Under the contract signed between FNSS and the Department of National Defense (DND),Philippines, which entered into force in November 2020, FNSS will provide a number ofAmphibious Armored Combat Earthmover (AACE) vehicles and their logistic support services.
It is planned that the vehicles will be delivered and the training and logistic support serviceswill be completed by the end of March 2023.
Within the modernization program of the Philippine Army, the main goal of this project is toincrease the combat engineering capabilities of the combat engineer battalion units and to carrythese capabilities to further stages with the ability of the amphibious vehicles. In this scope, thesubsystems and mission equipment used in the vehicle has been evaluated and determinedaccording to today’s technological developments in line with this program.
Vehicles will bemanufactured at FNSS facilities, will then be delivered to the user by FNSS in the PhilippinesArmy. The acceptance tests will take place both in Turkey and the Philippines and the trainingfor the vehicles will be held in Philippines under the integrated logistics support servicesactivities.
AACE, which is the first and only combat engineering dozer vehicle with amphibious capabilityin the world, has proven itself successfully in the inventory of Turkish Armed Forces and hasbeen exported abroad for the first time with this reference. FNSS is aiming to keep serving thePhilippine Army with this project. Also, AACE will be the second project, after the FNSS’One-Man Turret Project, under the Defense Industry Cooperation Agreement signed betweenTurkish and the Philippine governments.
Furthermore, FNSS will provide stabilized one-man turrets production, integration and logistics support services to the Philippine Army. It is planned that the turrets will be integrated to the vehicles in October 2021 and training and logistics support services will be completed by December 2021.
Within the modernization program of the Philippine Army, the main goal of this project is to upgrade the firepower of existing tracked armored vehicles. In this scope, one-man turrets, which were previously produced and put into service in other countries, will be produced with a state-of-art fire control capability and sight systems (day/night). The turrets will be manufactured at FNSS facilities, will then be integrated into tracked armored vehicles by FNSS in the Philippines and delivered to the user. The acceptance tests will take place both in Turkey and the Philippines and the training for the turrets will be held in Philippines under the integrated logistics support services activities.
One-man turrets of different caliber armaments were the choice of Philippine Army against products of the world’s renowned companies with the cost effectiveness and superior technical features.
This will be a project under the Defense Industry Cooperation Agreement signed between Turkey and the Philippines governments.
FNSS is a globally recognized land systems company that specializes in designing and producingwheeled and tracked armoured combat vehicles as well as combat engineering vehicles, turrets andsustainability solutions. As the solution provider of choice of users in various countries, FNSShas delivered so far more than 4,000 armoured combat vehicles worldwide.
FNSS offers innovative solutions during the entireproduct life cycle; from the design phase to the end of service life. Ever since the first roll-out in 1990,the Company has continuously improved its vehicle design and production capabilities in line with therequirements of its users. FNSS’s KAPLAN class tracked armoured product family and PARS wheeledarmoured vehicles are poised to shape combat vehicle trends well into the 21st century.
FNSS designs and develops customized solutions to meet the requirements of each user.The key to FNSS’ success in delivering tailored products within requested time frames lies in its flexibleapproach to project management. This is complemented by its ability to orchestrate an extensivesupply chain and a wide range of global partnerships.