FNSS is awarded with a contract signed on capability enhancement & life extension program of Advanced Armoured Personnel Carriers (AAPC) in the inventory of the Turkish Land Forces. Within the scope of this contract, a number of AAPCs will be equipped with modern subsystems by remaining its amphibious capabilities. AAPCs that will be upgraded are ACV-15 configurations delivered to the Turkish Armed Forces in the early 2000s by FNSS. The program is aimed to increase the vehicles performance, capabilities and life-cycle for an additional 20+ years. FNSS’ capability enhancement & life extension solution represents significant upgrades to an already proven and reliable military platform by extending the service life of the vehicles and ensuring that the vehicles remain an effective and relevant asset for modern combat requirements.
FNSS has a history of success stories about completing modernization programs for different armies such as Türkiye, Saudi Arabia, USA, Bahrain and The Philippines. With its experience and knowledge in modernization and new generation vehicle developments, FNSS offers most advanced solutions for vehicle sustainability programs based on user requirements and specifications. The company recently started deliveries of modernized ACV-15 IFV platforms to the Turkish Army under the scope of ACV-15 capability enhancement and life extension program contract.
FNSS’ capability enhancement & life extension solution represents significant upgrades to an already proven and reliable military platform by extending the service life of the vehicles and ensuring that the vehicles remain an effective and relevant asset for modern combat requirements.
Due to emerging threats and new technologies on mission equipment’s and weapon systems, it is aimed to upgrade AAPCs with selective equipment and systems. FNSS package covers upgrade areas such as improvements on mobility, protection levels, life support, electronic systems, situational awareness and firepower. Within the scope of the capability enhancement program, the vehicles will be fitted with a dual gun remote controlled weapon system with close-range surveillance system, auxiliary power unit, A/C system, automatic fire suppression system, spall liners, driver vision system and navigation system. In addition, necessary engineering efforts will be carried out for the integration of the gunshot detection system. A complete vehicle overhauling including engine & transmission will also take place under the scope of contract. All these improvements in reliability and durability will increase mission capabilities while minimising maintenance services during operational deployments.
ACV-15 is the designation of an amphibious Infantry fighting vehicle family developed by the Turkish defense company FNSS Savunma Sistemleri A.?. This vehicle is also manufactured by DRB-HICOM Defence Technologies (DefTech). The design is an attempt to combine the capabilities of an infantry fighting vehicle (IFV) and an armoured personnel carrier (APC). The ACV-15 is based on the American Advanced Infantry Fighting Vehicle, which in turn is based on the American M113A1 armored personnel carrier. The AIFV is in service with Turkey (2,249) and the United Arab Emirates (136 delivered). Malaysia ordered 267 ACV-15 in different versions in 2000, all of which have been delivered. FNSS developed the ACV-15 based on the AIFV to meet the Turkish Land Forces Command’s (TLFC’s) operational requirement. The first production vehicles were delivered in 1992. ACV-AAPC (advanced armored personnel carrier) — with a one-man turret with a 12.7 mm machine gun and a 7.62 mm machine gun; 13 troops carried.