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AK-47 Step of Turkish MKEK

AK-47 Step of Turkish MKEK 10 May, 2020

Supply and demand equilibrium in the defense sector changes day by day in line with the shifting of different requirements.

Changing requirements in the local market encourage the manufacturer to make new investments. In this framework, the Makina ve Kimya Endüstrisi Kurumu (MKEK / Machinery and Chemical Industry Instution) establish the new production line at the Gazi Cartridge Factory. According to the news of Anadolu Agency, the new line was created with domestic production machines within the framework of the new project of the instution. Minister of National Defence Hulusi Akar and Turkish Armed Forces (TSK) command staff attended the opening ceremony via video conference.

MKEK plans to increase its production capacity three times, will start producing 7,62x39 mm Kalashnikov rounds used in AK-47 rifles. In addition, besides the 7.62x51 mm NATO ammunition currently manufactured by the company, the number of production of 5.56x45 mm and 7.62x51 mm NATO blank cartridges will be increased. Thus, it is aimed to meet the increasing demand in the domestic and foreign markets with domestic opportunities.

AK-47 Step of Turkish MKEK

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