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  • MKEK's 12.7 mm Gatling Gun Terminated the Tests
    MKEK's 12.7 mm Gatling Gun Terminated the Tests March 9 2020
    The 12.7 mm 3 barrel Gatling gun, which the Machinery and Chemical Industry Corporation (Makina ve Kimya Endüstrisi Kurumu/MKEK) shared with the public at IDEF 19, passed all acceptance tests. The official name of Project is "Developing a Rotary Barrel Weapon System" (DNSSG), which aimed to design a weapon with three barrels capable of firing 12.7x99 mm NATO Cartridges. The Turkish Armed Forces (TSK) targeted about 1 200 bullets to be fired in a minute. &nbs...
  • M4K Recovery Vehicle Passed Tests
    M4K Recovery Vehicle Passed Tests January 24 2020
    M4K (Partially Mine Protected Recovery Vehicle), which will perform a recovery mission for wheeled vehicles, has completed its qualification tests. The Presidency of Defence Industries made an announcement in its official accounts, "The qualification tests of thePartially Mine Protected Recovery Vehicle, which produced by MPG indigenously, has been completed qualification tests succesfully." A total of 29 M4K will put into Turkish armed forces inventory....
  • Eagles got the Situation Under Control in Anatolia August 9 2019
    The Turkish Air Force, which suffered the most losses during the July 15 process and therefore underwent a rapid recovery with the support of its former members, continues to establish its deterrence by increasing the level of preparation for the war. One of the most important trainings for this purpose, the Anatolian Eagle Exercise, was carried out successfully between 17-28 June 2019 in its usual home in Konya. The Anatolian Eagle Exercise performed at Konya 3rd Main Jet Base...
  • Anatolian Eagle on Konya
    Anatolian Eagle on Konya June 26 2019
    The Anatolian Eagle Drill, which is performed regularly every year, is also held in Konya this year. The activity, which started on June 17th, proceeds in a scenario. In the ongoing exercise within the scope of the scenario; strategic mission trainings are carried out between the Red Countries, which consist entirely of Turkish aircraft and the Blue Countries, which consist of Turkish and foreign countries' aircraft.  More than 600 Turkish and over 450 foreign per...
  • ASELSAN to Produce RCWS in Konya
    ASELSAN to Produce RCWS in Konya June 27 2018
    C4Defence reached the details of factory to be established in Konya in the partnership of ASELSAN and Konya Defence Industry Corporation. ASELSAN will establish "ASELSAN Weapon Systems Facility" in the region. ASELSAN's Remote Controlledd Weapon Systems (RCWS) will be produced, with a capital of approximately TL 300 million, a machine and equipment of TL 60 million, and a construction investment of TL 85 million. The names of ASELSAN's systems produced by UKSS are as fo...
  • Huğlu Expands into New Markets
    Huğlu Expands into New Markets June 13 2018
    Huğlu, one of Turkey's smoothbore shotgun manufacturers, introduced the 2018 Eurostary Ovis rifle, which is the product of Konya-based company’s rifle studies following smoothbore shotgun products. It can fire 7.62x51mm (.308 Winchester) ammunition. With a capacity of 3 + 1 cartridge, the gun has bolt action mechanism and a trigger pull force that can be adjusted from 600 to 2000 grams and weighs 7.5 kilograms. The company is also working on transferring the experienc...
  • T129 Atak Made an Emergency Landing
    T129 Atak Made an Emergency Landing June 8 2018
    T129 Atak helicopter made an emergency landing. T129 helicopter departed from the 3rd Main Jet Base Command, based in Konya, experienced a technical failure while on Aksaray. Following the technical failure, pilots had to make an emergency landing at the Çetehasan Plateau in the Eskil district of Aksaray. According to the information obtained by C4Defence, there is no serious problem on the helicopter. Among the information that the technical crew assigned to the relevant uni...
  • Ejder Became a Tank-hunter
    Ejder Became a Tank-hunter March 16 2018
    Nurol Makina's 4x4 armored vehicle Ejder Yalçın became a tank hunter.On the vehicle Nurol Makina exported to Qatar, an anti-tank missile system developed by ASELSAN is featured. The company exhibited this vehicle with test images at DIMDEX'18 fair held in Qatar. Thanks to its modular structure, the system can use anti-tank guided missiles, such as Kornet, SKIF Hellfire, Javelin, Shershen and OMTAS. Depending on the navigation system of the chosen missile, th...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • L-UMTAS Launch by Hürkuş
    L-UMTAS Launch by Hürkuş April 8 2017
    Turkish Aerospace Industry's Hürkuş aircraft launched the laser-guided anti-tank missile UMTAS yesterday in Konya. The Ministry of National Defence and TAI released two of the most critical images of the moment from their official twitter account.
  • Strike Capability to Hürkuş
    Strike Capability to Hürkuş April 7 2017
    Turkish Aerospace Industries' (TAI's) 'Hürkuş' gained strike capability. Hürkuş launched the laser-guided anti-tank missile L-UMTAS at the Ministry of National Defence Shooting Test and Evaluation Group Command in Konya-Karapınar. The Minister of National Defence Fikri Işık, Turkish Land Forces Commander Gen. Salih Zeki Colak, Undersecretary of Defence Industry Prof. Dr. Ismail Demir and some foreign attaches along with senior military and civilli...
  • Ukraine and Pakistan Agrees on MBT Engine
    Ukraine and Pakistan Agrees on MBT Engine February 26 2017
    Pakistan and Ukraine signed a memorandum-of-understanding (MoU) to co-produce diesel engine and engine components for Pakistan’s main battle tank al-Khalid (MBT) programs. Pakistan’s Minister of Defence Production (MoDP) Rana Tanveer Hussain and the General Director of the Ukrainian Defence Industry branch in Ukroboronprom Roman Romanov signed the MoU. Upon signing the MoU, Mr. Hussain reportedly stated that Pakistan “will import technology to produce eng...
  • Turkish and US Air forces conducted joint air drill April 25 2016
    Turkish and US Air forces have conducted joint air drill at third jet Air Base at Konya. The drill is called Anatolian Eagle 2016 and took place between April 11th – 22nd. According to information declared at Turkish Air Forces’ internet page, pilots were trained for joint air battle with different type of aircrafts at the first week. Second week was for drills like close air support, responding air campaign, dynamic targeting.  US F-15C and Turkish F-16-C/D fighters and Early Warnin...
  • From Inception to Independence: Turkish Air Force in Homeland Defence February 23 2016
    We had concluded our previous article with the sentence “During the War of Independence, aviation would rise from its ashes in Konya, thanks to some broken aircrafts taken away mostly from Germans.” Certainly, the actual birth place of modern Turkish Air Forces as well as Turkish civil aviation founded by efforts of veteran pilots, is Konya. 
  • FNSS Press release August 13 2015
    FNSS’ BRAND NEW SABER-25 FIRING QUALIFICATION TESTS FNSS’ Brand New SABER 25mm One Man Turret successfuly completes firing qualification tests on FNSS PARS 8×8 Infantry Fighting Vehicle. SABER is a new generation one – man turret that can be deployed on wheeled and tracked armored vehicles and designed by taking the modern combat conditions and customer demands into consideration. The firepower of the turret consists of a 25mm automatic cannon and 7.62mm machine gun.