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Rostec technology increases service life of firearms

31st May 2019 - 09:30 GMT | by The Shephard News Team

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Rostec’s TSNIITOCHMASH has developed a new technology that increases the service life of automatic firearms and increases their reliability.

The new technology has been tested on sniper and assault rifles.

The breech mechanism design has been redesigned to be fixed in the box, making unwanted hits of the breech mechanism impossible during operation of a firearm. The samples were tested in various combined scenarios: firing in dusty air, in rainy weather and after dragging a firearm on the sand, among others.

Sergey Abramov, Rostec's Conventional Armament, Ammunition and Special Chemistry Cluster industrial director, said: 'The tests showed that a change in the design had increased the reliability of automatic firearms operation and doubled their service life. The capabilities of weapons based on the new technology surpassed the results of weapons which are currently in use.'

According to Rostec, no considerable additional costs are involved in the modification.

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