FNSS Savunma Sistemleri A.Ş. is a Turkish joint venture company owned 51% by Nurol Holding of Turkey and 49% by BAE Systems, Inc. with facilities located in Gölbaşı, Ankara, Turkey.
FNSS is a leading manufacturer and supplier of tracked and wheeled armored combat vehicles and weapon systems for the Turkish and Allied Armed Forces.
The company was established in 1988 to manufacture 1698 ea. 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 has started production in August 1991 at facilities situated on a total area of 280.000 square meters. The 1st package of Armored Combat Vehicle (ACV-15) contract has successfully been completed in 2000. The 2nd package of Armored Combat Vehicle contract covering was signed in 2000 and completed in four year period.
FNSS has a full range of 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 members 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 15 family of vehicles.
ACVs manufactured by FNSS were 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 and named as PARSwhich 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 variety of weapon stations and mission systems. FNSS recently 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 PARS 8x8 WAV technology.
In January 2007, FNSS was awarded by Turkish MoD to design, develop and manufacture Armored Amphibious Assault Bridge (AAAB) platforms which uses main automotive components of FNSS designed 8x8 PARS Vehicles. 52 units of AAAB’s were delivered to Turkish Land Forces by mid 2013.
The AAAB project was followed by the design, development and production of Amphibious Armored Combat Earthmover (AACE)and extended the combat engineering capability of Turkish Land Forces. The delivery of total 12 units were completed at the end of 2012.
FNSS also designs, develops and manufactures medium weight tracked armored platform for Low Altitude Self Propelled Air Defence Gun system which is being developed by Aselsan for Turkish Land Forces. Another capability of FNSS is the development and production of turrets and weapon stations. The company currently offers a One-Person Manned (Sharpshooter™) and remote controlled (CLAW™) medium calibre 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 aged M113 Family of Vehicles by increasing their mobility performance, reliability and survivability.
Starting from mid 90’s, FNSS realizes export projects on both tracked /wheeled armored combat vehicles and weapon systems . The Company has extensive experience in technology transfer to third party countries. This was mainly gained from the extended localisation requirements of local projects which was achieved by FNSS’s specific Vendor Base Program.
FNSS owns the quality certifications of AQAP-2110 by NATO, ISO 9001-2008, by Lloyd’s of UK and 4 Star-2012 by EFQM.
FNSS’s vision is to become the number one supplier of land combat system solutions for the Turkish Armed Forces and preferred local supplier for the other armed forces worldwide. In order to achieve this vision, FNSS designs, develops, produces and supports tailored reliable and affordable land combat system solutions for domestic and international customers.
Download the vector logo of the FNSS brand designed by FNSS in Adobe® Illustrator® format. The current status of the logo is obsolete, which means the logo is not in use by the company anymore.
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