The machine gun produced by the “West Kazakhstan Machine-Building Company” has been used by foreign countries for 40 years
For more than 40 years, West Kazakhstan Machine-Building Company (ZKMK) has been producing the NSV-12.7-Utes heavy machine gun, and today it is one of the world’s largest manufacturers of weapons of this caliber.
The plant manufactures products for defense use, for the extraction, treatment and transportation of oil and gas, power equipment, complex metal structures, construction equipment, as well as other engineering products.
The production of the enterprise is equipped with a high-tech equipment park, including: welding, metal-bending, metal-cutting, metal-working, foundry, press-forging, thermal and galvanic equipment, allowing to produce a wide range of engineering products.
The main activities of the engineering and design center are – the development and design of design and technological documentation of products in electronic form and the provision of engineering and consulting services in the development and design of new technologies and equipment.
The main product of the plant, which has been produced for 40 years, is the NSV 12.7 machine gun – “Utes”. The enterprise made more than 5 thousand changes and modifications to the initial design of the machine gun, aimed at improving the combat effectiveness, reliability and ease of maintenance, which made it possible to create an ideal large-caliber weapon. Currently, there is only 1 possible failure per 10,000 shots. In this connection, in all the main tactical and technical parameters among similar products, it occupies a leading position in the world.
“Cliff”, beginning with the Afghan conflict and to this day, shows its high shooting and operational qualities. It works stably in high dust and humidity, in the temperature range from -50 to +50 degrees. At a distance of up to 600 meters, it penetrates the armor of armored personnel carriers-infantry fighting vehicles and armored vehicles of increased cross-country ability, destroys protective structures made of brick and concrete. Due to its high rate of fire, it is capable of striking helicopters and other low-flying targets. Its design features make the NSV-12.7 machine gun an unsurpassed model in terms of reliability, survivability and ease of maintenance. The machine gun is designed to engage lightly armored ground, sea and air low-flying targets, as well as firing points, anti-tank weapons and group living targets at a distance of up to 2,000 m.
“Utes” can be used as part of combat installations on tanks, armored personnel carriers, helicopters, boats, cars, in twin anti-aircraft guns. At a distance of up to 2 thousand meters, it can conduct aimed fire at the enemy’s manpower and be used as an “anti-sniper”. Thanks to innovative solutions, the recoil of the machine gun is reduced by 95–98%, while ensuring high accuracy and accuracy of fire. Differs in light weight, modular layout, quick-detachable barrel. The modular design of the machine gun and the tripod machine allows you to transfer the machine gun to hard-to-reach places (the largest part weighs 16 kg.) For 40 years it has been in service with 38 countries of the world.