Anti-Aircraft Gun Firing Tests Produced by MKEK Successfully Completed

The Anti-Aircraft Gun Firing Tests Produced by MKEK Successfully Completed
Anti-Aircraft Gun Firing Tests Produced by MKEK Successfully Completed

The 25-millimeter anti-aircraft gun, produced by the Mechanical and Chemical Industry Corporation (MKEK), affiliated to the Ministry of National Defense, successfully completed the firing tests.


Machinery and Chemical Industry Corporation (MKEK), affiliated with the Ministry of National Defense, which intensifies its production of modern weapons and ammunition in parallel with R&D studies, has come to an end in the production of a new weapon system.

The 25-millimeter anti-aircraft gun, produced entirely with domestic and national facilities, can fire single, triple, ten and series shots. The weapon, which is a low kadenz or high kadenz firing mode, has a low arrest rate thanks to the rotating mechanism system.

The weapon, which can be used in armored vehicles and remotely controlled weapon towers, will be able to serve as the main weapon day and night, in all weather conditions and combat environments. It successfully completed the firing tests of the 25 mm weapon system, which is capable of effectively firing many different targets, at MKEK Çankırı Weapon Factory Directorate.

MKEK is developing the "76 / 62mm Naval Gun" for existing ships in the Turkish Naval Forces.

According to the news of Abdullah Karakuş from Milliyet newspaper dated 11 July 2020, the Machinery and Chemical Industry Corporation (MKEK) is developing a "naval cannon" for ships. 76/62 mm Sea Cannon Development Project: "While the international procurement period of the weapon system is at least 24 months, the prototype, which will be produced with domestic and national facilities, is planned to start factory acceptance tests within 12 months. After the institution started its efforts to indigenize the weapon system, the foreign supplier company reduced the unit price very much. This weapon system will be used on medium and low tonnage ships in the Navy inventory. "

Characteristics of the Native 76/62 Sea Cannon

  • Weapon system range is 16 km.
  • Barrel diameter is 76 mm, length is 4700 mm.
  • Barrel has a water cooling system.
  • Pulse rate max. It is 80 beat / min.
  • The weapon system weighs 7500 kg without ammunition and 8500 kg with ammunition.
  • The weapon system has a rotating ammo rack with a capacity of 70 ammunition.
  • The weapon system is effective against air, land and sea targets.

Source: defenceturk



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