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Kalashnikov assault rifle: Russian manufacturer in search of a path to recovery ("Asahi Shimbun", Japan)

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Kalashnikov is the name of a person from Russia. This man more than half a century ago invented and designed an automatic weapon, which subsequently spread throughout the world and became known as the Kalashnikov assault rifle. However, the company where it is produced went bankrupt last spring and is now in the process of restructuring.


Lost the United States and Europe, stopped receiving orders

Izhevsk is located in the western part of Russia, not far from the Ural Mountains, the population is approximately 600 thousand people. Ever since the tsarist times, this region was famous as an industrial one, and in the Soviet era it became a place of arms production, after which foreigners were banned from entering this “closed” city.

Over the center of the tower towers. In the red building with columns breath is felt stories. This is a weapons factory "Izhmash", which produces a Kalashnikov assault rifle. The territory of the plant is surrounded by a wall with barbed wire. Referring to the observance of the rules of secrecy, we were not allowed into the plant.

Near the enterprise there is a factory museum. We went inside and ran into a group of 10-ti local primary school students who came on the tour. In the shop windows there are exhibited by the factory old models of automatic rifles, sporting guns for biathlon - only a few hundred units.

Everywhere in the museum are photographs of M. Kalashnikov with numerous awards on his chest, state awards for the best weapons, medals. Museum director Alexei Azovskiy (65 years) and he worked for a long time at the plant in the maintenance department. “Our factory is the oldest weapons factory in Russia. I am proud that I was able to work here, ”he says, straightening his chest.

The plant’s management began to lose ground in the past few years. The main product being manufactured - the Kalashnikov assault rifle - lost its competitiveness after the release of more technically advanced samples of American and European production, and the number of orders decreases every year. Having calculated that for the year before last the company suffered losses on 2,4 billion rubles, the workers' salaries were cut down to 10 thousand rubles per month, which is about one-fourth of the average wage in Russia.

The decisive blow was struck when the Russian army stopped its orders. The year before last, this largest customer, with whom they already had almost kindred relations, stopped sending orders, justifying this by the presence of stocks in warehouses and the obsolescence of weapons. After that, many workers left the company.

Is government support effective?

"Izhmash" was ruined last spring, but the state allocated funds for the restructuring of the enterprise. At the initiative of the Deputy Prime Minister of the Russian Federation, D. Rogozin, the enterprise was transferred to the beginning of the state corporation Russian Technologies, which unites several military production facilities, thus merging Izhmash with other arms manufacturers. The name of this group of companies is also planned to be changed to the world famous brand “Kalashnikov” and try to start everything from the beginning.

“Under the direction of a state-owned company, one can count on international orders,” Alexander Ikmash, interim general director of Izhmash (46 years), who has developed a restructuring plan, inspires confidence in his abilities. However, restructuring a company is not so easy. Now the forces of the enterprise are thrown on the development of a new model of the AK-12 small caliber machine, but it does not go beyond the factory tests for full testing in military units. At best, mass production will take place in five years.

There is also a reverse side of the coin of joining the state group of companies. In a huge organization created by the state, bureaucratic structures from the times of the Soviet Union still remain, their actions are ineffective, as a result of which all deadlines are displaced, the price competitiveness of products is lost due to the low literacy of officials in cost issues, there are other significant problems.

For Russia, weapons are the second most important category of export after gas and oil. Even in the conditions of a decline observed in industry, in the military sphere, Russian products are highly valued on the world market.

After 2000, the Putin government restructured the military industry sector, taking measures to eliminate and consolidate defense enterprises. By assigning strategic status to the military industry, the government struggled to increase its competitiveness.

At the same time, there will always be those who doubt the need for such a method of excessive centralization. The military specialist Litovkin notes the following: “The merged enterprises are greatly exaggerated, it is necessary to urgently carry out staff cuts, optimize surplus equipment, restructuring is associated with overcoming enormous difficulties.” It’s not so easy to leave old Kalashnikov afloat. ”

An endless stream of fakes

“It's sad. And I just tried to create an excellent weapon to protect the Motherland from Nazi Germany, ”Mikhail Kalashnikov (93), who gave an interview to Asahi newspaper about the fact that he himself created the weapon, began to use in all armed conflicts in our the planet.

