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KAPLAN-30: Next Generation Armoured Fighting Vehicle with High Level of Protection


In IDEF 2017, FNSS is launching the KAPLAN-30, the new and more advanced model of its Next Generation Armoured Fighting Vehicle (NGAFV) product family. Compared with the KAPLAN-15 and KAPLAN-20, which are the amphibious members of the KAPLAN family, the KAPLAN-30 draws attention with its high interior volume and high level of protection. Continuing to take heed of its potential customers’ requirements and to develop unique technologies, FNSS decided to develop the KAPLAN-30 NGAFV after noting the need for a higher weight vehicle in its class.

The vehicle has an average power-to-weight ratio of 20 HP/ton depending on its combat weight, an automatic transmission and the ability to operate jointly with main battle tanks. Moreover, through the integration of different subsystems, the vehicle can execute a broad variety of missions. With its ballistic armour and high level of protection against mines, KAPLAN-30 ensures the highest level of safety to the military personnel on-board. The ground clearance of the vehicle, the floor surface, the seating layout and height have all been designed according to the needed level of protection against mines and improvised explosive devices (IEDs).

The hull of the KAPLAN-30 NGAFV is manufactured from ballistic materials and assembled using a ballistic welding technique. The power pack cabin and the expanded driver area are located in the front of the vehicle, while the gunner and the commander areas are located in the middle. The personnel carrier configuration can carry eight troops at the rear, while the configuration with the armed turret can carry six personnel. The increased usable inner volume of the KAPLAN 30 NGAFV enables the user to transport more mission equipment and ammunition on-board the vehicle.

K. Nail Kurt, General Manager and CEO of FNSS, says that the KAPLAN-30 represents the peak of the ACV class, noting that: “Behind the KAPLAN-30 lies FNSS’ over 30 years of experience, as well as its operational know-how resulting from thousands of FNSS-made ACVs. The vehicle we have made is the leader of its class in every way. One of the most important points which makes us proud of the KAPLAN-30 is that we have designed a vehicle that is balanced in all its capabilities, and in which an improvement in any one of its features – such as survivability, mobility, payload and interior volume – has not negatively impacted another. We are fully confident that the KAPLAN-30 will, in the coming period, become one of the significant players of the market.”

KAPLAN-30 Technical Specifications



Power-to-Weight Ratio: 20 HP/ton

Engine: Diesel

Transmission: Fully Automatic

Crew Capacity: Gunner, Driver and Commander, +6 or +8

Length: 6.7 m

Width: 3.5 m (Excluding Active Protection)

Total Height: 2.2 m

Electrical System: 24V

Suspension System: Torsion Bar

Steering System: Through Transmission


Maximum Road Speed: 65 km/h

Fording Depth: 1.5 m

Maximum Road Range: 500+ km

Gradient: 60%

Side Slope: 40%

Trench Crossing: 2.6 m

Vertical Obstacle: 0.7 m

Weapon System

Main Armament: Remote Controlled Turret with 30 mm Automatic Cannon

Coaxial Armament: 7.62 mm Machine Gun


Mission Equipment

  • 360⁰ Situational Awareness
  • Wireless External Intercom System
  • Navigation System
  • Auxiliary Power Unit
  • Daylight-Adaptive Interior Lighting Controls
  • Drivers Thermal Sights
  • Sniper Detection System
  • Battlefield Management System (BMS)
  • Identification Friend or Foe (IFF)


  • CBRN Protection System
  • CBRN Detection System
  • Air Conditioning System
  • Automatic Fire Suppression System
  • Modular Armour
  • Active Protection (Optional)
  • Mine Blast-Resistant Seats
  • Smoke Grenade Launchers