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SHOT Show: Kalashnikov reborn (video)

20th January 2017 - 01:00 GMT | by Grant Turnbull in Las Vegas

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The AK-47 is an iconic rifle that has shaped warfare for several decades, being utilised on most battlefields by militaries and non-state groups.

Now, Kalashnikov USA is looking to bring the rifle into 21st century with an updated design it is calling the AK Alpha.

On display at this year's SHOT Show in Las Vegas was a prototype of the new rifle, which is slated to be introduced next year.

Owing to sanctions against Russia, Kalashnikov USA now manufactures all of its products in the US and does not import from abroad. A production facility is now up and running

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Grant Turnbull was the editor of Land Warfare International and Digital Battlespace magazines with Shephard …

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