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May 28, 2021

Rosoboronexport delivers SR.3M assault rifles to foreign partner

The Rosoboronexport SR.3M assault rifle can defeat non-armoured vehicles and live targets protected with Crisat type body armour.

Russian state-owned company Rostec’s Rosoboronexport has delivered 9mm SR.3M modernised compact assault rifles to a foreign partner.

Details about the foreign client, value or quantity of the assault rifles supplied have not been disclosed.

Rostec Central Research Institute for Precision Machine Building (TSNIITOCHMASH) has developed the rifle.

Intended for use by the arming special forces, the modernised compact assault weapon is equipped with a removable silencer and an optical sight.

According to Rosoboronexport , the modernised version SR.3M comes with a barrel length of just 136mm for special SP5 and SP6 9x39mm cartridges. It has a muzzle velocity of 310m/s.

This design makes the weapon suitable for short-distance combat operations, especially in dense urban areas.

Rostec Weapons cluster said: “The main feature of the assault rifle is its removable silencer, which allows transforming an assault rifle for short-range combat into a full-fledged sniper rifle in the field, capable of effectively hitting targets at distances of over 300m.

“The reliability and ease-of-use of the weapon, as well as the ability to install special equipment such as night and sniper sights, make our weapons famous and popular all over the world.

Rosoboronexport has signed a new supply contract for the SR.3M assault rifles with a foreign partner.”

With a magazine for 30 rounds, the 3.2kg compact assault rifle SR.3M can be used with or without the silencer and folded or unfolded butt.

Recently, Rosoboronexport completed the delivery of underwater pistols and assault rifles to an undisclosed foreign partner.

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