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November 12, 2019updated 20 Jan 2020 10:03am

Kalashnikov delivers AK-12 assault rifles to Russian special forces

Kalashnikov Concern has delivered more than 700 latest Kalashnikov AK-12 assault rifles for Russian Special Operations Forces.

Kalashnikov Concern has delivered more than 700 latest Kalashnikov AK-12 assault rifles for Russian Special Operations Forces.

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The new rifles entered service with the Southern Military District forces stationed in the Krasnodar Territory.

In a statement, the Russian Ministry of Defence said: “Compared to its predecessors, it has increased ergonomics, increased accuracy of fire, unique survivability of the barrel, for the production of which new technology is used.”

Kalashnikov Concern designed and manufactured the AK-12 rifle within the framework of the Ratnik programme.

Ratnik is a future infantry combat system designed to enhance the connectivity and combat effectiveness of the Russian Army.

The AK-12 assault rifle entered service with the Russian Armed Forces at the end of last year following testing.

The ministry added that special operations personnel will soon conduct gunfire at the training ground of the Southern Military District.

Kalashnikov began deliveries of the rifle in December last year. The 5.45mm AK-12 will eventually replace the Russian military’s AK-74 rifles.

According to a report in news agency TASS, Russian Armed Forces are expected to receive 112,500 AK-12 rifles by 2021.

In July, Kalashnikov delivered 8,000 units of the assault rifle to the military units of the Central Military District.

Kalashnikov Concern is an affiliate of Kalashnikov Group, which manufactures assault automatic and sniper weapons, guided missiles and other products.

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