Kalashnikov Concern Honored with Prestigious Awards
Russia’s Kalashnikov Concern has been awarded the Pride of the Motherland for its AK-103 assault rifle in the category ‘Industrial-Technical Products’ and the honorary prize for its Saiga-12 hunting rifle in the category ‘Industrial Products for Population’. The awards ceremony took place on February 11 in Moscow.
“We are especially proud of becoming the best company in Russia thanks to willingness and commitment of our team to changes and innovations in line with the strategy of development. Our win in the competition 100 Best Goods of Russia demonstrating the best products of domestic manufacturers reconfirms the high level of quality and competitiveness of our weapons in Russia and abroad,” Kalashnikov Concern Director General Alexey Krivoruchko said.
The AK-101 assault rifle is an export version of the Kalashnikov AK-74M assault rifle. The main difference between AK-101 and AK-74M consists in the used ammunition. The Saiga-12 hunting rifle is characterized by reliability, perfect precision and high accuracy.