FNSS started its PARS IV 8×8 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. Considering the technical features that have evolved according to today’s needs and the demands from allied armies, the vehicle, which was designed and produced with FNSS’ own resources and will be exhibited at IDEF 2021.
Since the early 2000s, the PARS vehicle family has been renewed in order to adapt to different combat environments, and has been updated to accommodate constantly developing technologies and to offer tactical advantages to its users in the battlefield. The latest member of the PARS vehicle family, the PARS IV 8×8 New Generation Wheeled Armoured Vehicle, was developed to adapt to today’s hybrid warfare conditions where asymmetric threats are in question, by taking conventional warfare elements into account.
The elements that determine the operational capabilities of PARS IV 8×8 in the field; protection, firepower, mobility and electronic infrastructure systems were adapted to current conditions. Thanks to its modular structure, the PARS IV 8×8 has been designed to able to be produced in different variants that can serve as infantry fighting vehicle, reconnaissance, command and control, personnel carrier, mortar carrier, combat engineering, CBRN and recovery vehicles.
Thanks to the modularly designed armour system and special hull design, which has the highest ballistic, mine and IED protection in its class; protection level of the vehicles can be increased in case of user requirement.
PARS IV 8×8 can operate day and night in all terrain and weather conditions. The two-man driver cabin in front of the vehicle provides more than 180 degrees of visibility and a high level of driving safety under armour. Panoramic periscopes in front of the vehicle, as well as the thermal cameras located in the front and the rear, provide a wider field of vision to the driver and commander. In this way, it is possible to perform all tasks safely under armour protection, without opening the hatch. The power unit is supported by the PARS IV 8×8’s superior mobility, balanced load distribution and fully independent, height-adjustable, hydro-pneumatic suspension designed to support the necessary manoeuvres in all kinds of difficult conditions. Thanks to the all-wheel steering system, the vehicle, which has the ability to turn in a radius as long as its length, can easily manoeuvre in urban areas.
The vehicle, which is prepared for the test and evaluation process to be carried out by the Presidency of Defence Industries and the Land Forces in the coming period, will be evaluated on paper as well as being subjected to ballistics, mine, IED and mobility tests.
The vehicle is produced by considering the requirements of different allied armies and blended with the high mobility capabilities of the PARS family. With its capacity to adapt to all kinds of environmental conditions and engage multiple threats in a short time, The PARS IV 8×8 New Generation Wheeled Vehicle is ready for duty as the most protected configuration of its family.