The Armoured Amphibious Marine Assault Vehicle (MAV) is developed within the scope of the Presidency of Defence Industries project to meet the amphibious armoured vehicle needs of the Turkish Naval Forces Command. MAV will be exhibited at IDEF2021.
CAKA Remote Controlled Turret (RCT) system is designed by FNSS, within the scope of Turkish Navy’s Marine Armoured Amphibious Vehicle Program that was signed between the Turkish Presidency for Defence Industries (SSB) and FNSS on March 7, 2017.
Designed within the scope of FNSS's PARS III 8x8 and 6x6 export project and first entered the inventory of the Oman Armed Forces, SANCAK Remote Controlled Turret (RCT) system also constitutes the main firepower of the PARS IV 6x6 Special Operations Vehicle, which will be delivered to Turkish Armed Forces within the scope of the Mine Protected Vehicle (MPV) Procurement Project.
Within the scope of the 6x6 Mine Protected Vehicle (MKKA) Procurement Project signed between FNSS and the Defence Industry Presidency (SSB), the PARS IV 6x6 Special Operation’s (S-Ops) Vehicle is designed to meet the tactical and operational requirements of military and internal security forces whose mission is special.
Under the contracts signed between FNSS and Department of National Defense (DND), Philippines which entered into force in August and December 2020, FNSS will provide a number of Amphibious Armored Combat Earthmover (AACE) vehicles and stabilized one-man turrets production, integration and logistics support services to the Philippine Army.
Developed by FNSS to meet the stringent requirements of the Turkish Armed Forces, the KAPLAN ANTI-TANK is being showcased at IDEF’19 with a prototype that is on the verge of completing its qualification process.
FNSS Plastic Battle Armor Modeling Show that started its journey with the tagline “Build, learn, enjoy, share” 13 years ago will be held online for the first time.
PARS III 8x8 with Saber 25 turret will be displayed in FNSS stand, N6-240, which will be in Turkish pavilion, together with the most respected defence companies of Turkey.
The Armoured Engineer Nuclear, Biological and Chemical Reconnaissance Vehicle (AENBCRV)version of the AV-8 Wheeled Armoured Vehicle (WAV) developed by the FNSS and DRB HICOM Defence Technologies Sdn Bhd (DEFTECH) partnership for the Malaysian Army is preparing for delivery in the first half of this year.
This year, we celebrate our 30th Anniversary as ‘A World Renowned and Respected Turkish Defence Company’. Since 1989, from the moment that the contract for our initiation programme of Armoured Combat Vehicles (ACV) production became effective, we have come a very long way. Successfully completing major local and export programmes, in addition to attaining “globally trusted and respected Turkish partner in defence”.
FNSS has completed all preparations to attend IDEX 2019 in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.
Developed by FNSS to meet the needs of Turkish Land Forces Command, the PARS 4x4 Anti-Tank Vehicle (ATV) makes its first world appearance at Eurosatory 2018, where one of the two prototypes of the vehicle produced for qualification tests is being displayed at the FNSS stand, giving visitors to the event the opportunity to inspect up close a fully mission-equipped vehicle.
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.
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.
Turkey's leading land-based defence systems company FNSS has achieved another success with its PARS Wheeled Armoured Vehicle (WAV) family.
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.
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.