According to information published by the Daily Sabah website on November 22, 2022, the Turkish company FNSS has delivered the first PARS IV 6×6 Special Operations wheeled armored vehicle to Turkish Security Forces.
The PARS IV 6×6 Special Operations was developed by the Turkish company FNSS under the “6×6 Mine Protected Vehicle Procurement Project” and in collaboration with the Turkish Defense Industry Association SSB.
The Pars IV 6×6 Special Operations vehicle was delivered to Turkish Security during an official ceremony that was held on Tuesday, November 22, 2022, at the FNSS facilities in Ankara’s Gölbaşı.
The Pars IV 6×6 in Special Forces Vehicle (SOV) configuration was unveiled by the company FNSS at the IDEF defense exhibition in August 2021.
PARS IV 6×6 SOV provides an unmatched optimum combination of the survivability of an MRAP vehicle and the tactical mobility of a wheeled armored combat vehicle. The vehicle’s high level of ballistic, mine and IED protection along with the 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
The PARS IV SOV is fitted with several weapon systems 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 engage targets on high grounds (building tops, cliffs etc.) and/or low-altitude aerial targets.
The PARS IV SOV is also equipped with new-generation mission equipment which ensures combat effectiveness, safer route planning, command/control and 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 level of electrical and optical situational awareness are situated for all the team members. The vehicle’s special 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 of situational awareness for all the team members. Owing to these features, the vehicle can easily be operated under armor at all times with hatches closed position.