Police & Law Enforcement, Military Arms
Semi-automatic, AR Type, Full-automatic
|Rate of fire:||700|
|Caliber:||308 Winchester (7.62x51 NATO)|
|Rate of twist:||1 in 10"|
|Butt:||Vented recoil pad|
|Magazine type:||Detachable box|
The MPT-76 is a modular rifle designed and produced by MKEK to meet the demands of the Turkish Armed Forces and to replace its aging Heckler & Koch G3 battle rifles due to most of them being near the end of their service life. It made its first public appearance at the Eurosatory 2014, ADEX 2014 and the MSPO 2014 events. Its design was based on the AR-15, but with the gas piston system influenced by the HK417. It has a Picatinny rail system and mounting options for an under-barrel shotgun and grenade launcher. Serial production began in 2015. The initial phase of the project will see a total of 35,014 MPT-76's being produced in two tranches. The first tranche of the initial phase, consisting of 20,000 rifles was contracted to state-owned company Machines and Chemical Industries Board (MKEK) in June 2015. The second tranche, consisting of 15,014 rifles, was contracted with local company Kalekalip in December 2015.