PARS 4×4 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.
Design and features of PARS 4×4 wheeled armoured vehicle
The PARS 4×4 armoured tactical vehicle features an open architecture and has amphibious capabilities. It is air transportable by military transport aircraft such as C130H, A400, C17, C-5 Galaxy, and CH-47 Chinook heavy-load helicopter.
The vehicle measures approximately 5m-long, 2.5m-wide, and 1.9m-high. It accommodates a crew of five members in the mine-protected seats. The roof-mounted cameras offer day and night situational awareness for the driver and the commander, while the windows provide enhanced field of view.
A hydraulic recovery winch system attached to the front section facilitates self-recovery when needed. Two doors are provided on both sides of the vehicle for ingress and egress of the crew. The vehicle is also integrated with command and warning panels as well as MIL STD 1275 and MIL STD 461-compliant electrical system.
The vehicle is capable of operating in deep and fast-flowing waters using two water jets fitted at the rear section.
Armament fitted to the wheeled armoured vehicle
The PARS 4×4 command control vehicle variant is armed with a 12.7mm remote controlled weapon station (RCWS), whereas the armoured tactical variant is equipped with 7.62mm and 12.7mm machine guns or 40mm grenade launchers. The anti-armour variant uses a remote-controlled anti-tank guided missile (ATGM) system.
Protection features of PARS 4×4 armoured vehicle
Ballistic materials used in the vehicle offer protection against mines and improvised explosive devices (IED). The ballistic-protected windows ensure that the occupants are safe from ballistic threats and physical attacks.
Source: Army Technology
|Power to Weight Ratio||25-30 Hp/ton|
|Length||< 5 m|
|Width||< 2.5 m|
|Height (Hull Roof)||< 1.9 m|
|Air Transportation||C130H, A400, C17, C5, CH-47 Chinook|
|Power Pack Compliant with
NATO Single Fuel Concept
|Aviation F34 Fuel, JP8|
|Number of Axles||2|
|Suspension||Double Wishbone, Independent, Hydro-Pneumatic Brakes|
|Service||Air/Hydraulic with ABS at Each Wheel|
|Parking||Integral to Driveline, Spring Activated,
|Electrical System||MIL STD 1275,
MIL STD 461
|Max. Road Speed||120 km/s|
|Swimming||8 km/s (with Propeller)|
|Angle of Approach||54o|
|Angle of Departure||42o|
|Vertical Obstacle||50 cm|
|Turning Radius||< 7 m|