FNSS’s Pars 4×4

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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

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General

Power to Weight Ratio 25-30 Hp/ton
Engine Diesel
Crew 5
Length < 5 m
Width < 2.5 m
Height (Hull Roof) < 1.9 m
Air Transportation C130H, A400, C17, C5, CH-47 Chinook
Transmission Fully Automatic
Power Pack Compliant with
NATO Single Fuel Concept
Aviation F34 Fuel, JP8
Number of Axles 2
Driven Axles All
Suspension Double Wishbone, Independent, Hydro-Pneumatic Brakes
Brakes
Service Air/Hydraulic with ABS at Each Wheel
Parking Integral to Driveline, Spring Activated,
Hydraulically Released
Electrical System MIL STD 1275,
MIL STD 461

Mobility

Max. Road Speed 120 km/s
Swimming 8 km/s (with Propeller)
Range 700+ km
Angle of Approach 54o
Angle of Departure 42o
Gradient %70
Side Slope %40
Vertical Obstacle 50 cm
Trench 90 cm
Turning Radius < 7 m

Source: FNSS

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