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"Kalashnikov" prepared for the special forces AK-400

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The Kalashnikov Concern, whose main production facilities are located in Izhevsk, revealed information about its new model, the AK-400, which was developed by the company's specialists and is being offered to arm the elite Russian special forces, which include the Special Purpose Center "Alpha"), as well as the Presidential Security Service. It is reported that the new machine is a further development of the Kalashnikovs of the so-called "hundredth" series, while the AK-400 is offered in several versions for different cartridges.


It is reported that for the first time the AK-400 assault rifle was presented at a closed meeting organized by the Presidential Security Service at the end of 2015, where the novelty aroused interest from representatives of the security forces, and now this sample of automatic weapons is being studied by potential customers, which are the special units of the FSB and FSO of Russia. In particular, the newspaper "Izvestia" wrote about this 19 in May 2016, citing its own source in the Russian military-industrial complex.

Another Izhevsk machine gun, AK-12, which was previously proposed as a promising development for inclusion in the combat equipment of the new generation “Ratnik”, does not fully meet the requirements of elite Russian special forces. AK-12 is an army weapon, the weapon of infantrymen and paratroopers. Special forces soldiers need a more compact machine, which, on the one hand, would not be inferior to AK-12 in accuracy and accuracy, on the other hand, would be small enough so that it could successfully storm houses, trains, airplanes and buses , parachute jumping, etc.

"Kalashnikov" prepared for the special forces AK-400


At the same time, the AK-400 proposed by the special services is an “adaptive” machine gun, since it allows the fighter not only to mount any sight, laser designator or tactical flashlight on the weapon, but also to regulate their position depending on their own physiological features. It is expected that the total length of the machine will be no more than 940 mm, and it will weigh slightly more than 3-x kilograms. Of the interesting features of the machine, one can distinguish the appearance of the “cut-off” shooting mode, which allows firing bursts of 3 shots. Also AK-400 was equipped with a telescopic folding butt. A fighter can quickly shorten or lengthen the butt, and having fully folded it, he will receive a very compact automatic weapon, which is conveniently handled both in the car and in close enough rooms.

The American Larry Vickers, a former fighter of the 400 Specialty Detachment Delta and a rifle instructor of the American army, who currently has his own gun video channel Vickers Tactical on YouTube, got the opportunity to familiarize himself with the AK-2016 submachine gun. It is worth noting that Vikkers is a long-time fan of Russian small arms. Today, on its channel you can find a sufficiently large number of videos about the newest models of Russian weapons, such as AK-1 and AK-12 assault rifles, PL-107 pistol, CB-14 rifle and many others.

On his Vickers Tactical 2 channel in May 2016, he published an 2,5-minute video that tells about the characteristics and features of the AK-400, and also demonstrates firing from a new machine gun. The first conclusion that can be made by watching this video is the profound modernization of the Kalashnikov assault rifle, as well as the creation of a whole family of four-hundred-series models. In all likelihood, it will include a new light machine gun, which has the code name RPK-16 (with a weighted barrel, bipod and drum magazine). This weapon was presented in the “Serving the Fatherland” program last fall. In addition, the AK-400 is created in two calibers at once: under the more modern low-impulse cartridge 5,45x39 mm and the old Soviet cartridge 7,62xXNNUMX mm model 39 of the year. The sample automat that Larry Vickers tested had a caliber of 1943 mm and weighed 7,62 kilograms with a total length of 3,1 mm. The rate of fire of the machine is 942 rds / min, like most modern AK variants.



Apparently, the AK-400 compact machine of the so-called “100th series” was selected as the base model for the AK-104, which was extended to the size of the ordinary AK-74М, but has a number of design changes. First, the new polymer telescopic butt, which is adjustable in length and folds to the left, immediately attracts attention. It was borrowed from a modernization kit for Kalashnikov assault rifles, KM-AK, which was developed by the concern on its own initiative in the framework of the RV “Obves” according to the technical specifications of the Ministry of Defense of Russia.

The idea of ​​installing a similar butt on a machine gun is far from new and has been practiced for a long time by many foreign firms, such as CAA, FAB Defense, Magpul, and many others. Also, the machine has a new ergonomic pistol grip, which is made hollow and can be used to store accessories for cleaning weapons. The AK-400 automaton creators and the receiver cover, which was made in the AKC-74U flip-up cover style, reworked thanks to better stability and the presence of the long Picatinny mounting strip MIL-STD-1913, it can be used to mount various day and night optical equipment on the machine, as well as collimator sights. Picatinny strips of the same length, but shorter, are located on the recycled plastic forearm of the submachine gun, giving the fighter the opportunity to attach various accessories to the weapon in the form of laser targets, tactical flashlight, grips, laser shooting simulators, etc. Thanks to these solutions, the AK-400 will allow the fighter Avoid unnecessary trouble with “tuning” weapons.

Like the AK-104, the front sight on the AK-400 was transferred to the gas chamber, like most modern western assault rifles. Finnish gunsmiths introduced a similar decision on the machine Valmet Rk.62, which was adopted by the Finnish army in the 1962 year. On the AK-400, the sector sight gave way to a diopter sight with reversible one, located in the rear part of the receiver. A new muzzle brake compensator appeared on the machine, which allows foreign-made rifle grenades to be shot off. With the same purpose, a two-position regulator was included in the design of the side gas engine, which additionally facilitates cleaning the gas chamber.



