Pars III 8x8

Manufacturer: FNSS Defence Systems Inc  
Product type: Armoured Vehicles  
Name: Wheeled armoured personnel carrier  

PARS III 8X8 is the new generation of wheeled armored combat vehicle (WACV) designed and developed by FNSS Savunma Sistemleri A.Ş. PARS III 8X8 has been developed with a special emphasis on mobility, protection, payload and growth potential. The vehicles employ the latest designs and technologies with a focus on the performance and durability of modern military operational requirements. The vehicles are available in 4x4, 6x6 and 8x8 configurations. The PARS family of vehicles takes its name from the “Anatolian Leopard”.

The contract, signed by FNSS to meet the needs of the Royal Oman Army, covers the design, development, manufacture and supply of a total of 172 vehicles in 13 different configurations, as well as integrated logistics support services (ILS) that will be provided throughout Oman during the warranty period. term. While 145 of these machines will be PARS III 8x8, delivered in eight different configurations, the remaining 27 will be PARS III 6x6, delivered in five different configurations.

The PARS III 8X8 combat weight is 30,000 kg and is powered by a diesel engine. The powerpack consists of a water cooled diesel engine, coupled with a fully automatic transmission which generates a maximum road speed of up to 100 km/h. PARS III 8X8 is capable of maneuvering on a 60% vertical and 30% horizontal gradient, climbing 70 cm-high obstacles and crossing 200 cm-wide trenches. Thanks to the engine layout and favored balanced design, the vehicle has almost equal axle loads. This design approach gives the vehicle the ability to move comfortably even on loose and soft terrain, providing increased road-holding at high speeds and short braking distances. The vehicle has 8X8 driving characteristics, and all of its axles can be locked when necessary. The central tire inflation system allows the driver to adjust the tire pressures to suit different terrain.

It boasts the highest wheel navigation and lowest turn radius in its class.

The fully independent hydro-pneumatic suspension system, which gives the vehicle the highest wheel travel of its class, and ensures the best road holding under different road conditions. The PARS III 8X8 all-axle steering system gives the vehicle the lowest turning radius in its class at 8 m. The ability to lock the third axle’s steering system at high speeds, the ABS system and the engine brake all contribute to enhanced driving safety.

The two-man driver’s cab at front of the vehicle offers a 180° horizontal field of vision and a high level of driving safety and comfort. Large glass periscopes, and day and thermal cameras located at the front and rear of the vehicle provide the driver and commander with a wider field of vision.

With a range of over 700 km, the PARS III 8X8 has fuel tanks incorporating special measures to protect against explosion and puncture, and a reserve fuel tank under the armor can be called upon in emergencies. Solid discs inside the tires allow run-flat sustainability.

The PARS III 8X8 hull can be brought up to the level of protection required by the user thanks to the modular design armor system. The hull form, underbelly structure, base 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 replacement, and it is this ease of maintenance, replacement of moving parts and power transmission systems in particular that make it superior to its counterparts. The power group architecture, which can be disassembled and reassembled in less than 60 minutes, allows the user to replace the engine on the field, as an additional benefit.

The PARS III 8X8 can be transported by air (A400, C17 & C5), sea, train or land.

Mission Specific Features

  • 2 Thermal Cameras and 3 CCD Cameras in the Front and Rear, Providing Driver/ Commander with High Situational Awareness

  • Front and Rear Axle Steering

  • All Wheel Drive

  • Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS)

  • Central Tire Inflation (CTI) and Run Flat Tire Inserts

  • Integrated Auxiliary Power Unit (APU)

  • Integrated Survivability Suite

  • Modularity Allowing the Use Of Common Components

  • Hydro-Pneumatic Suspension System with Ride Height Control

PARS 8x8 Variants

  • PARS III 8x8 CFV

The CFV variant is the Cavalry Fighting Vehicle configuration of the PARS III 8x8 FoV`. The vehicle is armed with a 30-mm two man turret and capacity of carrying 7 personnel including driver, commander and gunner.

  • PARS III 8x8 IFV

The IFV variant is the Infantry Fighting Vehicle configuration of the PARS III 8x8 FoV`. The vehicle is armed with a 25-mm one man SABER Turret and capacity of carrying 11-12 personnel including driver, commander and gunner.


The ICV variant is the Infantry Carrier Vehicle configuration of the PARS III 8x8 FoV`. The vehicle is armed with a 12.7-mm remote controlled weapon station (RCWS) and capacity of carrying 12 personnel including driver, commander and gunner.


The CP is the Command post variant of PARS III 8X8 FoV’. It is used as an operational staff officer’s command post at Brigade and Battalion organization. It can also be configured as a Fire Direction Center. The vehicle is armed with a self defense 7.62 or 12.7-mm MG and has a capacity of carrying 8 personnel including driver, vehicle commander and staff officers.


The SPM variant is a Self Propelled Mortar configuration to provide indirect fire support. The vehicle can be armed with a 81 or 120-mm mortar and a self-defense 7.62 or 12.7-mm MG. It has a capacity of carrying 4 personnel including driver, commander and 2 mortar crew.


The ARV variant is the Armored Recovery Vehicle configuration of the PARS III 8x8 FoV`. The ARV is fitted with a hydraulic crane mounted to the vehicle top plate and a hydraulic recovery winch mounted inside the vehicle, which facilitates the recovery and towing of both armored and non-armored vehicles. The vehicle is armed with a self defense 7.62 or 12.7-mm MG and capacity of carrying 5 personnel including driver, gunner and 2 technicians.


The AME is the Armored Medical Evacuation vehicle configuration of the PARS III 8x8 FoV`. The vehicle is a highly maneuverable, wheeled armored vehicle designed primarily for casualty evacuation from forward battle areas. It has a capacity of carrying a driver, commander and 2 medics with 2 x stretchers and 4 x seated casualties or 8 x seated casualties without stretchers.

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Last Contracts:
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May 2017
(Dec 2022)
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