Ground Firing Tests of MKE 76/62mm Naval Gun Conducted

Ground Firing Tests of MKE 76/62mm Naval Gun Conducted
Ground Firing Tests of MKE 76/62mm Naval Gun Conducted

National Defense Minister Hulusi Akar accompanied by Chief of General Staff General Yaşar Güler, Land Forces Commander General Musa Avsever, Naval Forces Commander Admiral Adnan Özbal, Air Forces Commander General Hasan Küçükakyüz and Deputy Minister of National Defense Muhsin Dere to test the 76/62 mm National Naval Cannon. He went to the Karapınar Shooting Range in Konya for his shooting.

Speaking at the ceremony, where our President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan also sent a video message, Minister of National Defense Akar wished the National Sea Cannon to be beneficial for the Turkish Armed Forces. Congratulating those who contributed to the construction of the new weapon system, Minister Akar said, “None of these works is the last. Each of these is the beginning of the next phase. We will meet the needs of our Armed Forces by continuing our work at an increasing pace.” he said.

Stating that they continue to work on the supply of personnel, training on the one hand, and the production of tools, equipment, weapons and ammunition with domestic and national means, Minister Akar said, “With the leadership, encouragement, support and opportunities of our President, the rate of locality and nationality has reached 80 percent. endured. We will do whatever is necessary to protect and protect our rights, interests and interests, for the sovereignty and independence of our country, for the security of our 84 million citizens, without fear of anything.” used the phrases.

Reminding that there were weapons systems that could not be obtained even though they were paid for in the past, Minister Akar said:

“For this, domestic and national production is not a choice for us, it is a necessity. Even now, unfortunately, some of our needs are delayed, not answered, and the work is slowed down, even if not explicitly or implicitly, regarding the many materials we are trying to procure from our friends and allies. Therefore, we are faced with a serious limitation. For this reason, it is a necessity for our employees in the defense industry to continue production, planning and design activities with self-sacrifice and heroism, while the armed forces personnel in the field make great heroism and sacrifices with the understanding of veteran if I die with their life and blood. Until yesterday, even our infantry rifles were not our own production, but now all of our light weapons, armored vehicles, helicopters, UAVs, SİHAs, ships, our Storm cannons… Our work continues intensively to go beyond these. We are determined on this issue, we are determined and what we have achieved so far is an important indicator of what we will achieve from now on.”


Noting that friendly, allied and brotherly countries also have great expectations from Turkey, Minister Akar said, "We will overcome the obstacles ahead and hopefully come to the point where we will meet the needs of our Armed Forces without any restriction." said.

Emphasizing that MKE has an important role in the studies, Minister Akar said:

“With its new identity, MKE is much faster, one of the examples of this is in front of us right now. Various comments are made. The entire capital of MKE belongs to the Treasury. Apart from that, all the supervision and control here belong to our Ministry. It is meaningless and unnecessary to make any comments here. What needs to be done here is for everyone to see that it is even late. In this way, MKE will be much more successful and provide much greater services. No one should doubt that either.”

Emphasizing once again the importance of the domestic and national defense industry, Minister Akar said, “Turkey is a strong country with its history, values, geography and Armed Forces as a whole. This needs to be known and seen. As a country, we have protected and continue to protect our rights and interests in every field with our determined stance, determination and determination. We have not violated our rights, and we are determined not to violate them.” used the phrases.


Admiral Adnan Özbal, Commander of the Naval Forces, also mentioned the importance of the National Sea Cannon and said, “We are witnessing the realization of an important success story that will strengthen our strength at sea. The National Sea Cannon is a great success in terms of showing the level our domestic and national defense industry has reached.” he said.

Admiral Özbal, describing the completion of the production in a short time as important, stated that the National Sea Cannon will be tested at the port, following the tests here.

Following the publication of the video message of our President, Mr. Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, the test fire of the National Sea Cannon was carried out with the "fire free" instruction given by Minister Akar.

After the successful shooting, a souvenir photo was taken of Minister Akar and TAF Command Level. MKE General Manager Yasin Akdere presented the empty cartridge case of the first shot with the National Sea Cannon to Minister Akar.

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