Samsun Yurt Savunma (SYS) is showcasing for the first time at SAHA EXPO of its 12.7 mm M2 heavy machine gun, featuring a quick change barrel (QCB) that has been developed under its CANİK brand for users. Operating in the field of heavy machine guns since the early 2010s, and poised to manufacture 650 heavy machine guns under an agreement with the Presidency of Defence Industries (SSB), SYS is aiming to qualify its first heavy machine gun by the end of 2020. The firm’s initial production capacity will be 1,000 units annually, with plans in place to increase this figure to 2,000 units toward the end of next year.
C. Utku Aral, General Manager of SYS, commented on SYS’s serial production capabilities: “We have a fairly mature production infrastructure that is unmatched in the field of light weapon manufacturing in Turkey. This allows us to switch rapidly to serial production in the products that we have developed, but with no compromise in quality, even under rapid and intensive manufacturing schedules. The best example of this can be seen in our TP9 handguns. Even though it has a very special and sensitive trigger mechanism, for which we hold the patent, we have managed to manufacture 350,000 units to date, which is a production rate that others can only imagine. Considering the success achieved by these handguns in the United States, it is not necessary to make lengthy explanations of the quality of our handguns. We have achieved this through the use of numerous production technologies, including industrial robots, and a similar situation will arise when we launch the production of heavy machine guns, and we will soon acquire the capability to manufacture thousands of units annually.”
The firm is also showcasing CANİK STORE and CANİK ACADEMY at the fair. CANİK STORE features the accessories that have been manufactured by SYS for its handguns as part of the CANİK Official Accessory Program, while CANİK ACADEMY is the training centre in which SYS conducts all of its training programs, particularly those tailored to organizations.