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.
The vehicle was designed at FNSS’ research and development centre situated in Ankara, and is intended to meet the operational requirements of the land forces in the battlefield.
The PARS 4×4 has four mission variants, which include command and control vehicle, armoured tactical vehicle, reconnaissance and surveillance vehicle, and anti-armour vehicle. Other vehicles in the PARS family are PARS 6×6 and PARS 8×8 armoured combat vehicles.
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.
Anti-Tank Remote Controlled Turret (ARCT)
Anti-Tank Remote Controlled Turret (ARCT), can be integrated on wheeled and tracked armored vehicles. The turret is offered in two configurations with respect to the use of anti-tank guided missiles. Thanks to the AntiTank Remote Controlled Tower, the gunner can perform surveillance, target detection, identification, recognition, lock-on and missile guidance functions through the control console under ballistic protection in the vehicle.
ARCT system ensures that the Kornet and Mizrak missiles can be effectively used on the armored carrier platform within their maximum effective range. With its modular architecture, it enables the easy integration of different anti-tank weapons.
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The turret incorporates the latest technologies in turret drives, fire control, protection and lethality; it can operate night and day, under all weather conditions thanks to its integrated electro-optical sensors. Thanks to its compact size and low weight, it can be integrated into many different types of armored vehicles.
The turret can be equipped with a variety of anti tank guided missiles as main armament. Along with the missiles, one coaxial 7.62 mm machine gun increases the firepower of the turret as a secondary armament and expands its field of duty.
The secondary armament’s functions, such as re-arming, firing, electrical extraction of empty cartridges are performed automatically from inside the vehicle.
The turret drive system is electrical with two axis stabilization capability to ensure a high accuracy of fire on the move. The turret can rotate around traverse axis 360 degrees continuously and +-25 degrees around elevation axis
Thanks to its two-axes stabilized sight system which consists of thermal imager, TV camera and laser range finder, the Anti-Tank Remote Controlled Turret has an advanced fire control ability. The system can generate a ballistic solution for moving targets and ensures a more effective ammunition utilization.
Thanks to the independent power supply and distribution system of the turret; the servo drive, firing and sight systems can also be used even when the vehicle battery is off.
The turret hull is made of all-welded aluminum armor with add-on steel armor providing ballistic protection up to STANAG 4569 standard.
- Suitable for Installation on Wheeled or Tracked Armored Fighting Vehicles
- Highly Effective Weapon System for Multiple Threat Scenarios
- Stabilized Sight Systems with Advanced Fire Control
- All Around Armor Protection
- Low Weight
- Low Profile
- Smart Power Distribution System
|Type / Caliber||KORNET-E Anti-tank missile (2 units) or MIZRAK-O Anti-tank missile (2 units)|
|Type / Caliber||7.62 mm Machine Gun|
|Ready Rounds||500 units|
Gun/Turret Drive System
|Type||Electric Drive with Two Axis Stabilization|
|Elevation||-25o to +25o|
|Top Speed||>60°/sec, Traverse & Elevation|
|Tracking Rate||0.3 mil/sec|
|Deck Clearance||Automatic & Programmable|
Fire Control System
|Fire Control Computer||Automatic Super-Elevation & Lead Angle Computation|
Dimesions & Weight
|Turret Weight||<600 kg|
|Ring Gear Diameter||0.8 m|
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.
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The PARS 4×4 wheeled armoured vehicle is powered by a diesel engine, which uses F34 and JP8 fuels and has a power-to-weight ratio between 25hp/t and 30hp/t.
Engine is situated at the rear -DefenseWebTV
Coupled with the engine is a fully-automatic transmission system. The double-wishbone, independent, hydro-pneumatic suspension system offers better ride comfort, while an axle lock provides increased stability for the vehicle on slippery surfaces and soft soil.
The vehicle is fitted with air / hydraulic service brakes with anti-lock braking system (ABS), and parking brakes that are spring-activated, hydraulically-released and integral-to-driveline. The run-flat tires, featuring central tyre inflation system, offer improved mobility on any terrain.
Mobility of PARS 4×4 armoured vehicle
The PARS 4×4 tactical vehicle has a maximum road speed of 120km/s and a water speed of 8km/s. It offers a range of more than 700km, and has approach and departure angles of 54° and 42°, respectively. It can climb grades of 70% and side slopes up to 40%. The vehicle can traverse a vertical obstacle of 50cm and a trench of 90cm, and has a turning radius of approximately 7m.
Source: Army Technology
PARS 4 X 4 Technical Specifications
|Power to Weight Ratio||25 Hp/ton|
|Height (Hull Roof)||2.1 m|
|Including Turret||3.1 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 and Helical Spring|
|Service||Hydraulic and ABS at Each Wheel|
|Parking||Integral to Driveline, Spring Activated, Hydraulically Released|
|Electrical System||MMIL STD 1275, MIL STD 461|
|Max. Road Speed||110 km/h|
|Maximum Road Range||700+ km|
|Vertical Obstacle||40 cm|
|Turning Radius||7.5 m|
|CBRN Protection System|
|Automatic Fire Extinguishing System|
|Explosion and Leak Resistant Fuel Tanks|
|Mine Resistant Seats|