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SYS Completed Factory Acceptance Tests of Azerbaijan’s CANiK M2 QCBs

by MSI

The factory acceptance tests of the CANiK M2 QCB .50 heavy machine guns Samsun Yurt Savunma (SYS) produced for the needs of the Azerbaijani Naval Forces were successfully completed. The tests were conducted in the SYS’ Samsun installations on 21 March, with the participation of a delegation from Azerbaijan.

The weapons will be mounted on new and existing vessels of Azerbaijani Naval Forces. SYS will also produce and deliver weapon mounts for some of the weapons. With this project, SYS will deliver its CANiK M2 QCB to Azerbaijani Naval Forces for the first time, while the number of weapons to be delivered remains unknown.

Technical specifications for CANiK M2 QCB are as follows:

Calibre 12.7×99 mm (.50 cal.)
Accepted Ammunition Types All 12.7 mm NATO standard ammunition types
Maximum Weight (Excluding flex chute, ammo box and tripod) 38.5 kg
Barrel Assembly Weight (Maximum) 12 kg
Total Length (Maximum) 1,665 mm
Barrel Length (Maximum) 1,145 mm
Operating principle Air-cooled, belt-fed, recoil-operated
Firing Mechanism (Selective) Fully automatic or semi-automatic
Muzzle Velocity (Varies depending on ammunition type) 900 m/sec.
Rate of Fire 450–650 rounds/minute
Effective Range 1.,830 m
Maximum Range 6,800 m
Minimum Barrel Life 20,000 rounds
Accuracy (In semi-automatic firing mode) 18 cm at 100 meters (approximately 6 MOA)
Recoil Force 68–113 kgf (150–250 lbf)

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