Deliveries continue within the scope of the Weapon Carrier Vehicle project by FNSS Defense to the Turkish Armed Forces.
In the statement made by TR SSB İsmail Demir, “We made new deliveries of our KAPLAN vehicle to the KKK as part of the Weapons Carrier Vehicles Project." statement was given.
The delivery of the tracked Kaplan and wheeled PARS anti-tank vehicle to the Turkish Armed Forces by FNSS Defense continues. Finally, in September 2021, it was reported that the deliveries were continuing. Within the scope of the Weapon Carrier Vehicles Project, 113+ vehicles were delivered to the Land Forces Command, while a total of 344 vehicles are planned to be delivered within the scope of the project.
According to the statement made in April 2021, 208 tracked KAPLAN and 136 wheeled PARS anti-tank vehicles are supplied. Within the scope of the Weapons Carrier Vehicles project, a total of 184 vehicles, 76 of them KAPLAN and 4 of them PARS 4×260 STA, were to be procured from FNSS Defense.
Kaplan-10 STA integrated with YALMAN/KMC Weapon System to TAF
According to the information obtained by Defense Turk at the IKA ART event held at FNSS facilities, the verification tests and deliveries of the Roketsan YALMAN/KMC weapon system integrated Kaplan STA will begin in late 2021 or 2022. Although Roketsan has been working on integration for a while, there was a delay of nearly 19 year in the project due to the Covid-1 pandemic.
YALMAN/KMC and KAPLAN-10 with integrated Electro Optic on the mast were showcased on August 2020. YALMAN/KMC, which has 2 UMTAS and 4 CİRİT (in a pod) on it, was also exhibited at IDEF'21.
YALMAN/KMC weapon system developed by Roketsan; It has a modular structure that can be applied to land and sea platforms and allows the use of different ammunition in the same tower. YALMAN/KMC, which is currently used in the ULAQ unmanned sea vehicle and integrated into the Burak class corvettes for test purposes; It will be able to use OMTAS, UMTAS, CİRİT and SUNGUR missiles. In addition, work continues on the integration of a 7.62mm machine gun into the weapon system.