FNSS Savunma Sistemleri A.Ş. (FNSS), a joint venture company owned 51 percent by Nurol Holding Inc. and 49 percent by BAE Systems Inc., is a leading manufacturer and supplier of tracked and wheeled armoured vehicles.
The company was established in 1988 to manufacture 1698 each Armored Combat Vehicles (ACV’s) for Turkish Armed Forces under a direct commercial contract (1st package ACV-15) with the Undersecretariat of Defense Industries (SSM). FNSS started production in August 1991 at facilities situated on a total area of 280.000 square meters. The 1st package of Armored Combat Vehicles (ACV-15) contract was successfully completed in 2000. The 2nd package of Armored Combat Vehicles contract was signed in 2000 and completed in a four year period.
FNSS has a full family of Tracked Armored Combat Vehicles (ACV-15), designed with the necessary mounting provisions to transform the vehicle into various configurations based on user requirements. The Advanced Armored Personnel Carrier (AAPC) configuration forms the base vehicle for all other variants of this family of vehicles. FNSS has developed the ACV-19 family of vehicles which provides higher internal usable volume and payload. ACV-19 offers the latest developments in high value vehicle performance while maintaining commonality with the ACV-15 family of vehicles.