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IDEF 2021: MKE displays Close Air Defence System YHSS for first time.

| 2021

Mechanical and Chemical Industry Corporation (MKE) displays Close Air Defence System YHSS at IDEF, the International Defense Exhibition that will be held in Istanbul, Turkey from 17 to 20 August 2021. Established in 1950, MKE is a reorganization of government-controlled group of factories in Turkey that supplied the Turkish Armed Forces with military products.
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Russian Vyborg Shipyard laid the Purga ice class coastguard ship of project 23550 925 001 Close Air Defence System YHSS (Picture source: Navy Recognition)

The design work of the Close Air Defence System was completed and the technology demonstration prototype was produced. A land version of the system for the protection of troops and facilities is also being developed.

The project is expected to be completed in the second half of 2022 to equip ships against missiles, bullets, UAVs, and helicopters. The system includes a 20x102 mm 6-barrel rotary gun with a high firing rate developed by Mechanical and Chemical Industry Corporation (MKE) and an ammunition supply unit with a capacity of 1500 pieces. 

Each barrel has a rate of fire between 3000 and 4000 rounds per minute. The turret has a traverse of 360° and elevation from -15° to +85°.

The Close Air Defence System will provide at least 5 kilometers day/night vision capability and laser range measurement.

The Turkish Naval Forces use the Phalanx Close-in weapon system and Sea Zenith Close-in weapon system in ships currently, but these systems cannot be upgraded.

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