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FNSS Does Not Slow Down its Deliveries of KAPLAN ATV to the Turkish Land Forces

by Buse Köse

Ministry of National Defence (MND) announced on April 30 that 9 more KAPLAN ATVs developed by FNSS were delivered as part of the Anti-Tank Vehicles (ATV) project. After the successful completion of acceptance procedures, starting on 5 April, 7 of the KAPLAN-ATVs were delivered to 5th Armoured Brigade Command in Gaziantep and 2 of them were delivered to 2nd Armoured Brigade Command in Kahramanmaraş.

Within the scope of the project, by the date of the announcement, 113 vehicles in total consisting of 94 KAPLAN ATVs and 19 PARS ATVs had been delivered. With the procurement of these vehicles, the manoeuvre capabilities of anti-tank units are expected to get aligned with mechanized units and get an increase in their operational effectivity. These vehicles can fire KORNET-E and OMTAS anti-tank guided missiles from Anti-Tank Remote Controlled Turret (ARCT) also developed by FNSS.

Technical Specifications of KAPLAN-ATVs

Dimensions 5.6 x 3 x 3.1 m
Combat Weight 17 tonnes
Crew 4
Weaponry Systems Anti-Tank Remote Controlled Turret (ARCT).
Main Armament KORNET-E orOMTASguidedanti-tank missiles
Coaxial Weapon 7.62 mm Machine Gun
Engine 360 HP Cummins engine
Transmission Allison x200-4c
Power-Weight Ratio 21 hp/ton
Max. Road Speed 65 km/h
Ballistic Protection Available
Mine Protection Available
Amphibian Speed 6.3 km/h.
Missile-Load Capacity 6 units

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