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Concern "Kalashnikov" will be presented in Izhevsk

Today, September 19, on the Day of the Russian gunsmith in Izhevsk, the official presentation of the new Russian Kalashnikov concern will take place. The gunsmith day in Russia is celebrated for the second time. Mikhail Kalashnikov asked for the establishment of this holiday at a meeting with Vladimir Putin in 2010, and already in 2011, this holiday appeared on the Russian calendar of professional dates by presidential decree. Last year, the festival was widely celebrated in Tula. In 2013, it is hosted by the capital of Udmurtia, which is rightfully armory the capital of our country. The main holiday event of the day is the official presentation of the new Russian arms concern Kalashnikov.

The opening ceremony of the concern will be visited by the first persons of Russia, as well as representatives of the national defense industry complex. The initiative to create the Kalashnikov concern belonged to Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin, a little less than a month ago, the concern had already received official registration. At the same time, the legendary Russian gunsmith designer Mikhail Kalashnikov donated to the new concern the right to use his name.

On Wednesday, September 18, Russian President Vladimir Putin paid a business visit to Izhevsk, who personally visited Mikhail Kalashnikov at his home. The creator of the most common weapons on the planet recently suffered a disease, so the meeting was held at home. Kalashnikov himself at the plant in recent times is becoming less common, but the whole plant and the city are first personified with his name. Kalashnikov assault rifles of various series have been manufactured in Izhevsk for more than 60 for more than a few years, and the demand for them has always been high.

Concern "Kalashnikov" will be presented in Izhevsk

From Kalashnikov, Vladimir Putin went to the Izhmash plant, where he personally examined samples of new small arms. He picked up the gun Yarygina, twitched the bolt. Of particular interest to Vladimir Putin was a new set of military equipment called the “Warrior”. The equipment was shown to the president here in the workshops of the plant. True, it was not military men who had to dress in it, but civilian specialists — engineers who were engaged in designing modern weapons.

As Vladimir Putin explained, the “Warrior” kit includes an ammunition for members of an efficient group — the squad commander, sniper, reconnaissance infantryman. In addition, each of them has its own special function, as well as special weapons. For example, a special display is built into the commander's equipment, which displays the actions of all his subordinates. "Warrior" - is a modern military equipment of military personnel, which is also called the equipment of the soldier of the future. This set of equipment combines a set of modern personal protective equipment of a soldier, weapons and ammunition, means of communication.

As the President stressed at a meeting in Izhevsk, modern weapons should be produced in modern enterprises. Today, at Izhmash, you can still find old machines, after using which parts have to be handled in the old manner by hand, while next to them you can also find the most modern equipment. Therefore, the plant was included in the federal targeted program for the modernization of defense enterprises.

The Kalashnikov Concern will unite all the leading arms enterprises of the country, so that very soon the new domestic developments will become famous in the same way as the legendary AK did. The new AK-12 still guesses the features of the world-famous AK-47, but this machine is of a completely different generation. Work on the world's first self-loading carbine with balanced automatics was started at Izhmash, but the Kalashnikov concern will already be releasing the new product. It is reported that the new military AK-12 Russian military will begin to receive in 2014 year.

Increased accuracy of fire, comfortable ergonomics, traditionally high reliability at work - all this distinguishes the AK-12. The machine of the fifth generation is currently undergoing state testing. At present, there are enough new small arms in Russia that have just emerged or are preparing to come out from test benches, but sometimes it can take several years to go from a prototype to a mass-produced product. This time could be reduced by adjusting the structure of the entire Russian arms industry.

The Kalashnikov Concern, which is a vertically integrated structure, was created, among other things, for this purpose. The new Russian arms concern will produce everything - from a bullet to a machine gun, while applying unique scientific and design experience. Konstantin Busygin, general director of Kalashnikov Concern OJSC, noted that: “Firstly, it will be the largest design bureau in Russia, that is, all the best minds of small arms manufacturers will be gathered in one place. There is a necessary production base, if we have our own cartridge production, and we have already obtained a license for this, then everything will be ready. We will be able to complete the cycle from the receipt of the order to loading into the cars. ”

The chief managers of the new concern are counting on the merger process to distribute the work among all the enterprises under its wing. Today, enterprises belonging to the Kalashnikov concern are producing similar models of military and sporting, hunting and civilian weapons. Therefore, we expect to build a single product line and want to specialize enterprises more narrowly, depending on the level of development of technologies and production used in a particular production. For example, Izhmeh has always been distinguished by exact casting - there it is planned to further develop this area. Production of high-quality barrels that meet all the requirements of modern production, it is planned to leave on the basis of the former "Izhmash" and so on, the deputy general director of the Kalashnikov concern told reporters.

