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  • There is No Safe to Enemy with Domestic Penetrator Bomb
    There is No Safe to Enemy with Domestic Penetrator Bomb 10 June 2020
    Bunker buster ammunition is the number one weapon for heavily fortified enemy positions and destruction of underground military facilities. Deliveries of the Penetrator Bomb, which developed within the scope of the requirements of the Turkish Armed Forces, continue. Presidency of Defence Industry shared information about deliveries with "Penetrator Bomb #NEB deliveries continue. High penetration efficiency at low impact rates and angles. Programmable firing times...
  • Domestic Excalibur on the Way
    Domestic Excalibur on the Way 15 May 2020
    Gürcan Okumuş, who is the TÜBİTAK SAGE (Savunma Sanayii Araştırma ve Geliştirme Enstitüsü / Defence Industries Research and Development Instute) Institute Director, was a guest on live stream at C4Defence's Instagram account. Okumuş made important statements about domestic Excalibur artillery round studies. With the developments in the field of pyrotechnic materials, the range of artillery rounds was significantly extended. As the range increased, the accurac...
  • 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 ...
  • New Appointment to MKEK Board of Directors
    New Appointment to MKEK Board of Directors 5 May 2020
    General Ergin Dinç has been appointed to the Board of Directors of the Mechanical and Chemical Industry Company (MKEK) with the signature of President Erdoğan. According to the decision in the Official Gazette dated May 5, 2020, and numbered 31118, Dinç became the new Member of the Board of MKEK with the signature of President Erdoğan. In the published decision, "Ergin DİNÇ has been appointed to the Board Membership, which is open at the General D...
  • MKEK's 12.7 mm Gatling Gun Terminated the Tests
    MKEK's 12.7 mm Gatling Gun Terminated the Tests 9 March 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...
  • Domestic Weapons of Turkey at Operation Spring Shield: Part-1 Small Arms
    Domestic Weapons of Turkey at Operation Spring Shield: Part-1 Small Arms 5 March 2020
    The use of domestic weapons in Operation Spring Shield is a success story for the Turkish defence industry. However, this situation has a different meaning. Turkish Armed Forces (Türk Silahlı Kuvvetleri / TSK) used foreign weapons for many years in the Internal Security Operation. Turkey, which provided feedback about materials to manufacturers and has played an important role in the product development process with continuous feedback. For this reason, the fact that ...
  • Current Situation Analysis from SSB
    Current Situation Analysis from SSB 30 November 2019
    The report titled International Cooperation and Export in Defence and Aviation Industry dated October 2019 was shared at the Conference held in Antalya. The study aims to create a sectoral situation analysis in order to prepare the ground for strategy development in line with the 2023 export targets. The study was created with the information provided by 27 companies that realized 95 per cent of the sector's exports according to the data of the Defence and Aerospace In...
  • Turkish 65 Million $ Export to USA
    Turkish 65 Million $ Export to USA 8 October 2019
    Zenith Quest Corporation (ZQC), the official representative of MKEK in the U.S., ZNT Global, a Turkish company, and US-based Will-Burt Company, manufacturer of mobile telescopic masts and tower solutions, have signed a purchasing agreement for tethered drone systems.   Under this agreement, the tethered drone solution which has been developed in Turkey by Robonik Mekatronik Ltd. Şti., a subsidiary of ZQC/ZNT Global, will be prepared for sale in the U.S., at the Z...
  • General Manager Appointed to MKEK
    General Manager Appointed to MKEK 22 September 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...
  • MKEK'S 12.7 Gatling at Test Fires
    MKEK'S 12.7 Gatling at Test Fires 10 September 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...
  • HGK-82 Became Operational
    HGK-82 Became Operational 11 August 2019
    The Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey (TUBITAK) Defence Industry Research and Development Institute (SAGE), has said HGK-82 (Precision Guidance Kit-82) has become operational. TUBITAK SAGE, announced from the official Twitter account that it is used four times. Kit developed by TÜBİTAK SAGE gives precision and range to classical bomb. The kits are installed on MKEK production of 500 lbs class Mk-82 type general-purpose bombs. This increases the operating r...
