The Turkish Presidency of Defence Industries (SSB) unveils Pars 6×6 MKKA mine resistant ambush protected vehicle for the Turkish Armed Forces (Türk Silahlı Kuvvetleri, TSK), which have significant experience in improvised explosive device (IED). FNSS will start this process with the delivery of 12 vehicles, and hope to continue with more in the future. The Pars 6×6 MKKA has equipped with two RCWS (Remote Control Weapon System), gunshot detection system and jammers.
The Pars (Turkish for Anatolian Leopard) is an amphibious Armoured combat vehicle family with 4×4, 6×6 and 8×8 versions, produced by FNSS Defence Systems of Turkey.The development of the PARS vehicles commenced in 2002, based on a design by US company GPV (General Purpose Vehicles), and in cooperation with GPV. PARS 4×4 and PARS 6×6 is being proposed for the Turkish Army. PARS 8×8 was first displayed in February 2005 during the IDEX defence equipment exhibition held in Abu Dhabi.
The driver and commander are seated in a cockpit at the front of the vehicle. Each has a single-piece roof hatch that opens to the side. Both have access to flat-panel displays. The seating arrangement depends on the role but the troops are normally seated on individual seats down each side of the hull facing inwards. These shock-absorbing seats are fitted with five-point seatbelts as standard. A large ramp fitted at the rear section will be used for entry and exit of troops.