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Russia commissions two new assault rifles

1st February 2018 - 10:00 GMT | by Alexander Mladenov, Krassimir Grozev in Sofia


The Russian MoD has finally taken a decision to accept two new assault rifles into frontline service, manufactured by Kalashnikov and the Degtarev Plant company. 

Both families are set to be procured in large numbers in two calibre options: 5.43x39 and 7.62x39mm.

The decision was announced in publicly for the first time during a conference held at the Moscow Higher Military Command School, and was also cited in the official Russian MoD newspaper, Red Star.

The information, released at the conference, hinted that the AK-12/15 models manufactured by Kalashnikov will be delivered to the Russian land forces, airborne troops and

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Alexander Mladenov


Alexander Mladenov

Alexander Mladenov is a Shephard correspondent based in Sofia, Bulgaria.

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Krassimir Grozev


Krassimir Grozev

Krassimir is a journalist based in Sofia, Bulgaria

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