One of the military experts explains that the worldwide distribution of the Kalashnikov assault rifle was not only easy to use, but also the fact that the USSR distributed this weapon free of charge to the right and left.

In its opposition to NATO, the Soviet Union allowed the production of Kalashnikov in the allies of the Warsaw Pact in Eastern Europe, without taking any interest on the license. At that time, it was called help "brotherly country."

After the collapse of the Soviet Union, these special contracts came to an end, after which some countries began to pay for the use of a license, but almost all the funds began to flow into the state budget of Russia, and not the Izhmash company. In addition, there are still countries that continue to produce automatic without any extension of contracts after the collapse of the USSR.

There are a lot of complete fakes of the Kalashnikov assault rifle because of the simplicity of the design. Therefore, the bankruptcy of the original developer and manufacturer does not mean the disappearance of his main child from the scene of armed conflict around the world.
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  1. Botanologist
    Botanologist 18 March 2013 17: 12 New
    16
    What kind of super duper perfect examples of small arms appeared in America and Europe? M-16 or what?
    1. Alexei
      Alexei 18 March 2013 17: 27 New
      +6
      Quote: Botanologist
      M-16 or what?

      Not just M-16, but M-16 with different bells and whistles, and do not care that it is afraid of the dirt of water and any shake-up (which is not found in the war), it is always the best. smile
      1. Vadivak
        Vadivak 18 March 2013 20: 28 New
        +3
        Quote: .... countries began to pay for the use of the license, but almost all of the funds began to go to the state budget of Russia, and not to Izhmash. [/ Quote


        It’s like where the dog rummaged, well, that we don’t get used to it

        Let’s follow, for example, the evolution of budget money in the department of Mr. Serdyukov. So, the Ministry of Defense in the person of Serdyukov signed a contract with JSC Voentorg for washing property at a price of 39 rubles 97 kopecks. On the same day, Voentorg OJSC concludes with a certain Avesta LLC, created in July 2011 and not having a single laundry, a subcontract for the provision of washing services at a price of 38 rubles 68 kopecks. That is, only for transferring this contract from one hand to another, without directly leaving the table at which the contracts are signed, Voentorg receives 1 ruble 29 kopecks FROM EACH WASHED KILOGRAM!

        Further, Avesta LLC already concludes a bunch of subcontracts with firms that, in turn, conclude contracts with specific laundry combines. Such is the "multistage" scheme. At the same time, at any stage any miracles are possible, and, characteristically, nobody guarantees the quality of services promised by Mr. Serdyukov.

        The most interesting thing here is that, five years ago, before the establishment of Voentorg OJSC and its subsidiaries Avesta LLC, laundries accepted army property for washing at the price of 19 – 21 rubles per kilogram, and they accept it. And in the contracts concluded by the subcontractors of “Avesta”, of all kinds of Aqualab LLC and so on KvAquab, there is a figure that is not much different from the one that was 5 years ago.

        For the same Krasnodar Territory, it is 25 rubles per kilogram of soldier's underwear in the 2012 year. It remains only to ask, but where did the 14 rubles 97 rubles go from each kilogram of linen washed “on the side”? After all, Voentorg from the Defense Ministry of the Russian Federation received a contract worth nine billion nine hundred eighty six million five hundred thirty thousand one hundred sixty rubles with an agreed price of 39 rubles 97 kopecks per kilogram. But at the output of something 25 rubles per kilogram! Where did 14 rubles 97 kopecks evaporate?

