MKE Will Qualify and Deliver the 20mm Close-In Weapon System to the Turkish Navy in 2022

Date: Issue 112 - February 2022

The Mechanical and Chemical Industry Corporation aims to complete the qualification process of the indigenous 20mm Close-In Weapon System (CIWS) Final Prototype in 2022 and deliver the first system to the Turkish Naval Forces before the end of the year. 

MKE exhibited the 20mm CIWS Technology Demonstrator Prototype with a real 20x102mm six-barrel Gatling-type rotary cannon and a 1,500 round magazine drum (similar to 20mm Mk-15 Phalanx), for the first time at the IDEF '21 Fair held in Istanbul in August, and then at the 3rd International Military Radar and Border Security Summit held in Ankara in October 2021.