Tuesday, April 30, 2013

A New Kalashikov Assault Rifle For The Russian Military

Russian Military May Soon Adopt New Kalashikov Assault Rifle -- RIA Novosti

MOSCOW, April 30 (RIA Novosti) – The fate of a new Kalashnikov AK-12 assault rifle developed for the Russian army will be decided during the state acceptance trials due to begin in June 2013, Russia's largest firearms manufacturer, Izhmash, said.

“In the interests of the Defense Ministry, Izhmash is working on the modernization of the AK-74 and AK-100 assault rifles in service with the Russian army, as well as developing a [new] standard assault rifle on the AK-12 platform which will undergo state acceptance trials in June 2013,” Izhmash’s chief designer, Vladimir Zlobin said on Monday.

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My Comment: On my last visit to Russia I had the opportunity to test fire the AK 100 series. Wow .... a terribly effective weapon.

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