The various tracked and wheeled platforms, produced by FNSS Savunma Sistemleri A.Ş. (FNSS Defense Systems Inc.), are manufactured entirely by using local engineering design and manpower in accordance with domestic and foreign user requirements. FNSS have the design and integration capability to offer solutions incorporating a wide range of different sub systems.
The CBRN Reconnaissance Vehicle, produced as a prototype by FNSS, was developed using the PARS 6×6 platform. The CBRN Reconnaissance Vehicle has the capability to detect and identify Chemical Warfare Agents (CWA) and Toxic Industrial Materials (TIM), including a Stand Off Detection capability, radiation detection, and the detection and identification of Biological Agents.
The CBRN collective protection system fitted to the PARS 6×6 provides a vehicle over pressure and also an assisted breathing face mask system. The collective protection system is designed in accordance with the NATO standard AEP – 54.
The vehicle is also fitted with a remote control stabilized weapon system on which a 40mm automatic grenade launcher, 12.7mm or 7.62mm machine gun can be fitted in accordance with user requirements.
The vehicle has been designed for a CBRN Reconnaissance team of 4 personnel comprising driver, team / vehicle commander and two CBRN operators. An additional crew seat has been included within the PARS 6×6 to further improve operational capability and crew flexibility, particularly when taking and handling Chemical and Biological samples for further analysis. The FNSS CBRN Reconnaissance Vehicle can also can be designed using the PARS 8X8 configuration which is capable of incorporating a larger CBRN team and more equipment if required.
Chemical Detection and Identification: The PARS 6×6 is fitted with 3x chemical detection units to monitor continuously for the presence of Chemical Warfare Agents and Toxic Industrial Materials both outside and inside the vehicle. There is also integrated an additional device which is used for further identification of solid or liquid samples within the vehicle glove box. This unit can also be removed from the vehicle for dismounted operations if required.
The vehicle is fitted with a Stand Off Detection capability, the device fitted uses laser technology and can detect up to a distance of 5km.
A gas chromatograph and mass spectrometer (GC/MS) device for further detailed chemical analysis of a range of samples is also integrated into the PARS 6×6. This unit is also available for dismounted operations if required.
Biological Detection and Identification: The PARS 6×6 CBRN Reconnaissance Vehicle is capable of continuous Biological Agent Detection. If a potential biological agent is detected, a secondary sample is taken for further analysis and the sample capture and analysis is carried out within the fully integrated glove box designed to provide operator safety. Due to the integrated design of the glove box, a variety of ground samples can also enter the glove box via the sample handling device for further analysis and identification.
Radiological and Nuclear Detection: Gamma radiation detectors are fitted to the outside of the vehicle in order to alert the crew to the direction and level of any radiation hazard. The PARS 6×6 is also fitted with an internal radiation detection device and individual crew dosimeters for personnel protection and dose rate monitoring.
Manual Sampling and Contaminated Area Marking: The PARS 6×6 incorporates the Double Wheel Sampling System which provides a continuous detection capability whilst on the move and for further sample analysis. Ground samples can be obtained by the operator safely from within the vehicle and can be stored outside the vehicle prior to onward transportation and further laboratory analysis.
The integrated area marking system of the PARS 6×6 CBRN Reconnaissance Vehicle allows the operator to mark any contaminated area identified without having to leave the vehicle. The NATO standard ground marking flags are placed from within the vehicle using the interlocking delivery system which maintains vehicle over pressure and crew safety at all times.
The Central Processing Unit and CBRN Software: The CBRN detection devices integrated into the PARS 6×6 are linked to the Warning and Reporting CBRN software in order to provide the crew with timely alarms and information of any potential CBRN threat. The CBRN information gathered, when incorporated with the data received from the integrated meteorological device and GPS, can be transmitted using the on board communication system, in accordance with ATP 45 format.
FNSS will display this vehicle variant in IDEX 2015 at FNSS Stand 10-A05.