        Does it not work if you call a spade a spade, that 27% of the amount of the contract for the "postirushki" for the RF Armed Forces simply go to "rollback" or, more precisely, are stolen?
    2. ShturmKGB
      ShturmKGB 18 March 2013 17: 30 New
      +6
      These are “Baby” and “Fat Man” dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki, kneeling Japan, killing self-esteem and making Japan a US satellite! Let the Americans be driven away from Okinawa and pursue their own policies, and not the Americans lick their boots!
    3. elmi
      elmi 18 March 2013 18: 24 New
      +2
      This article is copied from the site http://www.inosmi.ru/army/20130315/206978980.html
      1. Smirnov Vadim
        Smirnov Vadim 18 March 2013 18: 30 New
        +2
        Quote: elmi

        This article is copied from the site http://www.inosmi.ru/army/20130315/206978980.html


        So what? There is a link under the article.
        1. elmi
          elmi 18 March 2013 18: 48 New
          +2
          Quote: Vadim Smirnov
          So what? There is a link under the article.

          It turns out any forum member can throw any article here?
          1. Smirnov Vadim
            Smirnov Vadim 18 March 2013 19: 12 New
            +4
            But not all post.
    4. Reddragon
      Reddragon 18 March 2013 18: 25 New
      10
      Quote: Botanologist
      What kind of super duper perfect examples of small arms appeared in America and Europe?

      Probably the German HC series? I don’t remember anything else ... Well, the Tabor is Jewish yet (but this is far from Europe)

      up to 10 thousand rubles a month, which is approximately one fourth of the average wage in Russia.

      Average salary 40 thousand in the country belay This is where such a country is, I’ll move there(sarcasm)
      1. papas-57
        papas-57 18 March 2013 19: 52 New
        +3
        I also want such a salary
        1. Strezhevchanin
          Strezhevchanin 18 March 2013 21: 21 New
          +4
          [quote = RedDragoN]
          [quote = papas-57]
          Yes, no question guys! Come to the north, learn at the pom-borax and drill oil ahead. It even comes to 100t per month.
      2. djon3volta
        djon3volta 18 March 2013 20: 03 New
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        Quote: RedDragoN
        Average salary 40 thousand in the country

        that’s the whole trick of the article. It’s not automatic, but the Japanese envied that the average salary in Russia is almost 1300 dollars, therefore he wrote a bad article and Kalashnikov. If there was an average salary in Russia as in the 90s, then he praised the machine gun.
        1. Vladimirets
          Vladimirets 18 March 2013 20: 14 New
          +5
          Quote: djon3volta
          that’s the whole trick of the article. It’s not automatic, but the Japanese envied that the average salary in Russia is almost 1300 dollars, therefore he wrote a bad article and Kalashnikov. If there was an average salary in Russia as in the 90s, then he praised the machine gun.

          I tried to understand your logical conclusions, but the brain began to boil and freeze.
          1. Vadivak
            Vadivak 18 March 2013 20: 30 New
            +3
            Quote: Vladimirets
            but the brain began to boil and freeze.


            Need a reboot, sorry I will fast
        2. Corsair
          Corsair 18 March 2013 20: 51 New
          +2
          Bury early, gentlemen, the Japanese! Russia and the peoples who inhabit it, more than once, showed the wondered world the miracles of the resurrection of the state and society. Our voice in the world is growing stronger, our economy is growing and with IZhmash everything will be yaksha! yes
        3. Corsair
          Corsair 18 March 2013 22: 24 New
          0
          Bury early, gentlemen, the Japanese! Russia and the peoples who inhabit it, more than once, showed the wondered world the miracles of the resurrection of the state and society. Our voice in the world is growing stronger, our economy is growing and with IZhmash everything will be yaksha! yes
        4. Ribwort
          Ribwort 19 March 2013 10: 05 New
          0
          Quote: djon3volta
          ... the Japanese envied ...

          Probably it was a sick Japanese. On the whole head.
          Quote: djon3volta
          that in Russia the average salary is almost 1300 dollars

          Let's digress for a moment from the Japanese ...
    5. Explore
      Explore 18 March 2013 21: 07 New
      +2
      Why so?
      Maybe FN SCAR (Belgium), G-36 and HK 416 (Germany), X95 (Israel), Beretta ARX-160 (Italy), XM8 (USA-Germany) and FN Mk.16 / 17 SCAR (USA-Belgium).

