FNSS Pars 8x8 WACV Accomplished Firing Tests in Oman

On November 22nd, 2017, the firing activities were successfully performed for the Pars 8x8 Wheeled Armored Combat Vehicle at the firing and testing range of the Royal Land Forces in Nizva - Oman

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Pars 8x8, which has newly joined the force inventory, showed off its maneuverability in difficult terrain conditions firing against different target types during the activity with the participation of Commander of the Oman Land Forces and senior commanders.   Fixed and moving targets between the ranges of 100 m and 2500m were successfully destroyed by firing from the moving vehicle.

The Commander of the Oman Land Forces and the accompanying delegation examined the vehicles and obtained information from the project officers during the activity. 

Within the scope of the contract, 13 configurations totaling 172 6×6 and 8×8 armored vehicles are planned to be manufactured for the requirements of the Oman Armed Forces.

Pars III 8x8 Features and Outstanding Capabilities 

 Pars III 8x8 is the new generation of the wheeled armored combat vehicle (WACV) designed and developed by FNSS Savunma Sistemleri A.Ş. Pars III 8x8 has been developed with a special emphasis on mobility, protection, payload and growth potential. The vehicles employ the latest designs and technologies with a focus on performance and durability within modern military operational requirements. The vehicles are available in 4x4, 6x6 and 8x8 configurations. The Pars family of vehicles is named after the “Anatolian Leopard.”

The Pars III 8x8 combat weight is 30,000 kg and is powered by a diesel engine. The power pack consists of a water-cooled diesel engine, coupled with a fully automatic transmission which generates a maximum road speed of up to 100 km/h. Pars III 8x8 is capable of maneuvering on a 60% vertical and 30% horizontal gradient, climbing obstacles 70 cm-high and crossing 200 cm-wide trenches. Due to the engine layout and favored balanced design, the vehicle has almost equal axle loads. This design approach gives the vehicle the ability to move comfortably even on loose and soft terrain, providing increased road-holding at high speeds and short braking distances. The vehicle has 8x8 driving characteristics, and all of its axles can be locked when necessary. The central tire inflation system allows the driver to adjust the tire pressure and negotiate with different obstacles and terrain types.