The qualification phase of the 12.7 mm Machine Gun for Platforms Project was completed, and mass production of the gun has begun. The Project was initiated by the Defence Industry Agency (SSB) and carried out by Samsun Yurt Savunma (SYS). The development was announced with a press release by SSB on August 3.
Within the scope of qualification tests that lasted more than a month, approximately 1 million shots were fired with CANiK M2 QCB 12.7 mm Heavy Machine Gun. Many tests such as high pressure, accelerated rain, salt fog, low and high temperature, icing, chemical interaction were executed during the process. As a result of the carried-out firing and qualification tests, the barrel of the CANiK M2 QCB produced by SYS has been confirmed to have a much higher lifespan than its foreign counterparts, and is more durable and reliable. This barrel was produced by SYS using virgin materials and production methods in Türkiye.