      Perspective models of weapons of the future use everything, but nobody has yet succeeded in creating a model that meets all the requirements of weapons of the future.
  2. qwertynsan
    qwertynsan 18 March 2013 17: 22 New
    0
    maybe Kalash 100 series?))))))
    wink
  3. avt
    avt 18 March 2013 17: 26 New
    +4
    They won’t wait like the Kuril Islands, even if we lose as in 1905 we will return as 1945. ----------- One of the military experts explains that the worldwide distribution of the Kalashnikov assault rifle was served not only by ease of use, but also by the fact that the USSR distributed these weapons free of charge to the right and left .------- --- Oh, these treacherous Russians. laughing Not that these ,, peacemakers "are distributors of democracy and human rights wherever there is oil.
  4. JonnyT
    JonnyT 18 March 2013 17: 27 New
    10
    What is the use of fakes? The quality is ... oh! And you won’t have time to make a thousand shots ..... Russian weapons are, above all, quality and durability! None of the countries producing AKs can compete with Russia on these criteria
    1. Joker
      Joker 18 March 2013 18: 46 New
      +1
      I would argue hi We now have no quality at all, the Americans have a hundred times better weapons, and of the quality, the durability is already appropriate. That’s what we’re not going to do, is reliability, otherwise we still have to work and work. At least to replace the ancient machines with new ones, even to buy them abroad. How do you think this is the 21 plant of the century in the photo?
      1. djon3volta
        djon3volta 18 March 2013 20: 07 New
        +2
        Quote: Joker
        Is this a 21st century plant in the photo?

        and there are no other photos? otherwise there are many lovers of Russia who demativators sculpt killed roads, hinting that there are killed roads all over Russia. why do not create demotivators where high-quality roads? there are such roads. this is an information war against Russia.
        1. Vadivak
          Vadivak 18 March 2013 20: 39 New
          +3
          Quote: djon3volta
          why do not create demotivators where quality roads


          A bit of history

          Now our roads are bad
          Bridges forgotten rot,
          At the stations bugs and fleas
          Do not give a minute to sleep;
          Pushkin

          Our roads are eye garden:
          Trees, with turf shaft, ditches;
          Works many, many glories,
          Yes, it is a pity, sometimes there is no passage.
          Vyazemsky

          Nicholas I - supposedly in the original, this phrase sounded like this for the first time: "B .... d, yes, in Russia there are only two troubles - fools and bad roads!"
        2. Joker
          Joker 18 March 2013 22: 43 New
          +1
          and what other photos are not?

          Well, here I am, I search for everything through a search engine, enter the "Izhmash plant" which falls, and I post it. As you can see the same tables are ancient as in the first photo. Century 21 factory called.
          1. Xunta
            Xunta 19 March 2013 13: 16 New
            0
            Well, the tact of a hand-built gun is an order of magnitude better and better than a serial ... and more expensive ..
        3. Ribwort
          Ribwort 19 March 2013 10: 09 New
          0
          Quote: djon3volta
          hinting that roads were killed all over Russia.

          Come on, be modest. They speak plain text !!!
          Quote: djon3volta
          because there are such roads.

          Well of course! To Rublevka, for example ... And also to Russky Island, where the summit was, well, in Sochi ... Let us ONLY show these.
      2. Vladimirets
        Vladimirets 18 March 2013 20: 17 New
        +7
        Quote: Joker
        Do you think this is a 21st century plant in the photo?

        You have not yet seen the conditions in which Italian shtuzhniki work, the weapon of which costs thousands of green thousands for 100.
        1. Joker
          Joker 18 March 2013 22: 41 New
          +1
          You have not yet seen the conditions in which Italian shtuzhniki work, the weapon of which costs thousands of green thousands for 100.

          Oh Zhen, well, of course, you compared, they collect one barrel for how long, all handmade, and we have a conveyor with deadlines.
      3. Shoma-1970
        Shoma-1970 18 March 2013 20: 51 New
        +8
        Joker:

        H. Jacker, why doesn’t our weapons break, and the American wedge in, if a hungry soldier is far away far away? hi
        1. Joker
          Joker 18 March 2013 22: 36 New
          +3
          Quote: Shoma-1970
          H. Jacker, why doesn’t our weapons break, and the American wedge in, if a hungry soldier is far away far away?

