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First Armenian-made AK-103s set for delivery

24th August 2020 - 09:59 GMT | by The Shephard News Team


The first batch of 1,000 domestically made AK-103 Kalashnikov assault rifles is ready to be delivered to the Armenian Army, according to government-run media.

Public Radio of Armenia reported on 21 August that Artak Davtyan, chairman of the Military Industrial Committee and ex-Chief of the General Staff of the Armenian Armed Forces, visited the Neutron GAM factory where the AK-103s are assembled and undergo quality control checks.

Davtyan said the rifles will be sent to an armed forces depot before onward delivery to military units for combat duty.

The 7.62mm-calibre AK-103 is also licence-produced in Saudi Arabia. It has a 30-round magazine with a rate of fire of 600rpm.

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