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Domestic 25 mm Gun Step

Domestic 25 mm Gun Step 17 August, 2020

25 mm cannons, which constitute the main firepower of many armoured combat vehicles, will now be produced domestically.

The action was taken to locally manufacture the weapons used in armoured combat vehicles in the Turkish Army inventory. The Presidency of Defence Industries (SSB / Savunma Sanayii Başkanlığı) made a statement from official social media account with "For the development of 25 mm cannon, contract negotiations have been initiated with TR Mechatronics Systems company established in partnership with TUSAŞ-Sarsılmaz. With this project, it is aimed to develop the 25 mm cannon locally." description. With the signing of the final contract, foreign dependency in an important import item for both the Turkish Armed Forces and the Turkish Defence Industry will be eliminated.

Cannons that use 25x137 mm NATO standard ammunition are among the products preferred by the armed forces of many countries. The systems used as the main weapon in armoured combat vehicles are also preferred for weapon cupolas or RCWS (Remote Controlled Weapon System) on the small boats or the CIWS (Close-in Weapon System) of ships. These systems can shoot ammunition to a distance of about 7 thousand metres. Systems capable of firing effectively at an average range of 3 thousand meters can have single or dual feed features and can use ammunition such as armour-piercing, training, incendiary or high-explosive depending on requirement.

Domestic 25 mm Gun Step

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