At present, the Kalashnikov concern has already included 2, the largest Russian enterprises in the industry, and in the future, Kalashnikov is ready to conquer foreign sales markets and open joint ventures with foreign partners. Another new focus is precision weapons. The Kalashnikov Concern will be engaged in its development together with the Izhevsk Mechanical Plant (Izhmekh), which also became part of the holding. Almost immediately, the company received a very large order from the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation. We are talking about the Whirlwind anti-tank missiles, which are planning to load the capacity of the enterprise before the 2015 year, specifically for this, the plant has already announced a competition to open 300 new vacancies immediately.

It is with the formation of the Kalashnikov concern that they are counting on further development in the domestic pistol industry, so 4 new Russian developments have already been launched in the line. Gunsmith designer Vladimir Yarygin admits that the AK is a true legend, and I hope that our new pistol will also live a very long life. The first batch of products, which will be produced under the Kalashnikov label, will be shipped to customers by the end of 2013, and by the beginning of 2014, another symbol of the beginning of a new era will have to appear on the embankment next to the enterprise. stories famous Izhevsk company - the chapel of the Holy Great Martyr Catherine, who is the patroness of gunsmiths from the capital of Udmurtia.

The Kalashnikov Concern will unite the Izhmash Research and Production Association, the Izhevsk Mechanical Plant, the Design Bureau of automated lines for them. L.N. Koshkina (Klimovsk), Vyatsko-Polyansky Machine-Building Plant “Molot”, as well as NITI “Progress” (Izhevsk). To date, these companies produce a total of 95% of Russian small arms, ammunition, as well as equipment designed for the production and disposal of ammunition. The plans of the new concern and the creation of a separate plant, which would be engaged in the release of high-precision weapons systems.

The plans for creating such an enterprise are reported in the materials for the meeting on state defense orders, which took place on September 18 in Izhevsk. The new plant, which will also be part of the concern, will have to focus on the production of high-precision weapons systems, which include Kitolov-2M, Krasnopol artillery shells, as well as Vikhr guided and unguided missiles aviation S-13 and S-8 missiles. Also here it is planned to assemble the Pantsir-C1 air defense missile defense complex, the units and blocks of the Gran mortar complex. As you know, the first defense order in this direction has already been received. In July 2013, the enterprise was recognized as the winner of the contest of the Russian Ministry of Defense for the production of Vikhr-1 guided missiles.

According to the results of 1 for the first half of 2013, the Kalashnikov concern's sales revenue amounted to almost 900 million rubles (891,2 million rubles). At the same time, the share of military products was 48%. In the production structure, civilian small arms had - 30%, military weapons - 21%, licensed production - 14%, production of repair and maintenance tools - 10%, aircraft guns - 8%, tools and machine tools - 3%, other directions - 14%.

At the same time, the company notes that the demand for products today in 2-3 times exceeds the capacity of existing production, and the enterprise itself is waiting for technical re-equipment. “For this purpose, Kalashnikov plans to take part in the federal targeted program for the modernization of defense industry enterprises. The project provides for the modernization of production and the purchase of new equipment for a total amount of 1,85 billion rubles.

Concern "Kalashnikov" is today the largest Russian manufacturer of automatic combat and sniper weapons, guided artillery shells, as well as a fairly large range of civilian products - sports rifles, hunting rifles, tools and machine tools. The company was founded in 1807 year. Nowadays, Izhmash products are shipped to 27 countries of the world, including the USA, Germany, Great Britain, Italy, Norway, Canada, Kazakhstan and Thailand.

