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IDEF 2017: MKEK continues small arms upgrade

10th May 2017 - 08:47 GMT | by Grant Turnbull in Istanbul


Turkey's state-run arms manufacturer MKEK has used this year's IDEF in Turkey to display its portfolio of assault rifles and sniper rifles, several of which are now being fielded to the country's armed forces.

MKEK is responsible for the design and production of the Turkish Army's National Infantry Rifle, known as the MPT-76. This rifle is replacing the army's currently in-service Heckler & Koch G3, which was licensed produced by MKEK, along with the German company's HK33 and MP5 products, until 2009.

The squad-level semi-automatic sniper rifle variant based on the MPT-76 is known as the KNT-76 – which

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Grant Turnbull


Grant Turnbull

Grant Turnbull was the editor of Land Warfare International and Digital Battlespace magazines with Shephard …

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