According to the program, the replacement of "Kalashnikov" will be created from scratch. Upgraded machines will differ from the AK scheme, they will become more ergonomic, convenient in operation and accurate. The updated weapon will become modular: together with it it will be possible to use various additional devices and weapon systems.
The head of the Russian concern did not specify the technical characteristics of the new machine. "Izhmash" plans to continue production and modernization of AK 200-series machines.