The PARS 4x4 Anti-Tank Vehicle, which distinguishes itself from other 4x4 vehicles with its engine located at the rear, will continue to turn heads and draw attention to itself at IDEF 2017. Selected by the Undersecretariat for Defence Industries for the Anti-Tank Vehicle (ATV) project to meet the needs of the Turkish Land Forces Command, the PARS 4x4 has been developed to meet the specific and challenging requirements of its intended user. In the ATV project, the vehicle to be delivered in the tank hunter configuration is, thanks to its modular infrastructure, ready for new missions.
In addition to a power-to-weight ratio of 25 HP/ton, the vehicle also fields a low silhouette and amphibious capabilities. The vehicle can operate in deep and flowing water without requiring any prior preparations. The PARS 4X4 is also able to operate on any rough terrain, thanks to its low centre of gravity, fully independent suspension system, ABS-assisted hydraulic disc brakes, low ground pressure, and increased angles of approach and departure. The PARS 4x4 can climb slopes with 70 percent gradient, hold on slopes with 40 percent gradient, and pass over 40 cm vertical obstacles with ease.
The vehicle’s windows provide ballistic protection in line with user requirements, and are designed to provide a very wide field of vision to both the driver and the crew.
To reduce operating costs, the lifespan of many subsystems was kept the same as the lifespan of the vehicle, during the design process of the vehicle. Thanks to its power pack, which can be dismantled and installed quickly in the field, the vehicle also offers great ease of maintenance and logistic support.For firepower, the PARS 4x4 Anti-Tank Vehicle relies on FNSS' Remote Controlled Anti-Tank Turret (RCAT). Owing to its compact size and low weight, this turret can be integrated to almost all wheeled and tracked armoured vehicles.
The turret is offered in two configurations, depending on whether KORNET or MIZRAK anti-tank missiles are used. The RCAT enables the gunner to carry out surveillance, target detection, identification, recognition, lock-on and missile guidance through the control console, while remaining under ballistic protection within the vehicle.
The RCAT weapon system allows the effective use of the KORNET and MIZRAK missiles on the anti-tank armoured platform at their maximum effective range, and thanks to its modular architecture, other anti-tank weapons can be easily integrated onto the turret.
The turret incorporates the latest technologies in turret drives, fire control system, survivability and firepower. Thanks to its integrated electro-optical sensors, it can operate night and day, in all weather conditions.
As main armament, the turret can be equipped with two KORNET-E or two MIZRAK-O missiles. The coaxial 7.62 mm machine gun, used as the secondary armament, increases the firepower of the turret, while also expanding the vehicle’s range of missions.
K. Nail Kurt, General Manager and CEO of FNSS, highlights that the PARS 4x4 Anti-Tank Vehicle differs greatly from comparable systems around the world: “Having the engine located at the rear, as well as its mobility and amphibious capabilities, takes this vehicle to a very different class and level. The RCAT weapon system found on the vehicle is a highly effective system against all main battle tanks and heavy armoured vehicles found in inventories around the world. We can say this with full confidence: With the PARS 4x4 Anti-Tank Vehicle, FNSS offers a complete weapon system solution that is rarely seen in the market within the 4x4 category. In the near future, we will see the PARS 4x4 as a vehicle that can also meet user requirements under different configurations.”
PARS 4x4 Anti-Tank Vehicle Technical Specifications
Transmission: Fully Automatic
Crew Capacity: 4
Length: 5 m
Width: 2.6 m
Height (Hull): 2.1 m
Suspension System: Double Wishbone, Independent, Coil Springs
Braking System: Hydraulic and ABS with in All Wheels
CBRN Protection System
Air Conditioning System
Automatic Fire Suppression System
Blast and Leakage Protected Fuel Tanks
Mine Blast-Resistant Seats
Smoke Grenade Launchers
Maximum Road Speed: 110 km/h
Swimming Speed: 6.5 km/h
Maximum Road Range: 700+ km
Side Slope: 40%
Vertical Obstacle: 40 cm
Trench Crossing: 80 cm
Turning Radius: 7.5 m
Air Transportation: C-130, A400M, C-17, C-5
Turret: Remote Controlled Anti-Tank Turret (RCAT)
Main Armament: 2 Guided Anti-Tank Guided Missiles
Secondary Armament: 7.62 mm Machine Gun
Ready Rounds: 500
Weapon/Turret Drive System: Electric Drive with Two-Axis Stabilisation
Traverse Axis: 360° Continuous
Elevation Axis: -250 to +250
Deck Clearance: Automatic and Programmable
- Mid Wave or Long Wave Thermal Camera
- Day Camera
- Laser Range Finder with 10,000 m Range
Fire Control System:
- Fire Control Computer
- Automatic Super-Elevation and Lead Angle Computation