FNSS, a Turkish defense company, has unveiled its latest creation, the PARS SCOUT 8×8 vehicle, through an impressive video presentation ahead of its debut at the IDEF23 exhibition. This remarkable vehicle is an evolution of the PARS SCOUT 6×6 tactical wheeled Special Purpose Vehicle (SPV) and boasts cutting-edge features and capabilities. The PARS SCOUT 6×6 and 8×8 are designed especially for reconnaissance and internal security operations. Designed specifically for reconnaissance and internal security operations, the PARS SCOUT 8×8 offers exceptional mobility across various terrains, coupled with superior ballistic and mine protection. Equipped with modern technologies, this special purpose tactical wheeled vehicle provides its users with strategic advantages, including enhanced situational awareness.
The PARS SCOUT 8×8 modern tactical wheeled armoured combat vehicle is designed to be used in low and highintensity scenarios, offering strategic advantages to the user thanks to its unique features, and incorporate the most advanced technologies. PARS SCOUT 8×8 has a power-to-weightratio of 20 Hp/ton (includes payload), and reaches a maximum road speed of up to 100 km/h and is capable of manoeuvring on 60% vertical and a 30% side slope, climbing 0.7 meters high obstacles and crossing the 2 meters trenches. Thanks to the engine layout and its balanced design, the vehicle’s axle loads are almost equal. This design approach provides the vehicle with the ability to move comfortably even on loose and rough terrain while also providing maximum control at high-speed and short braking distances. The central tire inflation system (CTIS) allows the driver to adjust tire pressure to suit different terrains.
Under favour of hydro-pneumatic suspension system, the vehicle has the best road holding and ride height for different road conditions. PARS SCOUT 8×8’s turning radius and the tire wear are minimized thanks to AWS (All Wheel Steering) System. PARS SCOUT 8×8 has a range of over 800 km, and it has under-armour protected fuel tanks. The vehicle is fitted with run-flat tires and with a self-recovery winch. The driver compartment at the front of the vehicle is protected by ballistic glass, and provides a wide horizontal field of view, high driving safety, situational awareness and comfort. In addition, the glasses are adapted to winter conditions by heating system equipments. The large ballistic windscreen, and the day/night cameras located at the front and rear give the driver and commander a wide field of view. Inside the vehicle doors and hatches, personnel seats and lighting elements are designed to provide comfort to personnel.
The PARS SCOUT 8×8 hull can be brought to the level of protection required thanks to its modular-designed armour system. The hull shape, underbelly structure, bottom plates and specially developed mine-resistant seats are designed to protect personnel against high-level mine threats. The modular connection of the vehicle subsystems to its mine-resistant hull ensures ease of maintenance and quick replacement, which makes it superior to its counterparts. PARS SCOUT 8×8 is designed in accordance with the integration of Manned or Remote Controlled Towers and Missile Systems. PARS SCOUT 8×8 Vehicle has domestic gearboxes designed and developed by FNSS with its own resources. Also, many sub-systems in the vehicle, especially the suspension system, are developed with domestic and national resources. PARS SCOUT 8×8 is otherness with the both personnel carrying and satisfy the expectation of modern armoured vehicle.