  • Fair News Issue 74 3 June 2019
    Navantia’s Expectations Are High MBDA Means Missile Leonardo, From All Directions Airbus Have Many Options Altay Move from STE Skif Will See Through DÖRTGÖZ BMC’s Strategic Cooperation for Altay Sharp Eye for Low Altitude Otokar Products Transform ASELSAN Flies High Roketsan Catches the Trend TAI Aims for Higher Altitudes New Thrills at FNSS STM ...
  • Missile Initiative from MKEK
    Missile Initiative from MKEK 1 May 2019
    MKEK signed a new agreement with SpetsTechnoExport at IDEF'19. Under the agreement, the company will cooperate with Ukraine for the 120 mm barrel-launched missile. With the agreement, MKEK will execute the integration of Luch's 120 mm Konus missiles and guidance systems into Turkish main battle tanks. In line with this, technology transfer will be implemented and the systems will be produced at MKEK facilities.
  • Strategical Cooperation for Altay
    Strategical Cooperation for Altay 1 May 2019
    A cooperation agreement was signed at IDEF’19 for national main battle tank Altay. Prominent Turkish companies joined forces for Altay under the agreement. An important milestone for the serial production of the Altay tank; BMC, ASELSAN, Roketsan, MKEK and Havelsan were commissioned as main subcontractors. ASELSAN will produce fire control system, active protection system, and other electronic subsystems; Roketsan, armour system; MKEK, main gun system and Havelsan will be resp...
  • Local Gun for Altay
    Local Gun for Altay 30 April 2019
    MKEK displayed PMT-76 (Platform Machine Gun) machine gun. The weapon is expected to serve as a coaxial machine gun on the Altay main battle tank. The gun weighs 12 kg and has an MOA value of 8 at 100 metres. It can fire 7.62x51 mm NATO ammunition. It is also planned to produce models adapted for infantry use and remotely controlled weapon stations. Originally developed for use as a coaxial machine gun, the gun has an effective range of 800 metres. The PMT has a long stroke...
  • Boran is Ready for Qualification
    Boran is Ready for Qualification 30 April 2019
    As part of the Air Transportable Towed Howitzer Project with MKEK as the contractor, Boran howitzer is about to be completed. The system is ready for qualification tests. All the parameters of the system will be subjected to extensive trials within the scope of the tests planned to start in May. Boran's parameters such as road and movement, positioning, braking will be tested in the process planned to be carried out in two stages, with and without firing. In the firing stage, fi...
  • 120mm Mortar Surprise from MKEK
    120mm Mortar Surprise from MKEK 30 April 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 30 April 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 ...
  • IDEF Opens its Doors 30 April 2019
    Turkey's biggest defence expo IDEF begins today. More than 800 company and institution attend to the expo. First day is preserved for opening ceremony and delegation visits. TUSAS’ AKSUNGUR UAV,  FNSS’ ZAHA, MKEK’s 120 mm automatic loading mortar, OTOKAR’s Akrep II, BMC’s Altay MBT, Roketsan’s Atmaca Missile are among exhibited products. ASELSAN will present GÖKDENİZ Project today.
  • Sector News Issue 71 16 March 2019
    Daewoo, Back to Roots Leonardo’s Cyber Signature on NATO The USA Said “Gustav” India Seeks Thales’ Hydras Sikorsky’s Two-in-One: HH-60W METEOR Shower beyond the Horizon Ambitious Missile by Rafael  “METE”s in the Inventory MKEK to Supply 50,000 MPT-76  Meteksan’s Kement Launches from the Ground F-16 Fitted with ASELSAN Armour F...
  • KNT-76 is More Ergonomic
    KNT-76 is More Ergonomic 22 February 2019
    An exhibition area was established in Kars in the scope of Winter 2019 Exercise. Exhibitors have had the opportunity to exhibit local products in this field. MKEK exhibited KNT-76 with its new stock in the exhibition stand. KNT-76 is a DMR version of MPT 76 and designed to share many sub-parts with the MPT-76 in order to reduce costs and provide logistical advantages. One of these components, telescopic buttocks, was changed according to the feedback received from the Turkish Armed ...
