PARS IV 6X6 Mine-Resistant Special Operation Vehicles Ready for Duty

Date: Issue 119 - December 2022

The delivery ceremony of the PARS IV 6x6 Special Operations (S-Opv) Vehicles, developed within the scope of the 6x6 Mine Resistant Vehicle (MKKA) Supply Project signed between the Presidency of Defense Industry Agency (SSB) and FNSS, was held at FNSS facilities with the participation of Prof. İsmail DEMİR President of the Defense Industry Agency, Celal Sami TÜFEKÇİ Vice President of Defense Industry Agency, Nail KURT General Manager & CEO of FNSS, industry representatives and many distinguished guests. The last batch of nine PARS IV 6x6   S-Opv vehicles were delivered in the previous months. The end-user received a total of 12 PARS IV S-Opv Vehicles in the wake of the delivery of the additional three 6x6 PARS IV vehicles.

Prof. İsmail DEMİR President of the Defense Industry Agency (SSB), stated during the delivery ceremony that the defense industry continues its efforts to strengthen and modernize the inventory of both the Turkish Armed Forces (TAF) and the Police and Gendarmerie in the land vehicles sector. “In this regard, our projects to develop the Main Battle Tank, mine and ballistic protected armored tactical wheeled vehicles, next generation combat vehicles, special purpose reconnaissance and surveillance vehicles, tactical wheeled vehicles for logistics purposes and autonomous vehicles continue successfully. Today, we are hosting the delivery ceremony for our PARS IV 6x6 Mine Resistant Vehicles, which have been carefully and diligently developed from start to finish. In order to give our security forces the ability to deploy under high armor protection and to meet these units' high-capacity video, audio, and data communication requirements in the operational environment, our PARS vehicles have been designed with the highest mine, IED, and ballistic protection features so far. We are proud to have a defense industry that designs, develops, and produces such a vehicle -a first in the world- with its other cutting-edge technical features. I would like to thank my colleagues from the Presidency of the Defense Industry Agency who have contributed to this significant project, the members of the TAF who work hard for long hours in all kinds of terrain and weather conditions for the peace and security of our country, and FNSS employees who have accomplished this critical project and whom we hope will continue to work in such important projects in the future.”