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  1. aszzz888
    aszzz888 19 September 2013 08: 44
    Do not take positive developments! Be always the first!
    With the holiday of all gunsmiths, and they in Great Russia really are WORLD LEVEL !!!
    1. LaGlobal
      LaGlobal 19 September 2013 09: 21
      Quote: aszzz888
      With the holiday of all gunsmiths, and they in Great Russia really are WORLD LEVEL !!!

      I join these congratulations! And from myself I want to add: to the great designer - Mikhail Timofeevich, long and good health, patience, strength ... To say: great THANK YOU for the great work and development that he gave to ours with you Homeland!

  2. Ivan79
    Ivan79 19 September 2013 08: 45
    I congratulate Izhevsk on the creation of a new holding! Long life Kalashnikov Mikhail Timofeevich!
    1. Apollo
      Apollo 19 September 2013 08: 54
      stock footage in the topic
  3. serge-68-68
    serge-68-68 19 September 2013 08: 55
    If you only knew how many promising developments were "strangled" by the Pokalashnikovs, hiding behind a bronzed grandfather. Some Kovrov projects are worth something (Degtyarev's plant). And only in order to issue a slightly updated AK-21 in the first quarter of the 47st century.
    1. serge-68-68
      serge-68-68 19 September 2013 10: 22
      It is curious: are the minuses put by patriots under the slogan "AK is our everything" or by those who think that the AK-12 is a new word in the design and manufacture of weapons?
      It just so happened that the factory workers of the Kovrov plant named after Degtyarev I know a little, including those who knew Degtyarev personally. And I was told some of the undercover battles of that time. Even if we divide all these stories in half, then my opinion about the role of Kalashnikov and Kalashnikovs in the development of the Russian weapons school is rather ambiguous, contains both positive and negative characteristics. Moreover, as the grandfather became "bronzed", who was also promoted by the environment, the number of negative traits becomes greater. And what are your opinions based on?
      1. eplewke
        eplewke 19 September 2013 14: 41
        Well, don’t have to speak so bad of the AK-12. And the previous AEK-971! Great weapon! 800 deaths per minute! Such accuracy in urban combat is irreplaceable by any Western weapon! Unless the F-2000 prodigy, which costs like 7 AEK assault rifles. And AK-12 will return 7.62 plus will remove strong returns. Very well! ? .62 slaughter cartridge, if there is still a heap, then he has no price. In principle, and 5.45 will also be released, but they say the main cartridge on the Ak-12 for the army will be 7.62.
        1. serge-68-68
          serge-68-68 19 September 2013 14: 57
          AEK-971 - products of "tar". In addition, there was a Degtyarev assault rifle, which competed with the AK-47 (and according to the stories of the "tarts" was better than the AK, but Degtyarev was very modest), there were also AN-64 (Nikonov), AB (Baryshev), AS (Stechkin ), and AK-107 (Alexandrov). At the same time, the AN-64 was planned for rearmament, having won the AK in the competition.
          Whenever our Ministry of Defense announced a competition for automatic weapons, several models (up to 20 pieces) were presented. Now, the AK-12 has not yet appeared and is already being launched "to the masses." Therefore, I will assume that there is no military or economic expediency here, but there is only one policy and ideology ("new generation weapons", etc., etc.).
    2. Russ69
      Russ69 19 September 2013 10: 36
      Quote: serge-68-68
      If you knew how many promising developments were "strangled" by the Pokalashnikovites,

      I agree, this also happened ... Alas, under carpet games, they exist in all sectors and there is no exception ...
      1. Apologet.Ru
        Apologet.Ru 19 September 2013 11: 35
        I completely agree! This was, is and will be, and not only in the arms world and not only in Russia. Take the same Tupolev and Sukhoi, for example. In life it always happens, someone is always more beautiful, richer, stronger, more powerful.
        Nevertheless, this does not detract from all his merits ...
    3. luiswoo
      luiswoo 19 September 2013 13: 21
      I recalled the Dragunov assault rifle, which, it seems, lost to AKSU only because of the pseudo savings in the production of the latter (obsolescence of production mentally and physically, apparently nobody cared)

      And as if the AN-94, already used and adopted by the arsenal, which, unlike the AK, had not been modernized for nearly 20 years, did not follow it. And to him, weight at least needs to be lost.
      1. Evrepid
        Evrepid 19 September 2013 16: 24
        At first glance, a good machine.
        The flaws of not mass production are visible, but maybe I'm not a specialist in small arms, but returning the spring to the AK is still a little more convenient.
        Then the mandatory opening of the butt for parsing (it is clear that this is an additional fastening of the shutter cover. But also not very convenient.
        The lock of the shutter cover is also not a good principle.

