Samsun Yurt Savunma (SYS) announced its CANiK M2 QCB Heavy Machine Gun entered service in the Malaysian Armed Forces in the press release the company published after DSA 2022 and NATSEC 2022 fairs held jointly in Kuala Lumpur between 28-31 March. The company also started a project to open a branch of its CANiK Store retail chain in Kuala Lumpur.
CANiK M2 QCB entered service in Malaysia a short time before the fair, as a part of land vehicles produced by a Turkish company. SYS had delivered the weapons in question to the producer of the land vehicles before their acceptance by Malaysia. The name of the vehicle producer was not announced, however.
In the booth SYS opened in the DSA 2022 and NATSEC 2022 fairs, the company hosted over 20 delegations from Malaysia and other nearby countries. Also, with almost 25 thousand visitors, the company’s booth was among the highlights of the fairs.
Unidef, one of SYS’ subsidiaries, attended the fair with its parent company, and presented its own development, BOMBUS gun pod. According to the press release published by SYS on this regard, it was highlighted that the product in question enjoyed a great deal of attention from Malaysian Air Force and other countries in the region. In addition, the press release also underlined the fact that Unidef’s specialised integration solutions and precision engineering outlook got top marks from the authorities, as the company commenced talks with countries in the region.
SYS also presented its MECANIK accessory brand and CANiK Store retail chain in the fairs. The company took the first steps to establish a project to open a branch of CANiK Store in Kuala Lumpur in the fair as well.
Didem Aral, Member of the Executive Board and Foreign Trade Manager at SYS shared that CANiK brand made a strong showing through the fair and expressed the following: “We are pleased to observe the real cooperation projects and presence of Turkish defence industry in various countries around the world. We, as CANiK, continue to proudly represent our country with our arms exports, our talks with other parties, and more. The projects we are involved in Malaysia are good examples of this. Türkiye and Malaysia has robust political and commercial relations. We are ready to do whatever we can in order to advance these relations with new cooperation opportunities in defence sector.”