New generation of armoured fighting vehicle FNSS Kaplan-20 makes its debut in Asia at DSA 2016 11804164

 
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Army Recognition
DSA 2016 Official Online Show Daily News & Official Web TV
The 15Th Defence Services Asia
Kuala Lumpur
, Malaysia
18 - 21 April 2016
 
FNSS Kaplan-20 at DSA 2016
 
 
New generation of armoured fighting vehicle FNSS Kaplan-20 makes its debut in Asia at DSA 2016.
At DSA 2016, the Defence Services Asia in Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia), the Turkish Defense Company FNSS presents for the first time in the ASEAN region, the KAPLAN-20, a new generation of light tracked armoured fighting vehicle that has the ability to move together with main battle tanks.
     
At DSA 2016, the Defence Services Asia in Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia), the Turkish Defense Company FNSS presents for the first time in the ASEAN region, the KAPLAN-20, a new generation of light tracked armoured fighting vehicle that has the ability to move together with main battle tanks.
     
The Kaplan-20 can be fitted with two turret options, including a two-man turret and an unmanned version. At DSA 2016, the Kaplan-20 is displayed with an unmanned turret armed with a an ATK Bushmaster Mk 44 30 mm dual-feed cannon.

The KAPLAN-20 armoured fighting vehicle is fitted with an independent panoramic commander's sight and a stabilized gunner's sight, providing increased surveillance and target detection capabilities. Both the gunner and commander sights feature a thermal channel, day channel, laser range finder (LRF), and fire control system.

Thermal sights and laser-protected glass periscopes are provided to the driver for high-situational awareness. The vehicle is also integrated with a stabilized electric turret drive system.

KAPLAN-20 has a low silhouette, and with its twin 6 road wheeled tracks, has the ability operate in hot/cold weather conditions at high speed not only on asphalt and stabilized highways, but also in soft soil, muddy and rough terrains. The advanced suspension system, tracks has been designed to reduce vibration and increase road holding. Access to the vehicle is gained through a personnel door on the ramp or the hydraulic ramp located at the rear of the vehicle.

On the top, there is a wide hatch for personnel and another hatch that has been specifically designed to maximize the driver's field of view. The maintenance and repair of the power pack are performed via the cabin access hatch and hatches that are at the front of the vehicle. The two fuel tanks are located at the rear for balance and are fully-armored and isolated from the vehicle to ensure the security of personnel.
 
 

 

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