          And this is a question for the inventors, we have a large distance between the parts, and the M-16 is small, so ours is not so afraid of getting sand or dirt into the mechanisms. For this accuracy suffers. Not so M-16 is bad, the latest modifications are quite acceptable in terms of reliability, not like AK, of course, but soldiers are not afraid of bunches. laughing In addition, there are FN Scar and other automata that, with good reliability, have high accuracy. Many say they say why the modularity of the AK, nafig it is needed in battle, just pay attention to our specialists, they have one mechanism from AK, the rest is redone and all have collimators, LC and other buns, apparently this is important, and not junk as unnecessary many think. At the moment, we are lagging behind the United States in arming the soldiers, I’m subscribed to the American channel, they post videos of gunfights in Afghanistan, from the 200 video once only jammed the Belgian machine gun, which is already talking about something. We have the same weapons since the times of the USSR, the old optics on rifles is old, there are few snipers, AK is reliable, but not modulated, heavy compared to M-4 which is now the main machine in the US, and not M-16, AK has lower accuracy, higher returns. In general, the work is still the sea.
          1. Xunta
            Xunta 19 March 2013 13: 19 New
            0
            "In addition, there are FN Scar and other machines that, with good reliability, have high accuracy" and HIGH VALUE ... and on AK you just need to attach the Picatini bar with high quality. The same kalimator sight will give more convenience and accuracy than a deep modernization of the machine.
      4. Vadivak
        Vadivak 18 March 2013 21: 00 New
        +3
        Quote: Joker
        At least replace the old machines with new ones, x

        VAZ 2101 with 1968, with modifications until April, 2012 was produced while there was demand, it also seems to happen with Kalash
        1. Joker
          Joker 18 March 2013 22: 38 New
          -1
          Quote: Vadivak
          VAZ 2101 with 1968, with modifications until April, 2012 was produced while there was demand, it also seems to happen with Kalash

          Yeah, the main thing is that, as with Avtovaz, it did not work when demand was gone, and only old machines and zero new ideas remained.
          1. Vadivak
            Vadivak 19 March 2013 09: 04 New
            +1
            Quote: Joker
            the main thing is that as with AvtoVAZ it doesn’t work when the demand has disappeared, and only the old machines and zero new ideas remain.


            The driven horse theory in action.
      5. Region65
        Region65 19 March 2013 07: 45 New
        +2
        probably because of “no Russian quality” in the USA whole clubs of Saigi lovers have already started up, Izhevsk weapons are being purchased for police units (and not only in the USA), and it is precisely because of this “poor quality” that AKs are still being fired around the world Yes, and Mosin’s rifle is still in the hands of many, the only thing that washes scattered from age are changing for a new one and that’s all))) it’s precisely because of the “poor-quality” weapons of Russia that the pin of Dorylitsa and their NATO boasts in the very first days of the occupation of Iraq were rearmament Soviet and Russian oizvodstva.
      6. JonnyT
        JonnyT 25 March 2013 11: 56 New
        +1
        To create an AK, this is enough ......... speaking about quality, I mostly had in mind metal. Weapon steel from which the barrel itself is made is very good.
        For example, a Kalashnikov assault rifle made on modern machines in factories in Bulgaria suffers from terrible overheating. During intense shooting, due to heating, elements of the machine itself may catch fire or melt !!!! I’m silent about China, everything is clear ....
        If the original raw materials are g .... but, then no super machines will help.
        .
  5. queen
    queen 18 March 2013 17: 30 New
    -1
    Twenty years, Etozh had to bring the country sad
  6. MRomanovich
    MRomanovich 18 March 2013 17: 45 New
    0
    Quote: Botanologist
    What kind of super duper perfect examples of small arms appeared in America and Europe? M-16 or what?

