Turkish State-owned Company MKE’s 76mm National Naval Gun Completed Sea Trials
Turkish indigenous MKE’s 76mm Nationwide Naval Gun handed the ocean assessments onboard Burak-class (D’Estienne d’Orves-class aviso) corvette TCG Beykoz (F-503). The Naval Gun, which made its first trial capturing in Konya within the final quarter of 2021, revealed that it might shoot 80 pictures in 60 seconds. the Naval Gun was built-in into the TCG BEYKOZ Corvette to confirm these pictures and the method beneath maritime circumstances. Naval Gun is designed for short-range anti-missile level defence, anti-aircraft, anti-surface, and floor assist missions. Turkish Defence Ministry’s firm Makine ve Kimya Endustrisi Inc (MKE) and Istanbul Shipyard Command developed the gun in collaboration.
The Naval Gun accomplished such assessments inside port and sea. With the completion of the qualification assessments, there isn’t a impediment to the choice to mass-produce the Italian OTO Melara equal gun. umerous naval vessels of the Turkish Navy are armed with 76 mm weapons. The Naval Gun has a 20-kilometre vary and may charge 80 rounds per minute with 5 totally different capturing modes. The compact system makes the gun appropriate to be put in on comparatively small warships. Attributable to its excessive charge of fireside and availability of a number of sorts of ammunition, many navies, together with the Turkish Navy, want the precise naval gun sort.
Naval News reported that MKE is the first contractor for the venture. Three personal sector corporations have been engaged on the venture as subcontractors. Along with costing the venture half the value, MKE claims that it’ll prolong the barrel’s life with a particular coating utilized to the barrel of the gun. The corporate additionally said that the indigenous 76mm Naval Gun stands out with its options resembling the power to fireplace a greater diversity of ammunition in comparison with the Italian product, the power to make use of particular fused bullets, and its electro-mechanical construction that permits digital management.
The MKE (Makina ve Kimya Endüstrisi, Mechanical and Chemical Business), established in 1950, is a reorganization of government-controlled group of factories in Turkey that equipped the Turkish Armed Forces with navy merchandise. Its roots lie within the “Tophane-i Amire” (“Royal Arsenal”) constructed within the latter a part of the fifteenth Century to provide the Ottoman Empire’s artillery corps with cannon, powder, and shot. The company primarily produces tools for the Turkish Armed Forces, such because the ammunition for small arms and heavy weapons, artillery techniques, aerial bombs, mines, explosives, and rockets. Its giant vary of protection trade merchandise aren’t solely demanded in Turkey, however are exported to greater than 40 international locations worldwide.
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