Turkey to begin serial production of MPT-76 rifles

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Lale Sariibrahimoglu, Ankara - IHS Jane's Defence Weekly
08 July 2015


Turkey's Defence Industries Undersecretariat (SSM) and the state-owned Mechanical and Chemical Industries Corporation (MKEK) signed a contract on 2 July covering the serial production of MPT-76 battle rifles for the Turkish Armed Forces (TSK).

Under the initial phase of the project, which will see the production of 35,014 MPT-76s, 20,000 rifles will be manufactured for the land and naval forces commands as well as for the gendarmerie general command, according to a statement released by the SSM. The value of the contract is around TRY80 million (USD30 million).

The project intends the MPT-76s to meet the TSK's 7.62 mm infantry rifle requirements.
Turkey to begin serial production of MPT-76 rifles - IHS Jane's 360
 
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