FNSS is proud to announce the global unveiling of the PARS ALPHA 8×8 New Generation Armoured Fighting Vehicle at the World Defence Show, scheduled between the 4th and 8th of February, 2024. The vehicle is built for full-spectrum dominance on the battlefield. Meeting the most challenging mission objectives represents the future of military engagement to fulfil tactical and superior combat performance for present and emerging user requirements. The vehicle marks a leap forward in armoured warfare, symbolizing the dawn of a new era in tactical mobility, exceptional survivability and lethality.

“The PARS ALPHA 8×8 is the embodiment of FNSS’s dedication to pioneering a future where the troops on the ground can secure a technological edge on the battlefield of both the present day and tomorrow,” said Nail Kurt, CEO of FNSS. He continued, ” The PARS ALPHA 8×8 represents a leap forward in armoured vehicle technology. Our commitment to innovation and understanding of the modern combat environment has culminated in a platform that delivers unmatched tactical flexibility and combat performance. It is designed to empower armies around the world with superior armoured combat capabilities.”

Crafted with an acute focus on full-spectrum dominance, the PARS ALPHA 8×8 stands as a testament to FNSS’s expertise in land systems and its foresight into the evolving landscape of military engagement. PARS ALPHA 8×8 incorporates state-of-the-art platform design and technologies to enhance exceptional mobility, survivability, durability, situational awareness and life support systems in pioneering revolutionary solutions in new-generation armoured warfare.

Adaptive all-terrain mobility

Embrace the future with PARS ALPHA’s leading-edge all-terrain capabilities. Through any weather condition, its innovative 8×8 all-wheel-drive, ride-height control and all-axle steering system offer advanced mobility. The hydro-pneumatic suspension with adjustable ride height enables persistent cross-country agility, enhanced by a turning radius optimized for confined urban warfare. Overcoming 40% side slopes, 70% gradients, 2.4-meter trenches, and 0.80-meter vertical challenges is a routine for its drivetrain.

PARS ALPHA will be the vehicle of choice for future rapid deployment forces worldwide, with an ability to achieve over 115km per hour of road speed. Thanks to its powerpack and advanced suspension system, which allows lowering the vehicle’s height for best road stability at high speeds. Its design ensures sustained vehicle mobility even with tyre and/or wheel loss, keeping missions on track. An impressive operational range of over 800 km sets this vehicle apart, allowing for extensive deployment without the need for refuelling.

The vehicle also offers superior performance and reliability with its extended operational endurance, covering an impressive 5000 km of cross-country and on-road drive without any need for field maintenance. PARS ALPHA 8×8’s reduced logistics burden, increased mean time between
failures (MTBF) and enhanced mission readiness, elevates combat manoeuvres with a vehicle that goes beyond expectations.

High level of survivability

This next-gen vehicle brings revolutionized protection systems offering unrivalled resistance to mines, IEDs, KE threats and artillery projectiles. Mine blast attenuation seats and positioning the driver and commander above the second axle behind the power pack compartment reinforce crew safety against high threats from all around the vehicle. This design approach provides unique KE ballistic protection, especially at the vehicle’s frontal arc. Its hydro-pneumatic suspension system with adjustable ride height control can increase mine protection by surpassing a ground clearance of 60cm on demand.
A gunshot detection system, laser warning, soft-kill and hard-kill active protection systems can also be integrated based on user requirements.

PARS ALPHA incorporates positive pressure and face mask CBRN defence measures by providing a sealed environment within the vehicle. This feature prevents toxic contaminants, enabling crew members to survive and maintain combat efficiency even when the outside environment is hazardous and lethal.

Its adaptable structural design and vehicle silhouette enable a best-in-class lower profile while maintaining an extensive internal volume with open architecture. These features ensure the crew and dismounts remain fortified against external threats, underlining their role as a new generation asset for modern warfare.

Advanced weapon integration

The new generation PARS ALPHA 8×8 comprises the integration of advanced weaponry. TEBER-II 30/40 remote-controlled turret (RCT) is fitted with 30mm dual feed automatic cannon. The 30mm cannon can be replaced with a 40mm barrel by only changing the recoil spring and forward feeder. This convertible weapon of choice enables the user to upgrade its firepower with minimum effort when and wherever required. A 7.62mm chain gun or MAG machine gun can be coaxially mounted and aligned with the main gun.

TEBER-II 30/40 RCT is also adapted to use various modern anti-armour systems such as Semi-automatic command to line of sight (SACLOS) and Automatic command to line of sight (ACLOS) guided missile types. Two, each ready-to-fire ATGM, are supported with an onboard fire control system. This capability enables diversified threat engagements with an effective range beyond 4km.

A high elevation and low depression 7.62 or 5.56mm independent overhead remote-controlled weapon system (ORCWS) is situated on top of the turret. Its high elevation is used against threats on high grounds in urban environments (buildings, roofs, etc.) as well as encountering drones approaching from top angles. ORCWS is also used as the commander’s independent sight for hunter-killer capabilities.

Both the turret and RCWS are designed to engage multiple targets simultaneously from all directions. TEBER-II 30/40 RCT offers target tracking and two-axis stabilisation that allows firing on the move.
Besides TEBER-II 30/40 RCT, the vehicle can be fitted with various types of manned or remote-control turrets up to 120mm direct/indirect guns or weapon systems, 120mm mortars, air defence systems and anti-armour systems.

Unique situational awareness & superior crew coordination

Since the late Cold War era, 6×6 and 8×8 wheeled armoured combat vehicles have followed a common design approach. In this traditional design, the driver is isolated at the very front of the vehicle, adjacent to the engine compartment, while the commander is situated behind the driver. Both occupants typically experience a narrow field of view while driving with a hatch-down position.

PARS ALPHA 8×8 New Generation Armoured Fighting Vehicle features a revolutionized structural design by situating the crew and dismounts behind the power pack compartment. With its compact powerpack design, the commander and driver are able to sit side-by-side. This new layout approach enables 180°+ real-time optical situational awareness for both occupants.

It also enhances crew safety during long-distance drives without opening top hatches at hostile territories. Subsequently, it also ensures eye contact and improved coordination between the vehicle crew and the dismounts. In addition to its unique optical field of view, the vehicle is equipped with displays and integrated 360-degree situational awareness cameras that provide both day and night vision for crew and dismounts.