  • Sector News Issue 70 7 February 2019
    Mistral Blows by the Sea Rio’s Airspace Entrusted to SAAB Spain Relieved with Resources Printed Parts for Nuclear Ship HAVELSAN Features 8x8 Simulator İŞBİR’s First Step to Investment BMC Launches “Next 50 Years” Flag Race at Meteksan Sefine’s Business Partnership Model for DİMDEG Internal Appointment at STM 43rd ATAK in the Inventory ASELSAN Back to its ...
  • Calm as a Breeze: High Tech Port
    Calm as a Breeze: High Tech Port 8 December 2018
    Bringing together enthusiasts of defence and aerospace, the Fourth High Tech Port by MÜSİAD was organised against the background of MÜSİAD EXPO in Istanbul. Organised under the theme of "National Breakthrough", the High Tech Port by MÜSİAD brought together technology producers in land, naval and air systems with delegations from various countries. Throughout the Exhibition, 48 stands displaying products by small- and large-scale manufacturers in Turkish defe...
  • Issue 66 Sector News 7 October 2018
    MKEK’s Flying Howitzer: BORAN TUSAŞ’s T625 Performs First Flight FNSS’ Kaplan is to Breed Replacement in STM TEI's T625 Engine is “Steady” New Development at Pegasus Lockheed will Fire from Afar
  • MKEK’s 105mm Boran Howitzer First Time on Air Transportation
    MKEK’s 105mm Boran Howitzer First Time on Air Transportation 21 September 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 ...
  • National Sniper from MKEK: KNT-76
    National Sniper from MKEK: KNT-76 12 September 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...
  • 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...
  • Panther Modernization is Close
    Panther Modernization is Close 8 June 2018
    The 155-millimeter Panther howitzer, developed by MKEK, became completely different with the touches of ASELSAN and the General Directorate of Military Factories. The process, starting with the modernization of the howitzer with MKEK in 2010 and continuing with the integration on the truck in 2016, was completed with testing of qualification tests. The Panter, one of the most successful weapons of the Turkish artillery, was integrated into the truck and had lower initial cost of pro...
  • Resignation in MKEK
    Resignation in MKEK 22 May 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.
  • KORKUT-D Passed Trials
    KORKUT-D Passed Trials 11 May 2018
    Turkish Undersecretariat for Defence Industries (SSM) announced today on its official Twitter account that the Korkut-D low-altitude air defence system, produced for the Naval Forces, has been successfully tested in accordance with the needs of Turkish Armed Forces. The system has two 35-millimeter guns produced by MKEK. Korkut-D will be able to destroy air threats, including cruise and anti-ship missiles. KORKUT, which also has an automatic ammunition loading system, can ...
  • Defence Day in YTU
    Defence Day in YTU 3 May 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...
  • Effectiveness of MPT-55 Increasing
    Effectiveness of MPT-55 Increasing 25 April 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 24 April 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...
  • Defence Export Awards Find Its Owners
    Defence Export Awards Find Its Owners 3 April 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 30 March 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.
  • New Step In Thermobaric Munition
    New Step In Thermobaric Munition 31 January 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 10 January 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...
  • 56th Issue Sector News
    56th Issue Sector News 11 December 2017
    India is All Smiles with Smart Bomb Ships of the Gulf, Entrusted to Rolls-Royce Cochin Shipyard Will Carry the Torch NIMR Automotive to Supply Turkmenistan's Special Operations Vehicles Berlin Says, "Survivor R" HForce Passed Ballistic Tests Will the US Share "Know-how"? "Tactic-Oriented" Training, Completed New Era in Damage Detection Technology Transfer from Denmark to...
  • MKEK Kept Its Promise
    MKEK Kept Its Promise 6 December 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 30 November 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...