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IDEF 2017: FNSS Showcases Future of Land Platforms

FNSS launching new vehicles and new platforms

Continuing to expand its product family with innovative products, FNSS is launching new vehicles and displaying the latest situation with its new platforms at IDEF 2017. Visitors of FNSS’ stand will also find the opportunity to directly see and touch the future of land platforms.

Displaying its broad range of solutions and capabilities, which include logistic support and modernisation for land platforms, FNSS will feature at its stand the following vehicles and weapons systems, which are all in the highest segment of their respective classes:

  • KAPLAN MT Modern Medium Weight Tank
  • KAPLAN-30 New Generation Armoured Fighting Vehicle
  • KAPLAN-20 New Generation Armoured Fighting Vehicle
  • PARS III 8×8 Tactical Wheeled Armoured Vehicle
  • PARS III 6×6 Tactical Wheeled Armoured Vehicle
  • PARS SCOUT 6×6 Special Purpose Tactical Wheeled Armoured Vehicle
  • PARS 4×4 Anti-Tank Vehicle
  • TEBER-30 Two-Man Turret
  • TEBER-30 Remote Controlled Turret

At the exhibition, FNSS will be launching the KAPLAN-30, the PARS III 8×8 and PARS III 6×6 Tactical Wheeled Armoured Vehicles, the PARS SCOUT 6×6 Special Purpose Tactical Wheeled Armoured Vehicle, the ACV Modernisation, and the TEBER-30 Two-Man Turret. Following the initial launch of its design concept in Indonesia, the KAPLAN MT Medium Weight Tank prototype will be showcased for the first time in this event.

In line with the strategic plan we laid out five years ago, we acted proactively by investing in the technologies and capabilities required by both the Turkish Armed Forces and armies around the world,” K. Nail Kurt, General Manager and CEO of FNSS, summarised. “The result was our family of tracked armoured combat vehicles from 15-30t, capable of responding to different requirements; our family of wheeled armoured vehicles from 4×4 to 8×8; and our family of armoured engineering vehicles that comprises the SAMUR and KUNDUZ. In addition to these already existing families, we are now preparing to introduce the KAPLAN MT Modern Medium Weight Tank and the ZAHA Amphibious Armoured Assault Vehicle. Furthermore, we also meet our customers’ weapon-related needs through our manned and unmanned turrets equipped with 25, 30 and 40 mm weapons. Today, with its wide-ranging product family, and the effectiveness and technology that characterises its products, FNSS stands as one of the world’s leading land platform manufacturers.”

Concerning the future, Kurt explained that all past accomplishments will, within a period of one or two years, take the company’s annual turnover to the region of $500 million. “Under our new strategic plan, our goal for the upcoming period is to reach a turnover of $1 billion,” he said. “We will achieve this both with our current product family and the new platforms we will be introducing to this family. Over the past years, FNSS have shown itself to be a company capable of laying out the right strategies and becoming successful by implementing them. There is no doubt in my mind that the company will once again do the same within the period covered by our new strategic plan.”

On international programmes the CEO disclosed that FNSS is working on joint developments projects for the AV8 in Malaysia and the KAPLAN MT in Indonesia; while in Saudi Arabia, FNSS is operating a state facility with a local partner.

Kurt’s concluding by stating that FNSS, “will continue to keep customer satisfaction at the highest level.”


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