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Mechanical and Chemical Industry Corporation


Mechanical and Chemical Industry Corporation

Mechanical and Chemical Industry Corporation
Public company
Industry Defence
Founded 15 March 1950
Founder Turkish Government
Headquarters Ankara, Turkey
Area served
Armed forces
Products Assault rifles
Artillery systems
Aerial bombs
Land mines
Revenue 850 million (2011)
Owner Turkey: 100%
Number of employees
Slogan -

The Mechanical and Chemical Industry Corporation (Turkey that supplied the Turkish Armed Forces with military products.


  • History 1
  • Products 2
  • Aircraft 3
  • Weapons 4
    • Sniper Rifles 4.1
    • Submachine Gun 4.2
    • Assault Rifles 4.3
  • References 5
  • External links 6


Its roots lie in the "Tophane-i Amire" ("Royal Arsenal") built in the latter part of the 15th Century to supply the


The corporation mainly produces equipment for the Turkish Armed Forces, such as the ammunition for small arms and heavy weapons, artillery systems, aerial bombs, mines, explosives, and rockets. MKEK also manufactures civil-purpose products such as steel, brass, and electrical parts and equipment. Its large range of defense industry products are not only demanded in Turkey, but are exported to more than 40 countries worldwide.

In 2011, the company has sold military products to 29 countries worldwide.[1] The first smoothbore gun for Altay main battle tank was introduced in 2011.

Production groups:

  • Ammunition Group
  • Rocket Group
  • Weapons Group
  • Explosives, Propellants, and Pyrotechnic Products Group

Company and factories:

There are 11 factories and 1 company affiliated with MKE located in three major manufacturing hubs:

  • Ammunition Factory
  • Brass Factory
  • Heavy Weapons Factory And Steel Foundry
  • Explosives Factory
  • Small-Arms Weapons Factory (Kirikkale Arsenal Co.)
  • Explosive & Propellant Factory
  • Machinery and Gas-Mask Factory
  • Pyrotechnics Factory
  • Scrap Recycling Plant
  • Small-Arms Ammunition Factory
  • Medium-Caliber Weapons Factory



Sniper Rifles

Submachine Gun

Assault Rifles


  1. ^ (Turkish) MKEK, 5 kıtaya silah sattı kar rekoru kırdı, Hurriyet, 4 March 2012

External links

  • Official website
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