Within the scope of the 6×6 Mine Protected Vehicle (MKKA) Procurement Project signed between FNSS and the Defense Industry Presidency (SSB), the PARS IV 6×6 Special Operations Vehicle (SOV) is designed to meet the tactical and operational requirements of military and internal security forces on special missions.
The PARS IV 6×6 SOV is able to operate in a wide range of terrains and climate types, and can be optimized for different operational requirements. It provides an optimum combination of the survivability of a Mine-Resistant Ambush Protected (MRAP) vehicle and the tactical mobility of a wheeled armored combat vehicle. The vehicle’s high level of ballistic, mine and Improvised Explosive Device (IED) protection along with the Rocket-Propelled Grenade (RPG) net is designed to protect the crew and the power pack against unconventional threats where the timing and intensity of the threat cannot be estimated.
In the project, started in 2019, all mine, IED and ballistic tests of the vehicle were carried out with the user. The vehicle was tested against high-level mine threats defined in survivability standards, as well as IED and ballistic threats from all directions.
The vehicle’s weapon system is designed to engage multiple targets simultaneously from all directions, including high grounds. Two remote controlled turrets are located in the front and rear section of the vehicle. The weapon system is equipped with a universal weapon mount, which enables it to carry 7.62 mm, .50 Cal machine guns or 40mm automatic grenade launchers, and can be easily changed depending on mission requirements.
2-axis stabilization allows firing on the move and the increased elevation of the gun enables to engagement of targets on high grounds and/or low altitude aerial targets.
The vehicle is equipped with new generation mission equipment which ensures combat effectiveness, safer route planning, command and control, rapid targeting, and has been specifically designed to carry special operations units to their mission objectives where multiple threats can be in place and provide fire support to the teams in the field. High levels of electrical and optical situational awareness are available to all team members.
The vehicle’s design enables maximum optical visual situational awareness with more than 180 degrees for the driver and the personnel placed at the front section of the vehicle. The new generation electronic infrastructure provides 360 degrees situational awareness for all the team members. The vehicle can easily be operated under armor at all times with hatches in the closed position.
High performance power pack and ride-height adjustable independent, hydro-pneumatic suspension systems provide unmatched tactical mobility to overcome difficult terrain and road conditions as well as safety and comfort for the crew.
PARS IV 6×6 SOV operates in all weather and all terrain conditions, day and night, including cross-country and urban areas. Front and rear axle steering provides a turning radius narrower than a 4×4 vehicle for rapid manoeuvre capability in narrow spaces, especially in low infrastructure urban areas.
PARS IV 6×6 SOV will be delivered to the Turkish Armed Forces Special Operations within 2021, meaning this newest generation 6×6 combat vehicle will be in service with the Turkish Armed Forces for the first time.