RPK-16 with interchangeable barrel will be presented at the Army-2016 exhibition
Press Service of Concern JSC "Kalashnikov" confirms reports that the concern's specialists have developed a new machine gun and will present it to the public in the near future. We are talking about a light modular type machine gun. Small weapon has a removable barrel and can be used as an automatic (assault) rifle.
Concern CEO Alexei Krivoruchko told IA TASS that in “Kalashnikov” they express the hope that the new light machine gun will be to the liking of the Russian servicemen, and the Defense Ministry of the Russian Federation will eventually make an order for a party of small arms of the new sample.
The statement by Alexei Krivoruchko contains information that the machine gun is called RPK-16 and has a caliber 5,45 mm. According to the general director of the concern, this weapon is distinguished by a high-quality combination of shooting accuracy, dimensions, mass and versatility of combat use.
RPK-16 will be presented at the Army-2016 military-technical forum in Patriot Park. The forum will begin its work on Tuesday 6 September.
The machine gun can be effectively used, for example, in conditions of intensive hostilities in a populated area.
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