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Belarus plans to purchase a batch of AK-12 5,45x39 mm assault rifles

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Belarus plans to purchase a batch of AK-12 5,45x39 mm assault rifles

Belarus intends to purchase a batch of new Russian AK-12 assault rifles for testing. This was reported by the press service of the Kalashnikov concern.


The Belarusian military expressed interest in the 12X5,45 mm AK-39 assault rifle, which was adopted by the Russian army in 2018. The Ministry of Defense of the Republic plans to purchase a small batch weapons for comprehensive testing. As explained in the concern, small batches of AK-12 have already been supplied to the military of Kazakhstan and Armenia.

Due to the fact that the AK-12 uses a 5,45 x 39 mm cartridge, those neighboring countries where this caliber is in service are showing interest in it. (...) now Belarus is showing interest in purchasing a small batch for testing

- said in a statement.

The Kalashnikov AK-12 assault rifle was adopted by the main branches of the armed forces of the combined-arms formations of the Ground Forces, the Airborne Forces and the navy in 2018. In the AK-12 troops, the 5,45-mm caliber will mainly replace the AK-74M. The assault rifle was developed as part of the Ratnik program and is included in it as one of the elements of a promising complex for equipping fighters of the RF Armed Forces.

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
Photos used:
Kalashnikov Media
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  1. Prax1
    Prax1 21 February 2021 13: 11
    +10
    So I look at him and think how many bucks we saw on this project.
    In fact, the good old ak with tuning. There is nothing fundamentally new in it.
    Guys are not strongly minus. Just a personal opinion
    1. figwam
      figwam 21 February 2021 13: 16
      +1
      I would like to see an AKV-521 based assault rifle in service.



      1. Runway
        Runway 21 February 2021 13: 22
        +2
        "Solyanka" from FAN, G3, MR, M16 and AK. Commercial wrapper.
        1. figwam
          figwam 21 February 2021 13: 28
          +4
          Quote: WFP
          "Solyanka"

          No, it's just that the top is one hard part, so the accuracy will be higher.
          1. Runway
            Runway 21 February 2021 13: 48
            0
            How! And I thought that accuracy depends on internal and external ballistics, the quality of the ammunition and the skills of the "musketeer" to shoot like a cowboy and run like his horse.
      2. Solid Snake
        Solid Snake 21 February 2021 13: 29
        +1
        This model will not go further than sports, the weight is already prohibitive with such an aper on the platform, which was originally made according to a different constructive scheme.
        1. figwam
          figwam 21 February 2021 13: 33
          0
          Quote: Solid Snake
          the weight is already prohibitive with such an aper on the platform

          While this is only the basis, the weight will be reduced to a serial model, they also understand this.
          1. Solid Snake
            Solid Snake 21 February 2021 13: 39
            +1
            In general, I strongly doubt that the model will go to the army, given that the AK-12 has been adopted for service, in the future it will be a replacement for soap. Only because of the stable bar, no one will consider a machine gun for rearmament. If someone is interested in my opinion - personally, it seems to me that it was possible to limit ourselves to modernization kits from anti-aircraft guns and does not soar.
            1. figwam
              figwam 21 February 2021 14: 16
              0
              Quote: Solid Snake
              In general, I strongly doubt that the model will go to the army

              If it is successful, then why not.
              Already with a curtain and a handle on the left.
      3. lucul
        lucul 21 February 2021 15: 09
        -4
        I would like to see an AKV-521 based assault rifle in service.

        What's the point?
        It's all about the 5.45x39 mm cartridge, it is too weak against most modern body armor. Here either increase the caliber to 7.62 (but not 39mm), or increase the existing cartridge to 5.45 x50 mm.
        All the insufficient accuracy of the Kalash - in bad old cartridges, when it is transferred under the NATO cartridge - the accuracy immediately increases.
    2. Old tanker
      Old tanker 21 February 2021 13: 18
      -4
      Therefore, the National Guard refused to purchase this "masterpiece".
    3. Ingenegr
      Ingenegr 21 February 2021 14: 16
      +3
      Quote: Prax1
      Essentially a good old AK with tuning

      Not really. This tuning made the machine worse than the "good old AK". The changes made are a plus, for sure, for the athletes and "post-fire", and definitely a minus - for the fighters. Not all kinds of special forces, but mass fighters who make victories. Those same yesterday's civilians who will come after the first massacres, will collect the corpses of the special forces and other regular military personnel, figure out what to do and what to do with it, and then win. Ridiculously fancy AK-12s (15/17/19 ..., 200/300/400, etc., etc.) will be thrown to hell together with their inspirers, old dusty AK / AKM / AK will be collected in the bottom of the barrel -74 / AK-74M, and win.
      1. Konnick
        Konnick 22 February 2021 06: 08
        +1
        I remember how I cleaned my AKM after passing an obstacle course after a rainstorm, this design project would have to be washed only with a karcher - so many cracks, dimples and solid sharp corners. But the masterpiece, of course, is a pen for persons with impaired coordination of movement.
        This handle is probably handy for fashionable target-finding, keeping the assault rifle at eye level and looking at the front sight, not at your feet. And I can't imagine how to replace the store by holding on to this appendix, or is it for the freaks who change the store, holding on to the pistol grip.
    4. RUSS
      RUSS 21 February 2021 15: 37
      +1
      Quote: Prax1
      So I look at him and think how many bucks we saw on this project.
      In fact, the good old ak with tuning. There is nothing fundamentally new in it.
      Guys are not strongly minus. Just a personal opinion

      One thing is good that for the sake of the AK-12 they did not ruin another project, namely the AEK-971. Snychas both were adopted.
      1. Quadro
        Quadro 21 February 2021 22: 39
        +2
        Quote: RUSS
        Quote: Prax1
        So I look at him and think how many bucks we saw on this project.
        In fact, the good old ak with tuning. There is nothing fundamentally new in it.
        Guys are not strongly minus. Just a personal opinion

        One thing is good that for the sake of the AK-12 they did not ruin another project, namely the AEK-971. Snychas both were adopted.

