FNSS reveals PARS III 8x8 Engineering Vehicle developed for Oman
FNSS demonstrates the modularity and adaptability of the PARS III 8x8 to different missions with the armored engineering vehicle, developed for the Royal Army of Oman. The ongoing qualification tests for the PARS III 8x8 Engineering Vehicle are expected to be completed within the first half of this year, after which the vehicle will be delivered.
PARS III 8x8 Engineering Vehicle with a mine-clearing device (Picture source: FNSS)
Developed by FNSS as its first vehicle of this kind, the PARS III 8x8 Engineering Vehicle can effectively fulfill a wide range of missions thanks to its ability to have equipment and hardware rapidly mounted and dismounted from its chassis.
The contract signed by FNSS to meet the needs of the Royal Army of Oman covers the design, development, production and delivery of a total of 172 vehicles in 13 different configurations, as well as the integrated logistics support (ILS) services to be provided throughout the guarantee period. While 145 of these vehicles will be PARS III 8x8 vehicles delivered in eight different configurations, the remaining 27 will be the PARS III 6x6 vehicles delivered in five different configurations. The total number of PARS III 8x8 Engineering Vehicles will be six.
K. Nail Kurt, General Manager and CEO of FNSS, emphasized how the PARS III 8x8 Engineering Vehicle represents one of the best examples of FNSS’ ability to develop vehicles of different configurations. “Engineering vehicles are one of the most challenging and special vehicle configurations. These vehicles require extensive engineering work beforehand, and you need to analyze in advance the different scenarios of use of the vehicle, down to the finest details. In the PARS III 8x8 Engineering Vehicle, we went a step further in these challenges and came up with a design that allows different equipment and hardware to be readily mounted and dismounted. This vehicle, which has been developed in accordance with the high standards expected by the Royal Army of Oman, is likely to have a strong export potential for different countries in the near future,” Kurt said.
PARS III 8x8 Engineering Vehicle with shovel crane equipment (Picture source: FNSS)