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Medium caliber barrels, which are localized by ASELSAN Konya and will provide fire support for different platforms, were introduced for the first time at SAHA EXPO.
ASELSAN Konya, which develops weapon systems within the Turkish defense industry, exhibited the localized 40 mm light automatic grenade launcher, 30 mm light electrically actuated automatic cannon, 30 mm electrically actuated automatic cannon and 35 mm electrically actuated automatic cannon at SAHA EXPO organized by SAHA Istanbul.
President of the Presidency of Defense Industries, İsmail Demir, told Anadolu Agency (AA) that ASELSAN established ASELSAN Konya with businessmen from Konya and said that the company operates for the localization of new and foreign systems.
Emphasizing that the products on display show that the works are progressing step by step and some of them have matured, Demir said, “When the qualification processes are completed, they will be ready to enter the inventory. Good luck to our country and our army.” said.
“We want our soldiers to be comfortable”
Bülent Işık, Member of the Board of Directors and General Manager of ASELSAN Konya, stated that they have put the systems they have been working on for a long time to the service of the country.
Stating that the weight of the 40 mm grenade launcher is half that of its equivalents, Işık said, “Logistically, it is a product that can be transported more easily. In operational terms, we want our units, institutions and soldiers to be comfortable and spend their energy in the right place. We are working in this direction.” he said.
Noting that the prototype verification work of the 30/113 mm helicopter nose gun has been completed, Işık said that they will start real model production and tests in the coming days.
Stating that there is a 30/173 mm cannon among the products developed, Işık said, “Their features are weapon systems purchased from abroad. By producing these locally, we eliminate our dependence on abroad. These are electric-propelled guns rather than conventional. A new generation weapon systems that eliminates some problems and contaminations caused by ammunition under normal conditions.” said.
Emphasizing that the 35 mm gun came from the field with the smell of gunpowder and oil, Işık stated that the qualification shots were made.
Işık noted that with the product family in question, the country's need for medium-caliber weapons will be largely resolved.
Bülent Işık added that they will conduct an intensive testing process for the remainder of this year and 2023 for the qualification of weapon systems.
ASELSAN Konya tarafından yerlileştirilen, farklı platformlara ateş desteği verecek orta kalibre namlular SAHA EXPO’da ilk kez tanıtıldı