As stated RIA Novosti President of the Kalashnikov Concern JSC Alan Lushnikov, a prototype of small arms was demonstrated to the commission of the RF Ministry of Defense.
“The approved technical solutions are now being introduced into the design documentation of the machine,” Lushnikov said.
Recall that the first reports of the modernization of the new Kalashnikov appeared in April. The servicemen of the marine brigade of the Black Sea Fleet in the battles for Mariupol told the correspondent of “RG” about what the AK-12 assault rifle is like.
– The machine received Picatinny rails, which allows you to install optical sights, a thermal imager, a flashlight, a target designator, any types of bipods and stops. Folding and length-adjustable buttstock allows you to customize the weapon for yourself personally. The muzzle brake-compensator minimizes the rise of the barrel and reduces recoil, while reducing the flash of the shot, – said the military doctor of the brigade with the call sign “Dima”.
The ability to install sights and bipods made it possible to increase the range of aimed fire to 1000 meters. In addition to the standard box magazine for 30 or 60 rounds, you can use a drum magazine for 96 rounds. The mass of the weapon is three and a half kilograms. According to the Marines, the new AK-12 outperforms other assault rifles, including NATO-improved AK-74s.
Source: Российская газета by rg.ru.
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