        Well this is my opinion. If not right, then excuse me not a professional in small arms. My weapon map and sextant :)
      2. Vasia kruger
        Vasia kruger 19 September 2013 16: 36
        It is a pity that the Dragunov Avtomat did not go into the series. In my not too qualified opinion, he is quite Intens. Despite the advantages of AK ... he needs competitors, otherwise any development will stop.
    4. go
      go 19 September 2013 20: 57
      Quote: serge-68-68
      If you only knew how many promising developments were "strangled" by the Pokalashnikovs, hiding behind a bronzed grandfather. Some Kovrov projects are worth something (Degtyarev's plant). And only in order to issue a slightly updated AK-21 in the first quarter of the 47st century.

      There are also doubts about the economic efficiency of such decisions, when monopolist holdings are created in the Soviet Union and competition is stifled ... Only in the USSR there was competition between the design bureaus, and these are two big differences. Here, a concern with the patronage of Rogozin himself will do everything from cartridges and shooters. weapons, to guided projectiles. I think that alternative proposals for the MO will not have a chance ... This is not right. Rogozin is not an economist, and Putin, too. Such decisions must be taken collectively by specialists.

      Such concerns could take place somewhere in a very expensive area, narp, space. For the development of small arms, this is not necessary. I understand that Rogozin’s task is to make products cheaper, and if the entire production and supply chain is in the same hands, then the costs can really be optimized. But in the long run, this will stifle the development of competitive offers both in development and in production of related products. This is the basics of economics and logistics management. They have a problem there with specialists and process control at the top.

      Now they unite everything, then they will understand that everything is stagnant - they will disconnect ...
  4. Strashila
    Strashila 19 September 2013 08: 58
    But the Finns ... have the same assault rifles ... they shoot better than the current ... and it’s not about the iron ... but the cartridges.
    Base barrel and cartridge ... the rest of the addition.
    1. luiswoo
      luiswoo 19 September 2013 14: 02
      Quote: Strashila
      Base barrel and cartridge ... the rest of the addition.

      Yeah, the bolt group, this is of course a minor addition. Just sorting through which, and managed to significantly increase the accuracy of AK-12, relative to AKM-74.
  5. Boot under the carpet
    Boot under the carpet 19 September 2013 08: 58
    I hope that under Shoigu, at least the GOZ will not slow down and finally the soldier of the Russian army will be dressed in decent personal protective equipment!
  6. Kostyanich
    Kostyanich 19 September 2013 09: 39
    damn often Putin would come to Izhevsk, otherwise all the roads were broken
    and here I look it is raining and the asphalt is laid, although all summer it was all the same to all laughing
    at least partially repaired
    1. Russ69
      Russ69 19 September 2013 10: 39
      Quote: kostyanich
      damn often Putin would come to Izhevsk, otherwise all the roads were broken
      and here I look it is raining and the asphalt is laid, although all summer it was all the same to all
      at least partially repaired

      Yes, and no need to come. Just inform the local authorities about the upcoming arrival and that’s all ... And this should be reported across the country immediately ... laughing
      1. AK-47
        AK-47 19 September 2013 13: 25
        Quote: Russ69
        Just inform the local authorities of the upcoming arrival

