FNSS demos Pars III 8x8 engineering vehicle
FNSS has demonstrated the modularity and adaptability of the Pars III 8x8 for different missions.
The armoured engineering vehicle, developed for the Royal Army of Oman, is currently undergoing qualification tests expected to be complete within the first half of 2019. Following their completion, the vehicle will be delivered to Oman.
The vehicles are being developed under a contract for the design, development and production of 172 vehicles in 13 different configurations. Of the vehicles, 145 will be Pars III 8x8 vehicles in eight configurations; the remaining 27 will be the Pars III 6x6 in five configurations. Six will be Pars III 8x8 engineering vehicles.
The engineering vehicle is designed to clear surface laid mines and threats found within the path of the full width of the vehicle, from roads, tracks and rough terrain to produce a cleared route for the infantry and follow-on vehicles.
It can perform missions including removal of obstacles/barriers, clearing paths, maintenance of roads used in combat; clearing paths through minefields; construction of communication and defence posts, taking measures against surveillance, construction of mock-up facilities; and enemy deception to increase the survivability of units.
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