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  • Russia Plans to Unveil the New TOS-2 Heavy Flamethrower System Next Year
    Russia Plans to Unveil the New TOS-2 Heavy Flamethrower System Next Year November 14 2019
    The Russian Defence Ministry plans to show the new TOS-2 heavy flamethrower system at the parade in honour of the 75th anniversary of the Victory and send it to the troops. The head of the chemical, biological and radiation protection forces of the Russian Armed Forces, Lieutenant General Igor Kirillov, said that the TOS-2 heavy flamethrower system should enter the military units in May 2020. “By the celebration of the 75th anniversary of the Victory in the Great Pat...
  • International Radar and Border Security Summit Held for the Second Time
    International Radar and Border Security Summit Held for the Second Time October 2 2019
    International Radar and Border Security Summit Held for the Second Time Organized by the Independent Industrialists' and Businessmen's Association (MÜSİAD) for the second time, Military Radar + Border Security Turkey Summit started today with the participation of Interior Minister Süleyman Soylu, National Defence Minister Hulusi Akar and a number of state officials. Interior Minister Soylu, drew attention to Turkey's security measures need to reduce dependence ...
  • General Manager Appointed to MKEK
    General Manager Appointed to MKEK September 22 2019
    According to the decree published in the Official Gazette today, Yasin Akdere was appointed as the General Manager and Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Mechanical and Chemical Industry Institution (MKEK). Deputy General Manager Mehmet Ünal was in charge as acting General Manager since 2018. Akdere was in Bosch Turkey director of government and external relations in charge of the Middle East and Turkey between 2015 -2018 Akdere, finally was German -Turkish Com...
  • Deadly Gases to be Used in Drill September 18 2019
    In a first, Finland’s chemical warfare drills to have real lethal gases. Previously, the Finnish Defence Forces only used simulants instead of authentic chemical agents that fall under the UN Chemical Weapons Convention. Chemical warfare drills in Finland will, for the first time include genuine, lethal chemicals including mustard gas and Sarin, that have the ability to kill human beings even in low concentrations. The Pori Brigade unit of the Finnish Army will take part in the defence ...
  • MKEK'S 12.7 Gatling at Test Fires
    MKEK'S 12.7 Gatling at Test Fires September 10 2019
    Industry of Mechanical and Chemical Institution’s (MKEK)  Gatling type machine gun which can fire 12.7x99 mm BMG cartridge is at test shots. In the first test, Gatling was targeted to fire 200 rounds in 12 seconds. The test is completed successfully. The system to shoot a thousand to a thousand 200 rounds in 1 minute to pass firing tests. The official name project is Development of Rotary Barrel Weapon System (Döner Namlulu Silah Sistemi Geliştirme/DNSSG). The Projec...
  • New Combat Outfit for Soldiers
    New Combat Outfit for Soldiers August 16 2019
    Russian soldiers will be protected with new combat outfit. About 2,000 servicemen of the Central Military District deployed in the Samara and Orenburg regions have received a new Ratnik combat gear. The Ratnik is part of a project designed to improve the capability of each individual soldier on the battlefield.   The Ratnik gear is a system of modern protective and communication devices, weapons and ammunition. It consists of a helmet, a body armour; a one-piece cover...
  • CBRN Drill in Russia August 11 2019
    Russia's Eastern Military District (VVO) is participating in full-scale CBRN drills. About 2,000 experts and more than 500 units of military hardware have advanced to the concentration areas. The drills will take place at Tsugol range in the Trans-Baikal Territory; Turgenevskiy range in the Primorye Territory and Uspenskiy range in the Sakhalin region, VVO said.   During the drills, the servicemen will cover the troops from chemical and biological attacks of the c...
  • F-35 to Get Dehumidification
    F-35 to Get Dehumidification May 9 2019
    Australian defence officials have been urged to consider round-the-clock dehumidification systems at an Air Force base near Newcastle to curb the corrosion risk for its fleet of F-35 Joint Strike Fighter jets. Australia based abc.net.au reported that F-35 has to get dehumidification around the clock. Concerns over the risk of metal stress and cracking were raised in 2017, the year before the next-generation fighters were due to come to Australia. Auditing and consulting fi...
