The first batch of Kalashnikov AK-12 assault rifles, adopted for service in 2018, entered the Eastern Military District. According to the BBO press service, the reconnaissance units of the combined arms army in the Amur Region will receive new machines.
The first batch of the latest AK-12 Kalashnikov assault rifles entered service with the scouts of the combined arms army of the Eastern Military District in the Amur Region. In the near future, military personnel will carry out sighting and maintenance at combined arms training ranges weapons
- They said in the district, adding that up to this point the AK-12 did not enter the BBO.
As the Ministry of Defense previously reported, the parties of new AK-12 assault rifles received, in particular, special forces brigades in Togliatti and the Krasnodar Territory, as well as the 6th combined-arms army of the Western Military District, and about 1 thousand AK-12 received the First tank army.
According to the plans of the Russian military, in 2020, the armed forces should receive 40 thousand new AK-12 assault rifles.
Recall that the Kalashnikov assault rifles AK-12 (5,45 mm) and AK-15 (7,62 mm), as well as AEK-971 (5,45 mm) and AEK-973 (7,62 mm) were adopted in 2018, after lengthy tests for inclusion in the combat equipment “Warrior”.