The PARS IV 6X6 Special Operations vehicle is among the many innovations that Turkish defence firm FNSS is showcasing at the ongoing IDEF 2021 in Istanbul, Turkey.
The indigenously designed and produced PARS IV 6X6 Special Operation’s (S-Ops) vehicle, which is the first class of 6×6 and 8×8 armoured vehicles to enter the inventory of the Turkish armed forces through the medium of the Special Purpose Vehicle contract between FNSS and the Presidency of Defence Industries, is a modular platform that can be easily reconfigured in line with future requirements.
Able to operate in wide range of terrains, climate types and optimized for different operational requirements, the vehicle combines the survivability of an MRAP vehicle and the tactical mobility of a wheeled armoured combat vehicle. The vehicle’s high level of ballistic, mine and IED protection along with the RPG net is designed to protect the crew and the power pack against unconventional threats where the timing and intensity of the threat cannot be estimated.
Ideal for reconnaissance and surveillance missions, the vehicle’s weapon system is designed to engage multiple targets simultaneously from all directions including high grounds. Two remote controlled turrets are located in the front and rear section of the vehicle. The weapon system is equipped with a universal weapon mount, which enables it to carry 7.62 mm, .50 Cal machine guns or 40mm automatic grenade launchers, and can be easily changed depending on mission requirements. 2-axis stabilization allows firing on the move and the increased elevation of the gun enables to engage targets on high grounds (building tops, cliffs etc.) and/or low altitude aerial targets.
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