Results of New Rifles Testing for Russian Army to Be Announced on November 25


The completion of tests of infantry grenade launchers for the Russian army, which involve the rifles of “Kalashnikov” and Degtyarev plant, is scheduled for November 25. It was told to TASS by the high-ranking source in the Russian defense industry.

“We expect to conduct comparative tests until 25 November. This day it is supposed to announce the results of the tests,” said the source. He recalled that the trials involve an AK-12 and an upgraded sniper rifle Dragunov SVD-M developed by the concern “Kalashnikov”, machine gun AEK-971 developed by Degtyarev plant, as well as machine-automatic grenade launcher AGS-30M from the Tula Instrument Design Bureau.

Earlier, the head of “Rostec” (which includes “Kalashnikov”) Sergey Chemezov said that the winner of the competition for the new automatic weapons for the Russian army will be known before the end of the year.


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