    Of course, their samples are not super-duper, but they have occupied a considerable part of the civilized market. If in this matter it is understandable with European models, then the Americans, again with their AR family, at first glance, somehow do not fit, but only at first glance. Firstly, the American branches of these firms had a hand in creating some European designs. Secondly, the same models from the AR family have a fairly wide geography, if as a main weapon they are few in number, then as an additional (special forces, etc.) in many armies of the world.
  7. VadimSt
    VadimSt 18 March 2013 17: 47 New
    +2
    Quote: avt
    Do not wait like the Kuril Islands


    And here the Kuril Islands? There is nothing political in the article. A statement of the long-known facts and realities.
  8. танк
    танк 18 March 2013 17: 51 New
    +6
    Paradox, the factory producing the best automatic machine in the WORLD-bankrupt, who do not believe anyone !!! These uneducated officials eb ... you need and in the tail and mane without ceremony!
  9. MRomanovich
    MRomanovich 18 March 2013 17: 57 New
    +7
    Quote: tank
    Paradox, the plant that produces the best automatic machine in the WORLD-bankrupt, tell someone they will not believe !!!

    someone needed it and profitable
  10. Check
    Check 18 March 2013 18: 06 New
    +4
    it seems to me that AK will be produced and used even when I’ll run everything with laser guns))
  11. Cpa
    Cpa 18 March 2013 18: 22 New
    0
    It is just necessary for state sponsors to be directly subordinate to the Ministries, under the personal responsibility of the Minister. Let the Ministry of Defense manage Kalash, draw up TK, and accept, on the basis of what is adopted, change the combat charter.
    And now they drove everyone into one corral like Rostec rams and it’s releasing Lada, Kalash, radio stations and satellites, “seven have a child without an eye”
  12. d.gksueyjd
    d.gksueyjd 18 March 2013 18: 23 New
    +3
    The quality of AK production decreased and is inferior to the quality of AK manufactured in the USSR, while the main competitor, China, significantly improved the quality of manufacture at a lower price. To modernize the AK, warehouse, at the manufacturer, which will allow to “load” the plant and at the lowest cost will increase the possibilities of using the AK. The main advantage of AK, reliability and simplicity. It is necessary to modify the aiming system, change the butt, install a new generation of silencers-compensators, improve the bayonet-knife, change the color in shops and strengthen the mouth of the feeder., While there is no need to change the design of the AK itself.
    1. FIMUK
      FIMUK 18 March 2013 19: 11 New
      +2
      And what after the upgrade, a bunch of serial ak 74 or akm will become 3 \ 4 cm per 100m?
      I’ve bought it the other day (I was looking for it), I wanted a carbine, I really wanted to get akm and I was able to take it in a normal state, I found a caliber 7,63 in the butt of the first category, but I climbed in the butt ..... so a lot of 15-20cm ....
      I will take Chiset under 223 .... It's a shame.
      5.45 * 39 did not even look 1.e stands like a new moment 29.
      2.e ammo 7n22 no * ((
      1. d.gksueyjd
        d.gksueyjd 18 March 2013 20: 24 New
        -2
        STP AK at 100m when shooting from a machine gun less than 5 cm, the rest is your problem (if the AK is not "shot") By the way, most snipes. rifles go on sale after the "shot" High-quality combat SVD 400 - 600 rounds of special ammunition.
        1. FIMUK
          FIMUK 19 March 2013 12: 46 New
          0
          this is what ak with such a bunch? even in the literature they write that for single samples ak 47, that is, for those that have a completely milled box and the shaft is not fixed with a pin, but a heap was screwed on the thread less than 4 cm.
          What you wrote does SKS from the machine with the condition that it is not ushatany.
          ......
          Threat in general a question for connoisseurs (experienced) with akm or ak 74m, can you shoot accurately at a distance of 200-300 meters at a chest target?
          I tried with AKM to shoot with sight 3 under the target slice .... in general, the result was not very. that is, almost never hit the center of the target, clinging more than the edge.
    2. Vladimirets
      Vladimirets 18 March 2013 20: 22 New
      0
      Quote: d.gksueyjd
      change color in stores

      Too shy to ask, why?
  13. 1st_user
    1st_user 18 March 2013 18: 52 New
    0
    I did not understand: yes, indeed, there was a restructuring. But as far as I know, it is long over, and very promising. What are the Japanese, slopoki ??? Does it take them long? Bueee ...
  14. FIMUK
    FIMUK 18 March 2013 19: 57 New
    +2
    the Japs must have been upset that they couldn’t like to buy up all the AKs in Russian warehouses for a penny and melt into samurai swords *))
  15. bunta
    bunta 18 March 2013 20: 12 New
    +2
    Quote: FIMUK
    Referring to the observance of the rules of secrecy, we were not allowed into the territory of the plant.

