The PARS 4x4 Anti-Tank Vehicle, which distinguishes itself from other 4x4 vehicles with its engine located at the rear, continues 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.
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 7.62mm 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.”