        It will not work.
        It’s the same as reporting a bomb, if you don’t have time to hang up, they’ll twist and accuse of terrorism.
      2. helg717
        helg717 19 September 2013 18: 01
        super IDEA !!!!!!!! and arrivals throughout the country! let them get ready. And where will it come - SURPRISE!
    2. Kpox
      Kpox 19 September 2013 10: 40
      Yes, it is necessary to relieve him of all duties on foreign policy and other collateral. It’s just to carry the whole term around the country - here once a cycle everything will be repaired everywhere laughing
    3. KG_patriot_last
      KG_patriot_last 19 September 2013 12: 32
      By the way, it was not worth putting in the rain ...
  7. ivshubarin
    ivshubarin 19 September 2013 09: 48
    Happy holiday gunsmiths! Kalashnikovs are known all over the world, there are on flags and emblems. The concern has a great future
  8. morpogr
    morpogr 19 September 2013 10: 48
    More new weapons and equipment in the troops, as well as success in the development of new models! smile WITH HOLIDAY WEAPONS!
  9. heruv1me
    heruv1me 19 September 2013 11: 17
    All in all of course in this warrior dofiga, but where are the GLOVES ???
  10. AX
    AX 19 September 2013 11: 19
    Reliable, simple, practically "unkillable" - "KALASH".
    Happy Holidays!
  11. Wiruz
    Wiruz 19 September 2013 11: 58
    Nobody knows what kind of rifle the soldier has on the fourth screen?
    1. Imperial
      Imperial 19 September 2013 12: 08
      In my opinion, this is orsis t 5000.
    2. UzRus
      UzRus 19 September 2013 13: 24
      It seems to be similar to ORSIS. No?
      1. Wiruz
        Wiruz 19 September 2013 17: 11
        It also seems to me that ORSIS, except is it really adopted?
  12. bistrov.
    bistrov. 19 September 2013 12: 00
    Yes, indeed, "Kalashnikov" is a whole era. I knew one Bulgarian who called all Russians "Kalashnikovs".
  13. Rex
    Rex 19 September 2013 12: 09
    "The new AK-12 still has the features of the world-famous AK-47, but this is a completely different generation of assault rifles."
    "Increased accuracy of fire, comfortable ergonomics, traditionally high operational reliability - all this distinguishes the new AK-12. The fifth-generation assault rifle is currently undergoing state testing."

    What globally "new" in small arms has appeared over the past 40 years ...
    It would be nice if the AK-12 in 40-45 thousand rubles was completed without additional equipment.
  14. Vasia kruger
    Vasia kruger 19 September 2013 12: 13
    Warrior, ak-12 ... it's all great of course. Done a lot. But is there a real need for this? Or just a fashion statement?
    I have a burning suspicion that in the first place, most likely they will not see this joy in the troops. And if they see it, they will take it away from the eyes of the warehouse, otherwise God forbid anyone spoils it.
    IMHO of course.
    1. Rex
      Rex 19 September 2013 12: 34
      The plant has a real need to sell its products, and the state is a major buyer. In addition, for export.
      It’s nice to change the AK-74 to the AK-12 - if you have enough money.
  15. holding
    holding 19 September 2013 12: 22
    I am proud that I live in one country, on the same land, with such people.
  16. Prapor Afonya
    Prapor Afonya 19 September 2013 12: 35
    Quote: Russ69
    Quote: serge-68-68
    If you knew how many promising developments were "strangled" by the Pokalashnikovites,

    I agree, this also happened ... Alas, under carpet games, they exist in all sectors and there is no exception ...

    What a pity that because of these internecine strife, the evolution of domestic weapons and armaments in general is inhibited! The high-precision "Abakan" did not go to the masses.
    1. helg717
      helg717 19 September 2013 18: 03
      Abakan’s mechanism is painfully complex. We fired and vomited a cartridge on firing, probably every 10-15 minutes
  17. vkrav
    vkrav 19 September 2013 12: 42
    Are you really worried about the release of normal cartridges? Pah, pah, pah, so as not to jinx it laughing
  18. Rex
    Rex 19 September 2013 12: 46
    [quote = Prapor Afonya] [quote = russ69] [quote = serge-68-68] The high-precision "Abakan" did not go to the masses. [/ quote]

