The Pars (Turkish for Anatolian Leopard) is an amphibious armoured personnel carrier family with 6×6, and 8×8 versions, produced by FNSS Defence Systems of Turkey. Pars 6x6 is being proposed to the Turkish Army and in 2006 the 8x8 vehicle was tested by the Malaysian Army against the Swiss Piranha IIIC and the Finnish Patria AMV, in 2010 FNSS Savunma Sistemleri Inc. has signed a letter of intent for Malaysia's 8x8 Armored Vehicles Program for 257 8x8 Pars vehicles to be manufactured locally in Malaysia. The Pars 8x8 was also tested in United Arab Emirates' desert trials in 2008 and completed 11,000 km desert and road trials successfully. Pars 8x8 also participated in the desert trials of UAE again in 2010.
Malaysian Army - The government has signed a letter of intent for the purchase of 257 vehicles worth an estimated $559 million. The turret will be produced by Denel of South Africa. A prototype will be delivered by 2011 for final approval, and the order is expected to be filled between 2012 and 2015. Will be locally produced by the local company DRB-HICOM Defence Technologies Sdn Bhd (Deftech) and to be named Deftech AV8.