  • Yavuz Gets Lighter
    Yavuz Gets Lighter April 30 2019
    Yavuz truck-mounted howitzer, which was developed by Mechanical and Chemical Industry Company with its own sources, got lighter. The cabin height of the platform, which was displayed during IDEF'19 in Istanbul, was reduced in line with user demands. In addition, the weight of the vehicle was reduced thanks to modifications without compromising armour and CBRN protection. It was also fitted with a semi-automatic loader once again in line with user demands. In this way, the vehicl...
  • 120mm Mortar Surprise from MKEK
    120mm Mortar Surprise from MKEK April 30 2019
    Mechanical and Chemical Industry Company (Makina ve Kimya Kurumu Endüstrisi Kurumu/MKEK) will introduce the 120 mm Automatic Mortar System Development Project to the public at IDEF. MKEK has kicked off the project in order to design, manufacture, test and qualify the product. MKEK worked on five alternatives designs within the framework of the project and a solution was reached by analysing technological feasibility, production feasibility, availability, modularity, ease of use...
  • 12.7 mm Gatling from MKEK
    12.7 mm Gatling from MKEK April 30 2019
    Mechanical and Chemical Industry Company (Makina ve Kimya Kurumu Endüstrisi Kurumu/MKEK) is developing a 12.7x99 mm Gatling. As part of the project officially titled “Development of Rotating-barrel Weapon System”, the aim is to design indigenous three-barrel guns capable of firing 12.7x99 mm NATO cartridge. A weapon with a high rounds per minute rate will be produced for the Turkish Armed Forces (TSK) as a result of the project launched with MKE’s own funds. The weapon ...
  • MKEK’s 105mm Boran Howitzer First Time on Air Transportation
    MKEK’s 105mm Boran Howitzer First Time on Air Transportation September 21 2018
    The Turkish Company, the Mechanical and Chemical Industry Corporation’s (Makina Ve Kimya Endüstrisi Kurumu/ MKEK) 105mm air transportable light towed howitzer Boran is transported for first time. The new 105mm MKEK towed howitzer can provides direct and indirect fire support to the forces deployed in combined arms operations. Turkish Land Forces plans to acquire 106 Boran howitzers. The MKEK 105mm towed howitzer can fire all type of ammunition uses by NATO countries. The ...
  • Korea Exhibits CBRN Recon Vehicle II
    Korea Exhibits CBRN Recon Vehicle II September 13 2018
    The Republic of Korea introduced its new vehicle. At the DK Korea 2018, the CBRN reconnaissanse vehicle was introduced. The platform, which entered service in 2017, can identify nuclear and chemical agents. If chemical or nuclear agents identified, the vehicle can alert the friendly troops in the region . The vehicle, called CBRN Recon Vehicle, was built at Hanwha Land Systems facilities. The system developed on the K200A1 infantry fighting vehicle and ...
  • National Sniper from MKEK: KNT-76
    National Sniper from MKEK: KNT-76 September 12 2018
    Mechanical and Chemical Industry Institution (MKEK) developed the Sniper Rifle KNT-76 from the National Infantry Rifle MPT-76 and rifle is under serial production. KNT-76 is produced in Kırıkkale Arms Factory like MPT-76. The rifle with the same " Gas Operated Rotary Bolt Action” mechanism can fire semi-automatically. The MPT-76 could fire fully automatic and semi-automatic. Tigger sensitivity in the KNT was reduced by five Newtons. This allows the trigger to move with less pressur...
  • CBRN Step
    CBRN Step June 27 2018
    Turkish Ministry of National Defence established a CBRN Defence Group. Yunus Emre Karaosmanoğlu, Deputy Undersecretary of the Ministry of National Defence, announced  the CBRN Defence Department was established within the Ministry of National Defence during 9th Defence Technologies Congress held in Middle East Technical University in Ankara and some explanations were made. In the speech, the CBRN Defense Group made a study in Turkey conducted withi...
