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“West Kazakhstan Machine-Building Company” (ZKMK) has been manufacturing large-caliber machine gun NSV 12.7 “UTYOS” for 50 years, and today is among the world’s largest manufacturers of weapons of this caliber. 

The company made more than 5,000 changes and modifications to the original design of the machine gun, aimed at improving the combat effectiveness, reliability and ease of maintenance of the “UTYOS” machine gun, which made it possible to create the ideal large caliber weapon with a reliability of one possible failure per 10 000 shots. In this regard, ZKMK JSC occupies a leading position in the world among similar products in all basic tactical and technical parameters.
Starting from the Afghan conflict and to this day “UTYOS” shows its high shooting and operational qualities.
It works steadily in the temperature range from –50 to +50ºC, high dust and humidity. At a distance of 600 meters pierces the armor of the APC and off-road armored vehicles, destroys the protective structures made of brick and concrete. Due to the high rate of fire, it is capable of hitting helicopters and other low-flying targets.
Design features make the gun NSV 12.7 unsurpassed sample for reliability, durability and ease of maintenance.
“West Kazakhstan Machine-Building Company” is part of Investment Company “Hydromash Orion”.
НСВ 12,7 Утес