The design perfection process for KAPLAN MT is completed. FNSS successfully applied the technology transfer model with PT Pindad through the KAPLAN Medium Tank development project. The serial production contract was signed after the prototype tests were ended. The KAPLAN MT, which will be exhibited at IDEF 2021, has successfully completed the endurance and firing tests carried out in Turkey and Indonesia during the prototype period. With the joint production contract of KAPLAN MT, which was signed at the 2019 IDEF, the serial production process started at the FNSS facilities.
18 KAPLAN MT tanks will be produced under the contract; the first 10 vehicles will be produced in FNSS Facility in Turkey and the remaining 8 will be produced in Indonesia. The KAPLAN MT Project is Turkey’s first export contract in the Medium Weight Tank Class, as well as the first project that was initiated and concluded within the framework of the Defence Industry Cooperation Agreements signed between Indonesia and Turkey.
The production started after the final design for serial production was decided upon at the FNSS facilities, with the participation of PT Pindad engineers and end-users from the Indonesian Army. The delivery of the vehicles will be completed in 2021.
A GLOBALLY TRUSTED AND RESPECTED TURKISH DEFENCE COMPANY
FNSS is a globally recognized land systems company that specializes in designing and producing wheeled and tracked armoured combat vehicles as well as combat engineering vehicles, turrets and sustainability solutions. As the preferred solution provider of users in various countries, the Company has delivered thousands of armoured combat vehicles worldwide.
ADDING VALUE THROUGH INNOVATIVE SOLUTIONS
Thanks to its competent and dynamic workforce, FNSS offers innovative solutions throughout the entire product life cycle; from the design phase to the end of service life. Ever since the first roll-out in 1990, the Company has continuously improved its vehicle design and production capabilities in line with the requirements of its users. FNSS’ KAPLAN class tracked armoured product family and PARS wheeled armoured vehicles are poised to shape new generation combat vehicle trends well into the 21st century.
MEETING USER EXPECTATIONS
FNSS designs and develops customized solutions to meet the requirements of each user. The key to FNSS’ success in delivering tailored products within requested time frames lies in its flexible approach to project management. This is complemented by its ability to orchestrate an extensive supply chain and a wide range of global partnerships. FNSS has successfully engineered and supplied numerous products addressing unique requirements. These vehicles have been designed, manufactured and delivered to armies worldwide by FNSS’ user-centric business models and tailored solutions.
BUILDING THE FUTURE WITH CONFIDENCE
FNSS products have been challenged by countless user endurance tests in the toughest conditions, and have proven themselves in combat missions. FNSS views user satisfaction as a permanent concept and strives to ensure that its products serve beyond their life cycles by addressing any emerging needs throughout their use. FNSS also makes a difference by generating significant value for its international users through localization packages that include employing local labour, establishing domestic supply chains, and providing in-country training and technology transfer. Building upon its over 30 years of heritage in the defence industry, FNSS continues to add value to its users by creating innovative solutions.