    Ale Japanese! Look here. This is our secret.
    1. bunta
      bunta 18 March 2013 23: 02 New
      +1
      Destruction of a masterpiece of Russian architecture in Izhevsk amid Medvedev’s demagogy ..

      Photo from LJ Vasily Kryukov. And a lot of secret photos and information (for the Japanese).


      http://kwas-1972.livejournal.com/93823.html
  16. Geisenberg
    Geisenberg 18 March 2013 21: 15 New
    0
    And why are there so many minuses? Does anyone have something against Kalashnikov?
    1. ausguck
      ausguck 18 March 2013 21: 43 New
      +2
      Quote: Geisenberg
      And why are there so many minuses? Does anyone have something against Kalashnikov?

      Nobody has anything against Kalash, everything is against the curve of the flow of information ...
  17. varyag
    varyag 18 March 2013 21: 16 New
    +7
    You have to love your weapon!

    Lyubov Kalashnikova

    I'm reliable in any dirt
    In a fight and in a love affair.
    My cold look is terrifying.
    The best machine!

    Failsafe and convenient.
    The hilt in your palm
    With grated varnish, tight grip.
    In a word, a faithful machine!

    Like a paper barrier
    Everything sweeps the wave of the butt.
    For your enemies, I am hell.
    Your favorite machine gun!

    Gunpowder can not be compared with gasoline.
    Thirty times from the store
    Any outfit in the sieve
    Hole machine!

    Frost frost passion
    Lies on the Picatinny rail.
    Collimator capture
    Provide a machine!

    And more - Fuse!
    I love, but not an amateur
    Beat fate at random -
    I am a dangerous machine gun!

    Believe it! Love is just what you need
    Your Kalashnikov is a weapon,
    Pulling the shutter back
    Your defender is automatic!
  18. ausguck
    ausguck 18 March 2013 21: 42 New
    +1
    Well .... an ordinary foreign article, like the author more or less owns a question, at least it’s clear that he rummaged in infe at one time, but the conclusions for some reason get some hellish clumsy .... mentality or something such, I do not understand ...
  19. DDR
    DDR 18 March 2013 21: 55 New
    +1
    I would love to hold my old and native AKS in my hands! About ten years after the service he remembered his number. soldier
    1. saygon66
      saygon66 18 March 2013 22: 46 New
      0
      - AKM is better! AKS all the time fingers butt bite strives .... laughing
  20. saygon66
    saygon66 18 March 2013 22: 42 New
    0
    - The Japanese themselves have nothing to brag about in this regard! The Japanese Self-Defense Forces are armed with the HOWA Typ 89 assault rifle under the NATO cartridge 5,56 X 45.
  21. amp
    amp 18 March 2013 22: 44 New
    -1
    Japs are just jealous.
    they themselves do not know how to make small arms (and indeed weapons).
  22. Algor73
    Algor73 18 March 2013 23: 11 New
    +2
    It is necessary to perceive reality - well, the plant will not produce an automatic machine in previous batches, the Moscow Region will not forever buy it. Progress is coming. Yes, the machine is good. But ... For the 21st century. And storing it is also not reasonable.
    1. FIMUK
      FIMUK 19 March 2013 12: 53 New
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      Here is our marketing ... pay attention to the location of the sight.
  23. kontrol
    kontrol 18 March 2013 23: 32 New
    +1
    the difference is that the Yankees impose their weapons, and we propose. and since they have more “friends”, they’re worth their m-16, and m-4 for everyone. marketing, damn it.
  24. axvv70
    axvv70 19 March 2013 00: 28 New
    +1
    "The city of Izhevsk is located in the western part of Russia, not far from the Ural Mountains, the population is about 600 thousand people. Since the tsarist times, this region was famous as an industrial region, and in the Soviet era it became a place for the production of weapons."
    Even before the Soviet era, he justifiably produced weapons ... a hundred years with a big hook)))).

