Deliveries of Weapon Carrier Vehicles (WCV) project are ongoing.
As part of the Weapon Carrier Vehicles project, KAPLAN WCV vehicles are being delivered upon the acceptance test of Land Forces Command. A total of 260 vehicles (84 KAPLANs and 76 PARS 4×4 vehicles) are to be delivered.
PARS 4×4 Tactical Wheeled Armed Carriers which are armed with OMTAS missiles will have been ready to be delivered by the end of 2020.
“Turrets will be armed with OMTAS missiles”
On June 23, 2020, FNSS CEO Nail Kurt said that as part of the project, they had delivered 26 vehicles thus far. “As part of WCV, we have delivered 26 vehicles so far. Last 2 vehicles are armed with the turrets equipped with OMTAS missiles. Roketsan-built OMTAS missiles are finally in the armament inventory. Deliveries are taking place at full speed. By the end of the year, PARS 4×4 vehicles’ turrets will be armed with OMTAS missiles.”
Within the scope of the Weapon Carrier Vehicles project, with 26 already delivered ones, a total of 260 vehicles will be delivered. OMTAS anti-tank missiles are already used in the armament of KAPLANs. Yet, the missiles and their weapon systems will be intergrated into PARS 4×4 systems in the near future to be delivered to Land Forces Command.
On December 25, 2019 FNSS President and CEO Nail Kurt said,“Our weapon carrier vehicle contract cover 184 tracked and 76 4×4 wheeled vehicles amounting to a total of 260 vehicles as well as the turrets to be used. If we look back, we see that in such a short period we’ve developed 4 different products, tested their prototypes and reached the finals of their qualification process. This is, no matter how you look at it, is a great success.”
Following the Defence Industry Executive Committee (SSIK) meeting on March 9, 2016, an agreement was signed for Weapon Carrier Vehicle (WCV) project on June 27, 2016.
Within the framework of the project, first vehicles were delivered in 2019. A total of 260 vehicles are planned to be delivered.