Monday, April 22, 2024

Turkey’s military interested in PARS 6×6 iZCi as a platform for new CBRN vehicle

Turkey’s military showed interest in PARS 6×6 iZCi as a platform for new chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear (CBRN) reconnaissance vehicle.

The new PARS 6×6 iZCi (Scout) vehicle was displayed at the IDEF 2017 for the first time. The PARS 6×6 Scout vehicle is 6.5m-long with a width of 3m and height under 2.5m. It has a 22-30hp/ton power-to-weight ratio using a diesel engine and automatic transmission that offers a maximum road speed of 100km/h and a range of 600km.

The PARS 6X6 SCOUT has a power-to-weight ratio of 25-30 Hp/ton, driven by a diesel engine. The PARS 6X6 SCOUT Powerpack consists of a diesel engine, coupled with a fully automatic transmission which generates a maximum road speed of up to 100 km/h and is capable of maneuvering on 60% vertical and 30% horizontal gradients, climbing 60 cm-high obstacles and crossing 120 cm-wide trenches. Thanks to the engine layout and favored balanced design, the vehicle’s axle loads are almost equal.


This design approach provides the vehicle with the ability to move comfortably even over loose and soft terrain, while also providing increased road-holding at high speeds and short braking distances. The vehicle has 6X6 and 6X4 driving characteristics, and all of its axles can be locked when necessary. The central tire inflation system allows the driver to adjust tire pressures to suit different terrains, and the independent height-adjustable hydro-pneumatic suspension system provides the best road holding for different road conditions.

PARS 6X6 SCOUT is fully amphibious. Two water jets mounted on either side of the hull allow for a speed of up to 8km/h in the water.

The two-man cab at the front of the vehicle is protected by transparent armor (ballistic glass), and provides a 230° horizontal field of vision, high driving safety, situational awareness and comfort.

The vehicle’s large transparent armor (ballistic glass), and its front and rear day and night cameras give the driver and commander a wide field of vision. Inside the vehicle, its door covers, personnel seats, weapon holders and interior lighting elements are designed to provide comfort to the vehicle personnel.

The PARS 6X6 SCOUT has a range of over 600 km, and its fuel tanks are incorporated with special protective measures against explosion and puncture. The vehicle is fitted with run-flat tires and has a self-recovery winch.

The PARS 6X6 SCOUT hull can be brought to the level of protection required by the user thanks to its modular designed armor system. The hull form, underbelly structure, base plates and specially developed mine-resistant seats are designed to protect personnel against high-level mine threats.

The modular connection of the vehicle subsystems to its mine-resistant hull ensures ease of maintenance and replacement, and it is this ease of maintenance, replacement of moving parts and power transmission systems in particular that makes it superior to its counterparts.

Max Road Speed 100 km/h
Swimming 8 km/h
Range 600 km
Angle of Approach 50o
Angle of Departure 42o
Gradient %60
Side Slope %30
Vertical Obstacle 60 cm
Trench 120 cm
Turning Radius < 8 m
Deep Wading 100 cm

According to a company spokesperson that one of the key difference between this vehicle and the earlier Pars 6×6 is that the two-man cab at the front of the vehicle is protected by ballistic glass and offers a wider 230° field of vision.

Furthermore, he added that it has a plain flat surface that allows for easy upgrades to the armour capability because the curves on the chassis in the similar CBRN vehicle mean that a higher level of armour cannot be added.

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Dylan Malyasov
Dylan Malyasov
Dylan Malyasov is the editor-in-chief of Defence Blog. He is a journalist, an accredited defense advisor, and a consultant. His background as a defense advisor and consultant adds a unique perspective to his journalistic endeavors, ensuring that his reporting is well-informed and authoritative. read more



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