  • Turkey exports weapon to USA
    Turkey exports weapon to USA June 18 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...
  • Resignation in MKEK
    Resignation in MKEK May 22 2018
    The General Manager of the Mechanical and Chemical Industry Corporation (MKEK) of Turkey, Ahmet Taşkın, has resigned. Taşkın was assigned to this post in October 2016.
  • Jaguar 6x6 Unveiled
    Jaguar 6x6 Unveiled May 18 2018
    A prototype of France's Jaguar 6x6 armoured fighting vehicle (AFV) was unveiled at the Nexter facilities on 16 May. The vehicle was developed jointly by Nexter, Renault Trucks, and Thales under  France's Scorpion multi-role armoured vehicle programme. A total of 248 Jaguars are planned for acquisition by the French Defense Procurement Agency (DGA).  Jaguar features a gross weight of 25t and can carry a crew of up to three members. The vehic...
  • Defence Day in YTU
    Defence Day in YTU May 3 2018
    The Defence Industry Days, held at Yıldız Technical University, started on May 2. Turkey's Mechanical and Chemical Industry Corps' (MKEK) MPT-55 and MPT-76 rifles exhibited on the first day of the event in the context of the Land Systems Panel with the participation of MKEK, BMC and ASELSAN. On the second day of the event, HB Strategy co-founder Haluk Bulucu and ASELSAN gave presentations. Today's panels are as follows; UAV Technologies, National Combat Aircraft, In...
  • Netherlands Wants New CBRN Vehicles
    Netherlands Wants New CBRN Vehicles May 3 2018
    The Netherlands is to replace its 12 Fuchs armoured vehicles for chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear (CBRN) reconnaissance will reach the end of their lifespan in a few years. Netherlands Ministry of Defence announced on 1 May that they will look for the possibility of international cooperation before purchasing. The country is already working with Germany, Canada, Norway, the United States, the United Kingdom and Sweden in terms of CBRN research and oper...
  • Effectiveness of MPT-55 Increasing
    Effectiveness of MPT-55 Increasing April 25 2018
    The Machinery and Chemical Institution Institute (MKEK) develops 5,56 milimeters ammunition for the National Infantry Rifle (Milli Piyade Tüfeği) MPT-55. In accordance with the information obtained from C4Defence, polimer tip is added to bullet with the demand from the Turkish Land Forces Command. The results of the test with new bullets were presented to the Turkish Land Forces Command. The MPT-55, which was lighter than the MPT-76 with 5.56-caliber ammunition, prefe...
  • Six KORKUTs for Turkish Armed Forces
    Six KORKUTs for Turkish Armed Forces April 24 2018
    The General Manager of Turkey's Mechanical and Chemical Industry Company (MKEK), Ahmet Taşkın, announced six KORKUT low altitude air defence systems will be delivered to Turkish Armed Forces. Taşkın, who participated the 29th ordinary meeting of the general assembly of Defence and Aerospace Industry Manufacturers Association, discussed MKEK's continuing work. He said that even though other companies are in the forefront, MKEK was manufacturing the barrel system of KORKU...
  • Senator APC In Serial Production
    Senator APC In Serial Production April 20 2018
    Canada’s Roshel Defence Solutions has started serial production of its recently developed and tested multi-purpose Armoured Personnel Carrier (APC), Senator. According to the company, Roshel Senator features a high level of maneuverability as well as advanced off-road capabilities, making it efficient in accomplishing its missions in urban and cross-country terrain. The vehicle can be reconfigured depending on necessity to conduct Medical Evacuation, Anti-riot, Command & Control Cen...
  • Weapon of the Future: LASER
    Weapon of the Future: LASER April 7 2018
    During the Siege of Syracuse (215 BC), Archimedes used the weapons of mirror and the sun to arrive at the equation “light=energy=weapon”. The legacy of this concept endures even today. This candidate weapon intended for land, naval and air platforms, is multi-dimensional. On this issue, we offer an overview of activities conducted on laser weapons for land platforms. Forthcoming issues will cover activities related with naval and air platforms.   What is LASER?...