    It is very tense to call the AN-94 "high-precision". And they put them in different departments more than a dozen thousand pieces
  19. 1536
    1536 19 September 2013 12: 47
    I read a few comments on the forum about the "bronzed grandfather". I want to share my opinion as a grandson and son of hereditary gunsmiths. An acquaintance of his father in the late 1960s - early 1970s was an adviser in Vietnam. He told how American soldiers threw out their M-16s and fought with the AK, tk. in the "rotten" Vietnamese climate, only this machine gun could withstand combat loads. The second point, M.T. Kalashnikov, it seems, does not pretend to be a "great" designer. For example, I read that he waived a fee for using his name as a trademark and logo. Among Soviet gunsmiths - designers of small arms, any designer was criticized by colleagues. Maybe that's why our weapon is one of the best in the world, that there has always been competition among them. And today's young traders in arms stores in Russia need to think before buying samples of hunting and sporting small arms abroad and advertising all sorts of rubbish in beautiful packaging, passing it off as elite samples.
    1. Rex
      Rex 19 September 2013 12: 56
      Have you ever thought about the consequences for a serviceman (of any army) who "threw out" their standard weapons? Or about the difficulties of "private" storage of trophy barrels in the army unit?
    2. helg717
      helg717 19 September 2013 18: 09
      "Bronzed Grandfather" - GENIUS !!!!!! And let's remember Afghan, remember Chechnya, when we put off 74 and took the AKM! By the way, I came up with some kind of movie about the Italian mafia. The task, in my opinion, was to rob a jewelry store. The dialogue of heroes, its meaning - BERETTA will not take, M16 is weak, we need to look for Kalashnikov .... And about Grandfather himself, the question is: how many countries in the world have our Kalash on the flag? A LOT OF!!!!!!!!! He has every right to be bronze, even gold
  20. Alexey M
    Alexey M 19 September 2013 13: 33
    Quote: Rex
    Have you ever thought about the consequences for a serviceman (of any army) who "threw out" their standard weapons? Or about the difficulties of "private" storage of trophy barrels in the army unit?

    Even in Iraq, amers prefer ak.
    1. Rex
      Rex 19 September 2013 14: 20
      What does it have to do with what I wrote?

      Apparently on the basis of this photo should draw conclusions:
      some part of the US military just threw their M4 / M16 without consequences for their fate;
      the American command turns a blind eye to the fact that their soldiers keep AK and their ammunition under their bunks;
      most of the American contingent in Iraq goes to combat missions with AK

      What does "prefer" mean: apparently, a survey was conducted among former and active US military personnel who served in Vietnam, Afghanistan and Iraq, etc., during which more than 50% said that they prefer to fight with the AK instead of M16.

      In the photo I see a man dressed in the uniform of the US Army with AKM in his hands.
      It is not known who he is, under what circumstances the photo was taken, why and why he has AK, etc.

      With the same success, you can bring a photo in confirmation that the Germans preferred the T-34, and ours - the T-V
      1. lucidlook
        lucidlook 19 September 2013 16: 06
        I don’t know who prefers what, but I can give an example of how "excellent" M16 / M4 behaves in battle using the video example. It is clearly visible at around 4:20. And not only.

        1. Prapor-527
          Prapor-527 3 October 2013 18: 02
          In the plot, the activity of the author of the video is more striking. In full growth, from all types of weapons ... while the rest of the wonder warriors fell apart behind the duval. There is doubt about the reality of this 'battle' negativeWell, the capriciousness of the rifle is quite predictable - it does not tolerate sand and dust recourse
    2. Rex
      Rex 19 September 2013 14: 32
      Related link

      Probably such on American flood sites like this, their patriots spread and are proud
    3. Vasia kruger
      Vasia kruger 19 September 2013 16: 38
      This is a slogan, old and dusty.
  21. Massik
    Massik 19 September 2013 13: 50
    In the photo of the first, as I understand it, AEK with a store at 60, the second has a couple similar to ORSIS?
    1. Rex
      Rex 19 September 2013 14: 39
      In the photo above, the first fighter with AK
  22. Rex
    Rex 19 September 2013 15: 20
    Link as a balm for domestic patriotism and AK fans
  23. Ka-52
    Ka-52 19 September 2013 15: 21

