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Turkish defense industry shines at Eurosatory 2024 with innovative products

Turkish defense industry shines at Eurosatory 2024 with innovative products MKE introduces about 100 products in TAF inventory at Eurosatory 2024 Fair in Paris, France, June 21, 2024. (AA Photo)
By Anadolu Agency
Jun 21, 2024 2:26 PM

At Eurosatory 2024, Europe’s largest defense industry fair held in Paris, the Mechanical and Chemical Industry Company (MKEK) showcased approximately 100 products, including the national infantry rifle MPT-76 and the sniper rifle Bora 12, both of which are part of the Turkish Armed Forces (TSK) inventory.

Over 2,000 companies from 62 countries participated in the Eurosatory Fair, held on June 17-21 in France.

This year, more than 50 companies are representing Türkiye, including MKEK, Aselsan, Roketsan, Havelsan, BMC and Otokar.

Within the Türkiye pavilion at Eurosatory, MKEK is introducing around 100 products that are part of the TSK inventory and have been used in the field by visitors from around the world.

The recently exported air-portable 105 mm light towed howitzer Boran attracted significant attention from fair participants. Discussions regarding Boran were also held at the fair.

Developed domestically by MKEK, the 1,780-kilogram Boran can fire 12 rounds per minute and be ready to fire within one minute.

MKEK’s booth also features domestically designed ammunition on display.

MKEK, which produces ammunition ranging from 5.56 to 203 mm calibers, also showcased colored and marking cartridges used to illuminate operational areas.

National infantry rifle MPT-76 at Eurosatory

The new national infantry rifle MPT-76, produced to NATO standards and added to the TSK inventory after passing 42 international tests, is also on display at the fair.

Visitors to MKEK’s booth examined various calibers of rifles with great interest.

The award-winning 7.62 mm caliber sniper rifle Bora 12, renowned for its world championships, was among the most popular products at the booth.

Eurosatory also featured the PMT-76 machine gun, which can be mounted on turrets, armored vehicles, or carried by soldiers, as well as medium and large caliber munitions used for demolition, smoke generation, exercises, and training.

Additionally, MKEK signed a contract worth approximately $30 million for the sale of light weapons to the American market.

Last Updated:  Jun 21, 2024 2:26 PM