  • Defence Export Awards Find Its Owners
    Defence Export Awards Find Its Owners April 3 2018
    The Defence and Aerospace Industry Exporters' Association (SSI) 2017 Successful Exporters Award Ceremony and the Ordinary General Assembly Meeting were held in Ankara today. SSI Chairman Latif Aral Aliş made the opening speech of the ceremony attended by the Deputy Undersecretary for Defence Industries Serdar Demirel, Head of Industrialization Department Bilal Aktas, Head of Export Development Group Asuman Vangölü, and SSI member firms.&nb...
  • MKEK Ready to Complete MPT-76 Delivery
    MKEK Ready to Complete MPT-76 Delivery March 30 2018
    It was learned that 13 thousand 500 7,62 mm National Infantry Rifles (MPT-76) produced by Mechanical and Chemical Industry Company (MKEK) were delivered to Turkish Armed Forces. According to the information provided by C4Defence, MKEK's contract covers production of 20 thousand rifles and the company plans to deliver remaining 6,500 rifles by May at the latest depending on the service’s demand. Thus, MKEK will complete its delivery program before reaching the second half of 2018.
  • The US' New Smoke Grenade Will Obscure IR Detection
    The US' New Smoke Grenade Will Obscure IR Detection March 20 2018
    The US Army is working on developing a new kind of smoke that obscures both visible and IR detection. In parallel of the advancement of sensors beyond the visible region, the new smoke grenades will provide invisibility to the soldiers in both visual and IR spectrums and will contain fewer amounts of toxic material compared to conventional smoke grenades. Zach Zander, a researcher at the US Army's Edgewood Chemical Biological Center said the traditional army smoke gren...
  • New Step In Thermobaric Munition
    New Step In Thermobaric Munition January 31 2018
    TÜBİTAK SAGE's thermobaric munition production phase, which was unveiled in IDEF'17, is being carried a step further. When the work is completed, the Machinery and Chemical Industry Corporation (MKEK) will begin production of thermobaric explosive mass production. At the R&D projects signing ceremony of the Undersecretariat for Defence Industries (SSM) on 26 January, a new phase was reached in the Thermobaric Explosive Development (TENDÜREK) Project for Warheads.
  • Sarsılmaz's MPT-76 is Ready
    Sarsılmaz's MPT-76 is Ready January 10 2018
    First prototype of Sarsılmaz’s MPT-76’s which is Turkey's National Rifle first prototype is appeared. With the appointment of the Defense Industry Executive Board, Sarsılmaz was working rifle production Sarsılmaz undertook the production of 10 thousand rifles. It was learned that Sarsılmaz produced a prototype and continued to work. The prototype of the rifle was the first to appear in the Sarsılmaz calendar, which was distributed for 2018. Machinery and Chemical Industry Agen...
  • Ukraine's New Tactical Missile System Unveiled
    Ukraine's New Tactical Missile System Unveiled January 3 2018
    Photographs of Ukraine's new Grom-2 (Thunder-2) tactical missile system has been released by local media, suggesting the development of the system is about to be completed.  The Grom-2 tactical ballistic missile, for which Ukraine’s defence companies received $40 million from Saudi Arabia to develop, has a range of 350km. The new system developed by Yuzhnoye Design Bureau in partnership with  Pavlograd Chemical Plant a...
  • MKEK Kept Its Promise
    MKEK Kept Its Promise December 6 2017
    Turkish Machinery and Chemical Industry Corporation (MKEK) will deliver 13 thousand 7.62x51mm MPT-76 National Infantry Rifles until the end of April 2018. MKEK, which has produced 7,000 MPT-76 to date, has delivered 6,500 of them to Turkish Armed Forces; whereas 500 rifles were delivered to relevant institutions to meet various needs. When the delivery of 13 thousand rifles planned to be completed by April is realized, the order of 20 thousand MPT-76 will be completed...
