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13 Kasım 2015 Cuma

Turkish FNSS M113A4 offers more mobility and survivability to old M113 armored personnel carrier.

13 November 2015

The Turkish Defense Company FNSS offers solutions to upgrade M113 series tracked armoured personnel carrier with new improvements to increase mobility and survivability compared to older M113 FoV (Familiy of Vehicles) consisting of modern diesel engine and automatic transmission. Reliability and durability have been greatly improved with the installation of the FNSS developed ACV power pack.

The FNSS solution is the lowest cost alternative that fully meets the requirements for a modern reliable M113 FoV’(Family of Vehicles). FNSS M113A4 is based on common subsystems with Malaysian ACV Adnan, Turkish Army’s standard ACV and United Arab Emirates ACV 350 Dhabyan vehicles. This configuration significantly improves ease of operation, safety, reliability, performance and durability over the M113A1 and A2.

The M113A4 is upgraded with new armour kit which increases the protection for the troops against ballistic and anti-tank weapons threats. The vehicle is also more protected against mine blast.

The M113A4 is motorized with a Diesel engine developing 350 to 400 hp. The vehicle can run at a maximum speed of 65 km/h with a maximum cruising range of 400 km. The vehicle continues to keep its amphibious capabilities propelled in the water by its tracks at a maximum speed of 5.8 km/h.

FNSS can provide a full range of M113A4 versions including armoured personnel carrier, infantry fighting vehicle, anti-tank vehicle, mortar carrier and recovery vehicle.

This improvement in reliability and durability ensures that during operational deployment, there is a minimum of downtime for the vehicles, thus, releasing valuable maintenance personnel for other tasks. This also guarantees maximum time for operational deployment by the user. This modernized M113A4 FoV provides the user, a reliable simple to operate vehicle with an operational service life of 15-20 years.

The solution closely matches the ACV vehicles that have been tested several times between -20 to +60 °C weather conditions and all terrains. In addition, the M113A4 has undergone a full desert mobility testing and which was successfully completed covering over 2000 miles in the summer of 2005.

The configuration of FNSS ACV and M113A4 is NATO certified, qualified by the original M113 vehicle manufacturer and in service with the Turkish, U.A.E, Bahrain, Philippines and Malaysian Armies.

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