General Manager & CEO: K. Nail KURT www.fnss.com.tr
FNSS Savunma Sistemleri A.Ş. (FNSS), a joint venture company owned 51 percent by Nurol Holding Inc. and 49 percent by BAE Systems Inc., is a leading manufacturer and supplier of tracked and wheeled armoured vehicles and weapon systems for the Turkish and Allied Armed Forces.
The company was established in 1988 to manufacture 1698 each Armored Combat Vehicles (ACV’s) for Turkish Armed Forces under a direct commercial contract (1st package ACV-15) with the Undersecretariat of Defense Industries (SSM). FNSS started production in August 1991 at facilities situated on a total area of 280.000 square meters. The 1st package of Armored Combat Vehicles (ACV-15) contract was successfully completed in 2000. The 2nd package of Armored Combat Vehicles contract was signed in 2000 and completed in a four year period.
FNSS has a full family of Tracked Armored Combat Vehicles (ACV-15), designed with the necessary mounting provisions to transform the vehicle into various configurations based on user requirements. The Advanced Armored Personnel Carrier (AAPC) configuration forms the base vehicle for all other variants of this family of vehicles. FNSS has developed the ACV-19 family of vehicles which provides higher internal usable volume and payload. ACV-19 offers the latest developments in high value vehicle performance while maintaining commonality with the ACV-15 family of vehicles.
ACVs manufactured by FNSS have been used for thousands of kilometers by Turkish and UAE army contingencies serving with the United Nations Peacekeeping Forces in Somalia, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Kosovo and Afghanistan.
After year 2000, FNSS developed a new generation of 6X6 and 8X8 Wheeled Armored Combat Vehicles named PARS, which in Turkish means Anatolian Leopard. Today, the vehicles employ the latest design and technologies from commercial off–the-shelf (COTS) which have been Militarized (MCOTS) to meet the performance and durability of modern military operational requirements. FNSS has the capability to meet the specific requirements of its customers by incorporating a variety of weapon stations and mission systems.
In 2011, FNSS signed a master agreement with its Malaysian partner Deftech for the development and production of 257 each Malaysian AV8 (8x8) Armored Wheeled Vehicles in 12 configurations. The vehicle is based on the PARS 8x8 WAV technology.
Recently, FNSS unveiled the latest member of the wheeled amphibious without any preparations and capable of carrying armoured vehicle family named as PARS 4x4. The vehicle is fully ATGM launchers or RWS for specific missions.
In January 2007, FNSS was awarded a contract by the Turkish MoD to design, develop, and manufacture Armored Amphibious Assault Bridge (AAAB) platforms, which use the main automotive components of the FNSS designed 8x8 PARS Vehicles. FNSS completed the delivery of 52 AAAB units to Turkish Land Forces in 2013.
The AAAB project was followed by the design, development, and production of the Amphibious Armored Combat Earthmover (AACE), which extended the combat engineering capability of Turkish Land Forces. The delivery of 12 units was completed in 2012.
FNSS also designed, developed and manufactured a medium weight tracked armored platform named, as ACV-30 medium weight amphibious tracked armored platform for Aselsan’ Low Altitude Self Propelled Air Defense Gun System Project and The Low and Medium Altitude Air Defence Missile System (LAADMIS) designed for the HISAR Project has a 3D Search Radar as well as a Pedestal-Mounted (PM) Autonomous Low Altitude Air Defence Missile System platform which will enter in- service with the Turkish Land Forces.
In 2015, FNSS unveiled its new-generation, tracked armoured fighting vehicle (AFV), KAPLAN at the International Defence Industry Fair IDEF'15. The vehicle is intended to meet tactical and technical needs of the modern infantry and cavalry units. The vehicle is fully amphibious and it can be deployed in special operations, full-spectrum conflicts, reconnaissance, independent infantry operations, and mechanised/armoured infantry operations.
Another capability of FNSS is the development and production of turrets and weapon stations. The company currently offers One-Person Manned SABER 25mm, remote controlled CLAW 25mm and TEBER 30mm medium caliber turrets. The weapons are fully stabilized, providing full “shoot on the move” capability and incorporate modern, high performance sighting systems.
FNSS also leads upgrade, modernization and sustainment programs for the aged M113 Family of Vehicles by increasing their mobility performance, reliability and survivability.
Starting off by manufacturing Armoured Combat Vehicles in 1988, FNSS has today become a world class company capable of designing and manufacturing a broad range of land systems, modernising existing vehicles, and providing the necessary training and integrated logistic support for these systems.
FNSS develops its wide range of indigenously-designed tracked and wheeled vehicles and weapon systems at its own R&D Centre, and using its own engineering experience. FNSS also holds the AQAP-2110 Rev.D, which is the highest level of quality assurance certification from NATO, and has been awarded BV quality certification ISO 9001-2015.
With production facilities in two overseas countries, over 200 local subcontractors, and more than 4,000 armoured combat vehicles used by various countries across the world, FNSS stands today as one of the world’s leading companies in its field.
FNSS conducts its activities by focusing on protecting and adding value to its users and stakeholders by creating innovative solutions. With its superior performance in the export of defence systems, FNSS will continue to be globally trusted and respected Turkish partner in defence.
Phone : +90 (312) 497 4300
Fax : +90 (312) 497 4301
Address: Oğulbey Mah. Kumludere Cad. No:11 06830
Gölbaşı - Ankara - TURKEY