  • 5K MPT-76 In Inventory
    5K MPT-76 In Inventory November 30 2017
    A new batch of the 7.62x51mm MPT-76 National Infantry Rifle, produced by the Mechanical and Chemical Industry Corporation (MKEK), was delivered to the Turkish Land Forces Command. According to the information obtained by C4Defence, with this last delivery, the number of MPT-76 in the inventory reached 5 thousand. On the other hand, the process of serial production of the 5.56x45 mm MPT-55, which will be supplied to the close protection officers of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, wil...
  • MKEK Calls For Cooperation
    MKEK Calls For Cooperation November 30 2017
    The Mechanical and Chemical Industry Corporation (MKEK) meets subcontractor candidates to establish new collaborations. MKEK met with members of Defence Industry Cluster OSSA under the roof of OSTİM, Ankara today. OSTİM Chairman Orhan Aydın and MKEK General Manager Ahmet Taşkın made the opening speech at the beginning of the talks. Aydin noted that there were many qualified firms in OSSA within OSTİM and that they also export abroad and that it was very important to get together with MKE...
  • Hybrid Solution in Engine and MKEK
    Hybrid Solution in Engine and MKEK November 8 2017
    Ahmet Taşkın, General Manager of Machinery and Chemical Industries Association (MKEK), started to work on establishing a hybrid structure for the company and its products. MKEK is conducting an R&D study for a diesel-electric hybrid engine solution that can meet the power requirements of armoured vehicle families, particularly the Fırtına Howitzer. The institution established cooperation with Tübitak within the scope of the project. MKEK expects the new engine technology to incr...
  • Hybrid Era for MKEK
    Hybrid Era for MKEK November 7 2017
    Serving the Turkish defence industry since the Ottoman times and having accomplished many tasks up to the present, MKEK (Machinery and Chemical Industry Institution) proceeds silently yet modestly and decisively as a state economic enterprise. The Institution is in the process of shedding its skin with respect to its structure and areas of concentration.    Until very recently, MKEK has represented an institution, which only deals with arms and various ammunition sales. La...
  • Crispy Like Fresh-Baked
    Crispy Like Fresh-Baked August 29 2017
    Perhaps you may have noticed; most bread sold in plastic bags retain their freshness for more than a week, while the bagel you just bought in the morning simply becomes hard to bite at the end of the day. Since their basic ingredient is the flour, there must be a reason for this difference.  Of course, if we also keep the bagel in the bag, it will remain fresh for some time more. However, nobody with a decent taste would ever like to eat that bagel a week later. Yet the bread, ...
  • Game Changing Polymer by NRL
    Game Changing Polymer by NRL August 18 2017
    The US Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) has developed a new class of polymer which will enable the composite materials to withstand very high temperatures and self-extinguish, maintaining structural integrity in a fire. A research chemist at NRL told Jane's that the new polymer is a second generation phthalonitriles which are also resistant to chemicals, helping avoid damages by the oils and gasses present in an engine room. Another benefit of the ma...
  • Second Batch of MPT-76 Delivered
    Second Batch of MPT-76 Delivered July 5 2017
    Turkish Ministry of National defence announced today on its official twitter account that 2 thousand MPT-76 rifle have been delivered to Turkish Armed Forces (TSK). The first batch of 500 rifles were handed over to TSK in January this year during a ceremony held at the manufacturer Turkish Machinery and Chemical Industry Corporation's (MKEK's) facility.  Thus, a total of 2 thousand 500 rifles are delivered to Turkish forces in the past six months. 
  • MKEK's "Yavuz" Will Be At IDEF 2017
    MKEK's "Yavuz" Will Be At IDEF 2017 May 1 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 succes...
  • Mobile Scrubber System For Chemical Warfare Agents
    Mobile Scrubber System For Chemical Warfare Agents April 20 2017
    The Texas-based Southwest Research Institute has announced a mobile treatment system that destroys chemical warfare agents without producing hazardous waste. The system comes in two different configurations, one wet and one dry. The dry pollution control process, suited for arid or remote regions, uses a Dedicated EGR engine thermal destruction device developed by Southwest Research Institute while the wet pollution system has a stand-alone plasma torch treatment...