MKE’s 76mm naval cannon has passed sea trials. The project was initiated in 2020 due to concerns of extended delivery times and high costs associated with Leonardo Oto 76/62 cannons.
The sea trials were conducted on board TCG Beykoz, a Burak-class corvette. It is expected that future Turkish vessels which require a 76mm cannon will use MKE’s product. This would include the Istanbul-class frigates, one of which has been launched. Vessels requiring replacements for worn Oto Melera 76mm guns will likely receive MKE’s alternative.
It is understood that MKE is also developing a 127mm naval gun for use in large ships such as the upcoming TF-2000 destroyer.
Millî Savunma Bakanlığının tasarım ve performans sorumluluğunda İstanbul Tersanesi Komutanlığı ve @MKEgovtr ile birlikte geliştirilen 76/62 mm Millî Deniz Topu, kara atışlarının ardından liman ve deniz testlerini de başarıyla tamamladı.https://t.co/vcd8GJpKki#MSB pic.twitter.com/E1hnX22vnl— T.C. Millî Savunma Bakanlığı (@tcsavunma) August 19, 2022