President of the Presidency of Defense Industries, Ismail Demir, announced that the mass production of the PMT 12.7 mm machine gun, which was produced locally and nationally, was started for the first time. Ismail Demir, President of the Presidency of Defense Industries, made a test shot with a gun. Qualification tests were completed after more than a month of hard work.
President of the Presidency of Defense Industry Ismail Demir noted that for the first time, the PMT 12.7 MM machine gun, produced locally and nationally, has started mass production.
Demir shared the following on his Twitter account:
“For the first time, the PMT 12.7 millimeter machine gun, which was produced locally and nationally, went into mass production. 6-7 years ago, we did not even have a domestic rifle, but today we are in a position to produce high-caliber weapons ourselves, which they are trying to impose on us. Good luck to our country.”
Demir also included a video of him making a test shot with the rifle in question in his post. Demir, who visited the facilities of Samsun Yurt Savunma, the contractor company of the project, and examined the progress of the project on-site, stated that the 12.7 mm machine gun was designed to shoot very fast on various platforms, and after the qualification processes were successfully completed, the mass production phase was started.
“WE HAVE OPENED A NEW CHAIN OF SUCCESS”
Emphasizing that deliveries to the security forces will continue with mass production, Demir said, “This means that our security forces in our country are equipped with weapons that are far superior to their foreign counterparts. We have paved the way for a new chain of success in this regard. It is for us to announce that fast deliveries will continue. It’s very satisfying. I would like to thank everyone who contributed.” used the phrases.
On the other hand, according to the statement made by the SSB, the qualification tests of the rifle were completed after more than a month of hard work. CANİK M2 QCB rifle successfully passed many tests such as high pressure, accelerated rain, salt mist, low and high temperature, icing, chemical interaction during the qualification process of approximately 1 million shots.
As a result of the shooting and qualification tests carried out, the barrel was produced with materials and production methods that have not been used before in Turkey. It was determined that the produced barrel had a higher life than its foreign counterparts, and it was confirmed by strength shots that it was more durable and reliable. The 12.7×99 millimeter machine gun, which is used on land, air and naval platforms and supplied from abroad, will now be produced with domestic and national resources and delivered to the security forces.