Last Update March 27, 2018


  • Military, Tactical, Logistic Support Vehicles & related equipment

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 each 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 started production in August 1991 at facilities situated on a total area of 280.000 square meters. The 1st package of Armored Combat Vehicles (ACV-15) contract was successfully completed in 2000. The 2nd package of Armored Combat Vehicles contract was signed in 2000 and completed in a four year period.

FNSS has a full 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 variants 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 ACV-15 family of vehicles.

ACVs manufactured by FNSS have been 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 named PARS, which 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 a variety of weapon stations and mission systems.

In 2011, FNSS 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 the PARS 8x8 WAV technology.

In January 2007, FNSS was awarded a contract by the Turkish MoD to design, develop, and manufacture Armored Amphibious Assault Bridge (AAAB) platforms, which use the main automotive components of the FNSS designed 8x8 PARS Vehicles. FNSS completed the delivery of 52 AAAB units to Turkish Land Forces in 2013. The AAAB project was followed by the design, development, and production of the Amphibious Armored Combat Earthmover (AACE), which extended the combat engineering capability of Turkish Land Forces. The delivery of 12 units was completed in 2012.

FNSS also designed, developed and manufactured a medium weight tracked armored platform named, as ACV-30. The platform is for the Low Altitude Self Propelled Air Defense Gun System and Low/Medium Altitude Self Propelled Air Defense Missile System, which is being developed for the Turkish Land Forces.

Another capability of FNSS is the development and production of turrets and weapon stations. The company currently offers SABER-25 and Sharpshooter™ one man medium caliber turrets together with TEBER-30 and CLAW remote control 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 the aged M113 Family of Vehicles by increasing their mobility performance, reliability and survivability.

Starting in the mid-1990’s, FNSS realized export projects for both tracked and 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 localization requirements of export projects, which was achieved by FNSS’s comprehensive Vendor Base Program.

FNSS owns the quality certifications of AQAP-2110 by NATO, ISO 9001-2008 by Bureau Veritas, and 4 Star-2012 by EFQM.

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FNSS Savunma Sistemleri

  • Oğulbey Mahallesi Kumludere, Caddesi No: 1106830 Gölbaşı, Ankara, Turkey
  • +903124974300
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