The news article that is in the third section of IDEF’19 Special Dossier published in the 72th issue of MSI Turkish Defence Review is now available on our website:
In the previous section of the IDEF Special Dossier, we touched upon the CANİK TP9 SUB ELITE handgun that was showcased by SYS for the first time at the exhibition. In this section, we continue with the company’s Simunition training system, FX ammunition and TP9 SFT METE handgun.
Among the products showcased for the first time at IDEF’19 were the Simunition – described by SYS as the most realistic training system in the world – and the ammunition used in the system, the FX. SYS featured a special shooting cabin on its stand at the event where users could experience the Simunition system.
The Simunition training system, which was introduced to Turkey by SYS in collaboration with General Dynamics – Ordnance and Tactical Systems Canada (GD-OTS), stands out as the most realistic training system in the world when it comes to firearms. FX ammunition is manufactured specifically for use with this training system.
Developed by GD-OTS, one of the leading companies in this field around the world, Simunition has been designed for short-range firing training by armed forces and law enforcement personnel, and offers the most realistic experience without the risks fatalities. The Simunition system maximises the perception of reality during training with its patented FX marking ammunition, while the non-toxic paint content of the ammunition permits the fully safe performance of training with a muzzle velocity of 110–150 m/sec. Indispensable for professionals whose lives depend on best possible training, Simunition has gained popularity among soldiers and police officers around the world over the past 15 years.
Simunition Kits Specific to CANİK TP9
Licensed Simunition kits that are capable of firing FX ammunition are being manufactured for the CANİK TP9-series of handguns through a cooperation agreement between SYS and GD-OTS. CANİK has thus joined the ranks of the few brands that offer realistic training simulation through licensed Simunition kits.
Designed specifically for each weapon, these kits make it impossible to load live ammunition in the handgun, ensuring a safe training environment, and make it possible for the handgun’s semi-automatic mechanism to function with FX ammunition at a lower pressure. Consisting of such components as slide, a different barrel and a recoil spring, these kits can be easily mounted on the handgun and removed by the user.
Speaking about the cooperation between SYS and GD-OTS, C. Utku Aral, General Manager of SYS, said: “Before beginning the design process of these kits for any light weapon, GD-OTS first decides if it would be rational to make such an investment. It looks at the arms manufacturer’s position in the market and its annual production during this decision-making process. I do not believe they hesitated in making an investment once they saw our production figures in the OYTG Project, as well as the success of our projects completed in the export markets of Europe, Asia and Africa, and our potential in those markets.”
SFT METE: A Version of TP9 SF With Silencer
The TP9 SFT METE, another product showcased by SYS for the first time at the event, was developed taking into account the requirements of Special Forces Command of the Turkish General Staff. The SFT METE version, which can be used with a mounted silencer, was put through its paces by Special Forces Command for a month, and its performance was found to be satisfactory.
The TP9 SFT METE has a length that is between that of the TP9 METE and TP9 SFx handguns currently used by personnel in Turkey. The intention behind this design was to develop a single-size weapon that could satisfy varying mission requirements in different conflict settings. The barrel of the SFT METE features metrical (M13 x 1 LH) threads for the mounting of a silencer. The handgun is provided with a barrel protection cover ensuring that the threads permitting different types of silencers to be mounted on the handgun are protected against external factors. The Standard Warren high fibre-optic foresight and backsight available on the handgun allows the shooter to retain full vision of the target when a silencer is mounted.