    "A tower rises above the city center. In a red building with columns you can feel the breath of history. This is the Izhmash arms factory, which produces a Kalashnikov assault rifle."
    Maybe this is the center, but this tower is far from an architectural dominant. The author would go to Izhevsk.
  25. SHOGUN
    SHOGUN 19 March 2013 01: 14 New
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    Something of relatives to the blizzard! belay Of course, the media conducts an information blockade of Russia, often showing continuous, sucked-out nonsense from a finger. For all that, from the words of Kalashnikov, everyone writes in boiling water. Unfortunately in Japan, it is forbidden to have firearms. A rare exception when people are lucky enough to get a hunter certificate. But these lucky ones are still forced to keep their guns at the police station. And going hunting is a very complicated operation. I will say this: that there is no weapon that would be loved more than AK and SVD. And if you became lucky and saw VSS Vintorez alive and there is even a photo or video confirmation of that. Be sure that you will never again be able to experience a stronger sense of self-superiority over others. Of course, if you do not take pictures on the background of the MIG-29 or SU 27 bully
  26. tanit
    tanit 19 March 2013 07: 37 New
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    Press Release March 11, 2013
    Izhmash received a license for the development and production of ammunition


    NPO Izhmash received a license from the Federal Service for Defense Orders for the development, production and sale of ammunition. For the 205-year history of the largest arms company in Russia, a similar license appeared for Izhmash for the first time.

    In accordance with the license, the company will be able to develop and produce ammunition of caliber up to 30 mm. This will allow NPO Izhmash to more effectively conduct development work on the creation of promising models of civilian and military weapons.

    “Now Izhmash will be able not only to develop products for existing types of cartridges, but will also design entire rifle complexes of weapons-ammunition,” said Vladimir Zlobin, chief designer of the enterprise.

    First of all, high-precision ammunition for sports and sniper weapons will be developed and produced. Currently, the Izhmash is already developing three rifle systems, including the AK-12.

    "Izhmash" - the largest Russian manufacturer of automatic combat and sniper weapons, guided artillery shells, as well as a wide range of civilian products: hunting rifles, sporting rifles, machine tools and tools. The company was founded in 1807. Izhmash products are shipped to 27 countries of the world, including the United States, Great Britain, Germany, Norway, Italy, Canada, Kazakhstan and Thailand.

    Rostec is a Russian corporation established in 2007 to promote the development, production and export of high-tech industrial products for civilian and military purposes. It consists of 663 organizations, of which 8 holding companies are currently formed in the military-industrial complex, 5 - in civilian industries. Rostec organizations are located on the territory of 60 constituent entities of the Russian Federation and supply products to markets in more than 70 countries of the world. Net profit in 2011 amounted to 45,6 billion rubles, tax deductions to the budgets of all levels reached 100 billion rubles.
  27. bashkort
    bashkort 19 March 2013 08: 26 New
    +1
    If another stsuka says something bad about our Kalash, I’ll break it like a heating pad. He saved my life (and not only me). Can you even imagine what a melee is? And at medium distances? when half of the platoon put in the pants, because this is their first fight?
  28. cvx
    cvx 19 March 2013 08: 37 New
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    Referring to the observance of the rules of secrecy, we were not allowed into the factory

    Access control at the enterprise. Not only the Japanese are not allowed to go there without a pass. Is it not so in Japan?
    1. bunta
      bunta 19 March 2013 09: 39 New
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      Quote: cvx
      Access control at the enterprise. Not only the Japanese are not allowed to go there without a pass.

      The guys from Beretta were allowed. When they saw what was happening there they said - "go in your ear." Since then, foreigners are not allowed. And the noise on Beret was the same:

      http://rus.ruvr.ru/2010/05/25/8444179/
  29. albert
    albert 19 March 2013 09: 06 New
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    What does envy torment the Japanese? Let them then talk about their "ingenious" weapons that are used around the world.
  30. Damask
    Damask 11 May 2013 15: 46 New
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    Brilliant weapons ak