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Developed by Unidef, The Domestic and National Gun Pod Fired its First Shot

by Buse Köse

Developed inhouse by Unidef, the prototype of 12.7 mm Gun Pod has successfully completed its first firing test on 9 July. The test was carried out on a special ground-based test rig.

In the system, the first weapon pod developed in Turkey with domestic and national resources and reaching the firing test stage, the rapid-fire version of the CANiK 12.7×99 mm Heavy Machine Gun, produced by SYS, was used. In the project, where Unirobotics and Aeros undertook important tasks in system development and special engineering studies while leading companies in the sector took part in the development of armament management system, ejector rack, heads-up display and ground support equipment.

The project, leaving the first firing test behind, will continue with the detailed design phase.

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