UTAS is a Turkish company specializing in firearms design, engineering and manufacturing. Arguably, UTAS is one of the top sporting firearms design companies with their designs being voted "Gun of the Year" by the NRAs American Rifleman magazine in 2006 and again in 2007- Although UTAS continues to win awards for beautiful designs, the heart of the company is
Innovative mechanical design, innovative manufacturing processes and innovative materials used in firearms production, define UTAS and set the company apart from others in the firearms industry. Along with numerous patented design innovations, the new UTS-15 military and police combat shotgun recently developed by UTAS will be the first shotgun every produced with a receiver produced 100% from polymer. In fact over 80% of the gun is fabricated from carbon fiber rein-forced injection molded polymer. Of course using new lightweight materials in firearms has to be backed up with solid engineering and that′s exactly what UTAS does.
In the UTAS design studio in Bursa, Turkey the firearms design team works with the TEBIS 3-D CAD / CAM computer engineering program to bring a firearms concept to virtual reality. Once individual parts have been fully conceptualized within the computer program, UTAS engineers evaluate the part and recommend the manufacturing process and material. Consequently, all firearms designs are developed in a team approach that integrates design, engineering and manufacturing to produce the best gun for its intended use.
Born from this team approach to manufacturing, the UTS-15 is a close-quarters combat tactical shotgun of only 28" overall length for functionality in the urban battlefield environment, and with a 15 round capacity to bring overwhelming fire-power to bear when needed. A optional built-in LED spotlight and laser night-sight provides point-and-shot night fighting capability, while carbon fiber reinforced polymer construction ensures the UTS-15 will keep working no matter how rough the situation. From conception, to design, to manufacturing, to the battlefield, UTAS delivers.