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Kazakhstan plans to launch licensed production of Kalashnikov assault rifles


Kazakhstan plans to launch licensed production of Kalashnikov assault rifles. As reported on the website of the Ministry of Industry and Infrastructure Development of the Republic, the production of automatic rifles will begin this year.

Kazakhstan is launching licensed production of Kalashnikov assault rifles in two calibers at once. It is planned to produce AK-12 caliber 5,45 mm and AK-15 caliber 7,62 mm. The volumes of the planned production are not reported, it is also not yet known whether the republic will produce machine guns for export following the example of India, or will it limit itself to deliveries to its army.

The production site for the production of AK will be one of the largest enterprises in the machine-building industry of Kazakhstan - the Tynys plant, which is part of the Kazakhstan Engineering company, located in the Akmola region of the republic.

During the year, Kokshetau plans to start production of Kalashnikov assault rifles of the 2015 model

- the press service of the ministry says.

The fact that Kazakhstan intends to launch licensed production of Kalashnikov assault rifles was reported last year. In general, within the framework of the MAKS-2021 international air show held in July, a number of contracts and agreements were signed between Russian and Kazakh companies, providing not only for the production of AK-12 and AK-15. According to the ministry, Kazakhstan intends to produce a new LMS-901 "Baikal" light-engine aircraft, which is replacing the An-2 "Kukuruznik", to assemble Mi-171Sh helicopters, to launch the production of ammunition, although what calibers are not indicated.

In addition, Kazakhstan is implementing several more projects related to Western companies, in particular, it is creating a service center for servicing Airbus aircraft.
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  1. riwas
    riwas 9 February 2022 08: 24
    Kazakhstan plans to launch licensed production of Kalashnikov assault rifles

    So many produced both with and without a license, but the machines produced in Russia are valued in the world first of all.
    1. ssergey1978
      ssergey1978 9 February 2022 08: 30
      Well, why is the Bulgarian Arsenal in price. GDR quality.
      1. d1975
        d1975 9 February 2022 08: 36
        The video is full of GDR plastic not ice. The original is the original. It is rarely the other way around.
        1. Zaurbek
          Zaurbek 9 February 2022 08: 54
          Finns were good...
        2. swnvaleria
          swnvaleria 9 February 2022 09: 03
          in the GDR, not only plastic is not ice, they are still very quickly covered with rust for some reason.
    2. Split
      Split 9 February 2022 08: 30
      What is what is .... there was a video on the Kalashnikov media about the worst ak ... I certainly understand that every sandpiper praises his swamp, but nevertheless
    3. Keyser soze
      Keyser soze 9 February 2022 08: 44
      but only machine guns made in Russia are valued in the world.

      Didn't guess. In Shchaty, the Izhevsk Kalash costs two times cheaper than the Arsenal ... laughing
      1. swnvaleria
        swnvaleria 9 February 2022 09: 05
        interesting, how much does the svd cost there? Or a tiger?
      2. Johnson Smithson
        Johnson Smithson 9 February 2022 09: 56
        And where are the Izhevsks? in the USA they sell Kalash made under license in Florida
  2. Mouse
    Mouse 9 February 2022 08: 32

    Something like this...
    1. Zaurbek
      Zaurbek 9 February 2022 08: 53
      By the way, it is not simple and far from simple. The Finns tried to do it themselves, but there was a lot of marriage and there were problems with reliability. Then they bought a license ..... and Israel bought a license from them.
  3. Shiva83483
    Shiva83483 9 February 2022 08: 34
    I didn’t understand this humor ... is this another participant in the "improvement" of AK? Ali raked all the problems in the state? Let them take care of business, business ...
  4. Basarev
    Basarev 9 February 2022 08: 42
    And of course, Russia will get nothing for the license.
  5. 75 Sergey
    75 Sergey 9 February 2022 08: 49
    And it is NATO to us? Kazakhstan, this Ukraine, no matter how much you feed it, still wants to join NATO. I understand, something old, but the AK-12 is fresh, our competitors in the arms market are not NATO.
  6. Zaurbek
    Zaurbek 9 February 2022 08: 52
    Is there a shortage of AK in KZ? or an army of millions? Here is some kind of PP like Vityaz and a pistol I would have made in their place. And I would have bought a company like Lobaev, for piece rifles.
  7. bald
    bald 9 February 2022 09: 34
    Everything is in the order of things, let them do it, just have to be careful with the metal so that the AK works to the full, well, the subtleties of the details.
  8. Amateur
    Amateur 9 February 2022 17: 09
    And why do they need it? And who are they going to compete with?
    More like a fake.