MKEK's "Yavuz" Will Be At IDEF 2017

MKEK's "Yavuz" Will Be At IDEF 2017 1 May, 2017

Turkish Machinery and Chemical Industry Corporation (MKEK) will display its truck-mounted howitzer YAVUZ at 13th International Defence Industry Fair (IDEF'17). MKEK has conducted first live-firing tests with the prototype on 18 April at Konya-Karapınar. Being satisfied with the results, MKEK will exhibit the howitzer at the international fair. The company also plans a launching before the exhibition.

Mounted on a 5-crew 6x6 truck, Yavuz will be able to successfully hit targets up to 40 kilometers away. The system, which has 18 ammunition capacity, will be able to fire 4-6 times per minute. The howitzer has been fitted with a semi-automatic ammunition loading system that is electrically actuated and electronically controlled. With the weapon system, all kinds of 155mm ammunition that conforms to NATO standards can be launched. Fully loaded, the maximum speed of the truck is 90 km/h.

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