The Kalashnikov Concern, as part of the state defense order, delivered the AK-12 assault rifles to the Ministry of Defense ahead of schedule, completely covering its obligations for 2020. This was reported by the press center of the Kalashnikov group of companies.
According to the Kalashnikov Group of Companies, the defense order for the AK-12 assault rifle for 2020 has been completed in full, weapon delivered by the Ministry of Defense. Currently, the production of AK-12 assault rifles has begun as part of an order for 2021.
We completed the implementation of the 2020 state defense order for the AK-12 assault rifle in record time. Arms production in Izhevsk has already begun implementation of the state defense order of 2021. Our priority remains to ensure the country's defense capability and effective interaction with all customers
- said the general director of the group of companies "Kalashnikov" Dmitry Tarasov.
Kalashnikov Concern began deliveries of a new AK-12 assault rifle to the Russian army in December 2018, when the Ministry of Defense received a batch of assault rifles in the amount of 2,5 thousand units. On the adoption of Kalashnikov assault rifles - AK-12 (5,45 mm caliber), AK-15 (7,62 mm), and V. Degtyarev plant - AEK-971 (5,45 mm), AEK -973 (7,62 mm), the military department officially reported in March 2019.
The Ministry of Defense said that in the troops AK-12 caliber 5,45-mm mainly replace the AK-74M. The machine gun was developed within the framework of the “Warrior” program and is included in it as one of the elements of the promising equipment complex of the Russian Armed Forces fighters. AK-12 adopted by all major arms of the military personnel of the combined-arms formations of the Ground Forces, the Airborne Forces and the Marine Corps.
Brief specifications AK-12:
Caliber: mm 5.45x39
Weapon length in combat position: 880-940 mm
Length with folded butt: 690 mm
Barrel length: 415 mm
Weight with empty magazine: 3.5 kg
Rate of Shooting: 700 rounds per minute
Store capacity: 30 cartridges