        Unfortunately, the A-545 (AEK) will only go to the elite units. In fact, the nasty KK lobby pushed through its miscarriage, despite the fact that the A-545 ALREADY WON the tests and was supposed to be a replacement for the AK.
        1. Droid
          Droid 22 February 2021 20: 44
          0
          Quote: Quadro
          ] But unfortunately, the A-545 (AEK) will only go to the elite units.

          Fortunately, not unfortunately.
          Quote: Quadro
          In fact, the nasty KK lobby pushed through its miscarriage, despite the fact that the A-545 ALREADY WON the tests and was supposed to be a replacement for the AK.

          In fact, Kovrov lost 47 years ago, and then again 35 years ago. And then the ignoramuses got to the big posts and decided to just burn down the competition where there should be only one participant - Kovrov. For this, in fact, it is necessary to plant. It is necessary to say thank you to Zlobin that he did achieve the participation of Izhmash. Despite the fact that the Zlobin design fell through to hell and had to return to the classics, the competition once again showed that balanced automatics are not needed, and in caliber 7,62 it makes no sense at all. And the adoption of the A-545 is a handout, anyway Kovrov will not be able to produce it in quantities due to the lack of production capacity.
    5. Maz
      Maz 21 February 2021 16: 15
      -2
      I don’t understand why not take the microwave as a basis? Left shutter, magazine release button, slide stop, long picatinny rail, double-sided fire translator, telescopic butt ... jumping around the AK like orthodox around dogma

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      1. Konnick
        Konnick 22 February 2021 06: 29
        0
        Why the shutter on the left? By NATO standards? The physiology of the Russian person assumes the use of weapons with the right hand, in contrast to the Anglo-Saxon type, where there are a lot of left-handed people. This is fixed at the genetic level - it can be noticed by those who ride or ride a bicycle, when there is a need to ride with one hand, it is more convenient to steer with the left hand. For example, it is more convenient for me to drive a car with my left hand than with my right. This is due to the fact that our ancestors for thousands of years rode horses, holding the reins in their left hand, and a whip or weapon in their right.
        And I am amused by changing the store with my left hand with twitching the shutter on the right with turning the joint. Let someone who loves to change so much replaces the store in a thick sheepskin coat or pea jacket, probably he will not bend his arm like that.
    6. Maz
      Maz 22 February 2021 09: 49
      -3
      Ak-alpha ... Hanging barrel, butt along the barrel and bolt group, reload handle on either side, magazine reset key, picatinny, cheek, butt plates to choose from, fuse on both sides ... Well, you can't do that, in the 21st century ! Spetsnaz with German vintars runs across Syria
      1. YOUR
        YOUR 23 February 2021 11: 20
        0
        AK-Alpha is Israel.
    7. YOUR
      YOUR 23 February 2021 10: 59
      0


      The AK-74 in the kit for the modernization of the KM-AK "Obves" assault rifles is several times cheaper and is not nearly inferior to the AK-12. Take the body kit and change
  2. Ros 56
    Ros 56 21 February 2021 13: 56
    -2
    And what is there to plan and test, you need to buy and that's it. We are not Banderlog, we won't shove crap on Belarusian brothers.
  3. sir Galant
    sir Galant 21 February 2021 20: 15
    0
    what money will they buy? back to the Russians in the pocket for a non-repayable loan? Stop feeding Lukash! Give me such a loan))))
    1. clerk
      clerk 21 February 2021 21: 03
      0
      And the check do you guarantee the railway and pipeline transit through the territory of the Republic of Belarus, as well as the absence of NATO bases on its territory?
      1. Quadro
        Quadro 21 February 2021 22: 43
        -2
        Quote: clerk
        And the check do you guarantee the railway and pipeline transit through the territory of the Republic of Belarus, as well as the absence of NATO bases on its territory?

        They beat me in the teeth for blackmail, there is no NATO base there, not because of the mustache, even our terpily in power will not chew snot.
        1. clerk
          clerk 21 February 2021 23: 30
          0
          What a formidable you are. Where do you guarantee the preservation of transit?
          1. Quadro
            Quadro 22 February 2021 14: 32
            -2
            Quote: clerk
            What a formidable you are. Where do you guarantee the preservation of transit?

            What have I to do with it? Go talk your ukram nonsense, they might appreciate
            1. clerk
              clerk 22 February 2021 14: 52
              0
              You, as always, have nothing to do with it - you blurted it out in the bushes.
  4. Dmitry Izmalkov
    Dmitry Izmalkov 22 February 2021 12: 01
    +3
    They won't buy this garbage, take it easy