    Only nothing has been written about the Tula arms factory. On the one hand, competition is good, on the other hand, the Tulchan people went around with a defense order, it’s unfair! request
  24. 1536
    1536 19 September 2013 15: 45
    To begin with, my relatives are from Tula. As far as I know, according to information from the media, no one with a defense order "bypassed" the Tula. With regard to TOZ specifically, it is a shame to tears that they have almost curtailed the production of hunting weapons and, most likely, curtailed altogether due to the dominance in consumer goods stores from Turkey, Spain and China. By American servicemen. We are talking about those moments of the battle when the standard weapon jams, and the weapon taken from the "enemy" (in this case, the Vietnamese with AK) are working properly and allow you to stay alive. I used the word "thrown out" only for the acuity of perception, nothing more. Of course, the regular army is not a partisan detachment, and no one will pat the head for the loss of weapons. The simplicity of the design and reliability of the AK, although the reduced accuracy when firing, play a role when they talk about the popularity of this machine.
    1. Rex
      Rex 19 September 2013 16: 21
      At one time I lived in Tula for several months. I liked the city, although it seems to be not beautiful ...
      There is a friend from there with the profession of "gunsmith designer" - the only woman whom he knew, knowing what "Galil" is ...

      The prevalence of AK (and even more so M16 is more due to decades of influence of the two countries on the "controlled territories".
      In regular armies, too, a mess is not excluded.
      My friend (by the way from Tula) once lost an AK-74. Well, at least a week later I accidentally found it.
  25. Rex
    Rex 19 September 2013 15: 45
    Regarding the mossiness of the "eternal" topic ... Who has not seen - may smile ...

    Russian soldiers criticize US small arms during Torgau 2007 exercise

    Comparison of the M-16, AK-47 and the three-ruler.
  26. Smol79
    Smol79 19 September 2013 15: 50
    I know about Abakan that a deposit quickly accumulates 2-3 stores and starts to wedge, so it’s only suitable for police operations in the city, the 16th gru brigade in Chechnya received them first, then surrendered and again fled with ak-74.
  27. gameover65
    gameover65 19 September 2013 17: 32
    forgive me, but in my opinion, a presentation is taking place and they are presented - these are different things, present means give (present). To whom was the Kolashnikov concern presented in Izhevsk? lol
    1. ia-ai00
      ia-ai00 19 September 2013 19: 20
      Or maybe they gave it to someone, maybe the "prisoner" Vasilyeva or someone else ...
  28. Sarmat1972
    Sarmat1972 19 September 2013 18: 02
    Kalashnikov assault rifle really deserves respect and recognition. There are very few small arms in the world that can work flawlessly in extreme conditions and with inadequate users, and work with fairly high-quality indicators. BUT!!!!! the transfer of production to a monopoly, especially weapons and especially engineering - this is not good !!! To adopt a really good model, a moment of competition between the samples, between the schools, is needed. Only in disputes is truth born !!!
    1. fon_Stierlitz
      fon_Stierlitz 19 September 2013 20: 33
      How long has it been a long time since our design schools competed? No matter how I read the news, it is either on an initiative basis, or on the order of the special services, to the same Izhmash. Let them reorganize, gunsmiths should have a little less hemorrhoids in the future. By the way, what about the Tula factories?
  29. ia-ai00
    ia-ai00 19 September 2013 18: 50
    serge-68-68 RU
    If you knew how many promising developments were "strangled" by the Pokalashnikovs, hiding behind become bronzed grandfather.

    Is it impossible to simultaneously work on promising developments? And somehow you spoke disrespectfully about Mikhail Timofeevich Kalashnikov. I think he personally was not involved in the "strangulation". And God grant him health and long life, and the concern - new developments, more orders, employees - success and a good, decent salary!
  30. studentmati
    studentmati 19 September 2013 22: 37
    I support and am satisfied with the development of weapons business, but personally, goosebumps run through me when, when the Designer is alive, his name becomes a household name and memorial tablets are already hanging on the buildings ... belay Even if with his consent ... This is called buried alive.
  31. msv
    msv 20 September 2013 00: 47
    That’s what our country is, what kind of people? Any holiday, any achievement must still be predicted. Undercover games, not undercover ... You still remember the bike about how Kalashnikov copied his machine gun from a German assault rifle.
    And the point is not whether it is true or not true about the undercover games and the poor "carpet makers", but whether it is appropriate in these specific comments to this article.
    Maybe we’ll just be glad that there is still something to be proud of.
    1. studentmati
      studentmati 20 September 2013 00: 49
      Quote: msv
      Maybe we’ll just be glad that there is still something to be proud of.

