The state-run Mechanical and Chemical Industry Corporation (MKEK) and other defense industry companies Kalekalıp and Sarsılmaz have received orders for mass production of the MPT-76 rifle, Turkish defense industry sources told state-run Anadolu Agency.
MKEK, Kalekalıp and Sarsılmaz will produce 20,000, 15,000 and 10,000 rifles respectively. So far MKEK has delivered 3,200 rifles, of which 500 have gone to the Turkish Presidency. It plans to deliver the rest in 2018.
The MPT-76 aims to replace German G-3 rifles currently used by the Turkish Armed Forces and reduce dependence on foreign manufacturers.
Exports of Turkey’s first indigenous assault rifle, the MPT-76, have already begun. Some 450 of the Turkish-made weapons have already been delivered to Somalia.
In addition to Somalia, the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (TRNC) has added the rifle to its inventory, ordering 2,500 rifles.
After passing 47 NATO tests, the MPT-76 rifle - named after the Turkish acronym for National Infantry Rifle and the caliber of its 7.62 millimeter NATO round - is billed as being as “effective as the G-3, as reliable as the AK-47 and as practical as the M-16.”
The Indian Ministry of Defence(MoD), has issued a request for information (RFI) to procure 600 Rifles of 7.62mm bore with sights and accessories and 200 UBGL for Rifle 7
India will replace its home-made INSAS rifles from the army with an imported assault rifle and later manufactured in the country. The Indian Small Arms System (INSAS) is likely to be replaced with assault rifles of higher caliber (7
Turkey's state-owned Machines and Chemical Industries Board (MKEK) has delivered first 500 locally produced assault rifle MPT-76 to the Turkish Land Forces Command (TLFC) Wednesday. The rifles delivered on 11 January are the first batch from a 2015 deal which will see the production of around 35,000 MPT-76s for the TLFC, Naval Forces Command, and the Gendarmerie General Command
Russian weapons that Islamic State (IS) militants have stolen include Kalashnikov assault rifles and RPG-7 shoulder-launched anti-tank grenade launchers, according to documents obtained by Sputnik Arabic from Iraqs city of Mosul. Apart from Kalashnikov assault rifles, RPG-7 shoulder-launched anti-tank grenade launchers, other documents specify registration numbers of bullpup straight-pull bolt-action rifles, VSSK Vykhlop magazine-fed sniper rifles and other weaponry,
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The Czech military is aiming to buy thousands of new BREN assault rifles, Phantom pistols, one Iveco APC wheeled vehicle and 56 Tatra lorries to deploy within NATO and also to curb insurgency. The Czech cabinet approved the decision Monday
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