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Turkey exports weapon to USA

Turkey exports weapon to USA 18 June, 2018

US Army has bought weapon from Turkey. Zenith Firearms will submit 30 submachine guns to army until August 1st that will be acquired from Mechanical and Chemical Industry Company (Makina ve Kimya Endüstrisi Kurumu / MKEK). The Army service has not purchased a new submachine gun for more than seventy years and is reportedly considering them for units tasked with protecting senior Army leaders under the Sub Compact Weapon (SCW) program. The service posted a Request for Information (RFI) in May 2018 for a SCW that will fire 9x19-millimeter ammunition, fire full automatic, and have a Picatinny rail for attaching lights and optics. The RFI also mentions the capability to mount a suppressor. The Army has awarded contracts to ten companies to submit submachine guns for the service to evaluate. The ten companies awarded contracts are from the U.S. and Europe. Gunmakers Colt, CZ, Sig Sauer, Beretta are on the short list as well as Zenith Firearms. Zenith Firearms cooperates with MKEK on exporting weapons. Zenith firearms sold 70 million $ worth ammunition and weapon to US. MKEK is considered to have one of best MP-5 production lines in the World. Zenith Firearms modifies MP5s to meet US Army requirements.

Turkey exports weapon to USA

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