      And we will be glad that Mikhail Timofeevich is with us! drinks
  32. Rex
    Rex 20 September 2013 03: 54
    The article is not dedicated to the holiday of gunsmiths (there is a separate material on this), but to the presentation of the concern, which is essentially a commercial project. Kalashnikov is now a brand, and the article is an advertisement.
    The material of the article, except for blunders such as "ammunition for members of the UNPOSSIBLE group", contains statements on the verge of lies (or "unreliable advertising")

    Here is the business information:
    "According to the results of the first half of 1, the Kalashnikov Concern's sales revenue amounted to almost 2013 million rubles (900 million rubles). The share of military products amounted to 891,2%. In the structure of production, civilian small arms accounted for - 48%, for military weapons - 30%, for licensed production - 21%, for the manufacture of repair and maintenance equipment - 14%, aircraft guns - 10%, tools and machine tools - 8%, other areas - 3%. "
    What we see:
    Only small arms share the main pathos of the article, namely, 21% of production. How many AK (Kalashnikov is associated with it) - not a word.

    What material - such and comments.
    To live well and happily, it is not at all necessary to be proud of something, and excessive pride can turn into pride, which is already harmful.
  33. bunta
    bunta 20 September 2013 08: 20
    Quote: Rex
    "According to the results of the 1st half of 2013, the Kalashnikov Concern's sales revenue amounted to almost 900 million rubles.

    The concern was established in September, and in the first half of the year it already amounted to revenue. Beauty.
    1. Rex
      Rex 20 September 2013 09: 59
      Yes, these are trifles - there are many inconsistencies. Apparently they combined all the revenue of the enterprises that entered.
      It is sad that the revenue (not profit) goes a little more than 4 million dollars a month and this is for all plants and all types of activities ...
      Pitifully ...
  34. Kovrovsky
    Kovrovsky 20 September 2013 09: 59
    Quote: Kpox
    Yes, it is necessary to relieve him of all duties on foreign policy and other collateral. It’s just to carry the whole term around the country - here once a cycle everything will be repaired everywhere laughing

    And after leaving immediately break!
  35. Breard
    Breard 23 September 2013 07: 29
    Hmm ... well ... if it's not clumsy pontus ...
  36. bunta
    bunta 24 September 2013 08: 27
    Well, that’s all falling into place:

    The famous weapon brand Kalashnikov seems to be leaving the Russian army. The Ministry of Defense did not allow the state-owned testing of the Izhmash concern - Kalashnikov - the AK-12 assault rifle, which was developed as part of the creation of the new generation of Ratnik combat equipment.

    - The AK-12 assault rifle and other products based on it did not pass preliminary tests and are not declared for state tests at all. Instead of them, for state tests, the Degtyarev factory machine gun was chosen as a combat complex of Ratnik equipment, ”Izvestia was told at the headquarters of the Ground Forces.

    The chief designer of the Degtyarev plant (the city of Kovrov, Vladimir Region) Vladimir Gromov explained to Izvestia that this was a new small-arms weapon based on the AEK-971 assault rifle, developed in the 1980's. Its distinguishing feature is a balanced automation system, when the recoil from the shot is compensated by a special device - a balancer moving in the direction opposite to the bolt group.

    - Preliminary tests were carried out in five categories - two machine guns, two machine guns and a sniper rifle. For all five positions, we are admitted to state tests. They will be completed before the end of the year, ”Gromov explained.

    A member of the test commission from the Ground Forces told Izvestia that the new Kovrov submachine gun showed better accuracy and accuracy, including when firing bursts from unstable positions. At the same time, the samples presented by Izhmash (now the Kalashnikov concern) did not suit the military either in terms of reliability, accuracy, or ergonomics.
  37. kelevra
    kelevra 26 December 2013 19: 36
    After the death of such a great man as Kalashnikov, we should not shame his memory! Everyone should know that such a man lived in Russia and made a significant contribution to the revival of Russia and the strengthening of its defenses!