The trigger mechanism used on the AK-400 machine allows you to fire with a cut-off of the 3 shot. Accordingly, the firing mode switch has 4 positions: A - automatic fire, 3 - fire in bursts of 3 cartridge, 1 - single fire, P - fuse. At the same time, the “cut-off” mode has become a standard solution for the machine, rather than an optional feature. The power supply of the machine is carried out from the standard sector stores, designed for 30 cartridges. Despite the fragmentary and scarcity of the information available today, the new machine makes a pleasant impression on the experts. In particular, all4shooters.com noted that AK-400 used the best foreign and Russian developments in the field of modernization of AKM / AK-74 / AK-100 families, and also demonstrated very good stability of the weapon when driving automatic fire from a standing position , even when using cartridges caliber 7,62х39 mm.

It is noteworthy that a new version of the Kalashnikov assault rifle appeared on the eve of the fall, when the Russian Ministry of Defense should finally decide which of the samples was Izhevsk AK-12 designer V. V. Zlobin or Kovrov AEK-971 (А-545 / A -762) will be selected according to the results of state tests for further use in the framework of the construction of a set of combat equipment "Warrior". At the same time on the tests conducted "four hundredth series" demonstrates its superiority. The arrows emphasize the extraordinary accuracy and accuracy of the weapon. According to their reviews, AK-400 surpasses both AK-74 assault rifles and modernized AK-12, which are in service.

At the same time, both AK-12 and AEK-971 have already been criticized by customers from the Russian Ministry of Defense because of their high cost. In particular, it was said that they both "significantly outperformed regular samples, for example, AK-105". In this regard, the desire of the Kalashnikov concern leadership to have an inexpensive and modern alternative that can be interesting for export and, after appropriate changes, for the civilian market of small arms becomes clear. Probably, the appearance of the AK-400 assault rifle was also a consequence of serious technological and personnel changes in the concern’s policies that have been observed over the past two years. In particular, with the arrival at the enterprise of the chief designer, Deputy General Director S. V. Urzhumtsev, who previously headed the Molot plant, to whom the success of the family of carbines and rifles “Vepr” rather popular in our country, in the designs of the Kalashnikov concern there was more practicality and meaningfulness.



Unlike special automata according to the bullpup AC-1 / AC-2, as well as AK-12, which were created in a hurry, AK-400 seems to be more rational, as it appeared in a natural evolutionary way, representing a reincarnation of earlier projects of the concern. Already, the weapons that are being offered to representatives of the special services may turn out to be much more interesting than the AK-12 and AEK-971 assault rifles, especially in terms of their cost and reliability. It is reported that for the first time the new AK-400 will be presented to the general public at the Army-2016 forum, which will be held in the Moscow region in September of the 2016 year.

Apparently, the AK-400 can become the basis for a new ultra-light machine gun (RPK-400), which today also has a demand from the military. It is reported that the Kalashnikov concern has already offered the security services an ultra-light machine gun, built on the basis of the AK-400 assault rifle. The new compact machine gun, comparable in size to the AK-74, but superior to Pecheneg in service in terms of accuracy and rate of fire, the Ministry of Defense plans to order for weapons the special forces, reconnaissance, mountain riflemen, special forces fighters. With the new small-sized and light weapons, the listed categories of soldiers will be able to more successfully accomplish the tasks assigned to them.

In particular, the military expects to receive machine guns for different 7,62 and 5,45 cartridge mm and with different barrel lengths. So 5,45-mm machine gun is more suitable for action in populated areas and on the plain, and 7,62-mm for fighting in forest and mountainous areas. At the same time, a machine gun with a long barrel can be used for hitting targets at long distances, and a short barrel will look better during assault actions. Also, at the request of the Russian Ministry of Defense, the novelty will have to get a tactical handle in front of the machine gun, which will allow for more accurate fire even on weight, without the focus of the machine gun on the bipod and telescopic butt.



Information sources:
https://www.all4shooters.com/ru/strelba/ruzhya/Kontsern-Kalashnikov-AK-400-novaya-model-avtomata
https://lenta.ru/news/2016/05/19/ak400
http://24ri.ru/down/o-261.html
http://izvestia.ru/news/616556#ixzz4BgeI1kV5
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  1. BARMEN628651
    BARMEN628651 16 June 2016 06: 15
    +27
    AEK is a good machine and it’s a miserable semblance of squeezing the market out of it. And the article is painfully hackneyed, it’s ridiculous to write about unreliability of AEC without jambs about its failure to work.
    1. Sharky
      Sharky 16 June 2016 06: 25
      +19
      Something about the unreliability of AEK in the article I did not find anything, but about the cost - yes. If the AK400 is cheaper to manufacture, then why not consider it? Moreover, it is said about the export of this model. Did you read the article or just ... flipping through places?
      1. Igor39
        Igor39 16 June 2016 07: 36
        +16
        You have to wait a bit and the AK 500 will appear, which is even better than the AK 400 and others, an interesting movie.
        1. Aaron Zawi
          Aaron Zawi 16 June 2016 09: 18
          +7
          Quote: Igor39
          You have to wait a bit and the AK 500 will appear, which is even better than the AK 400 and others, an interesting movie.

          In in. Kalashnikov and his team created an excellent system. But why modern Russian gunsmiths are too lazy to fit it into modern requirements and possibilities is not clear. request

          1. yehat
            yehat 16 June 2016 09: 45
            +1
            when they pecked in the ass, they began to develop a new one.
            what they had to implement the last 30 years, doing now.
            1. Mahmut
              Mahmut 16 June 2016 13: 40
              0
              And the butt is borrowed from IZH-60 - this is a breakthrough in engineering.
            2. gladcu2
              gladcu2 16 June 2016 16: 41
              +4
              yehat

              This is an advertising article. Even a link to a YouTube expert also talks about this. By the way, Americans can be considered real experts in small arms. All their ratings are probably not interesting and informative.

              Replacing the sector with a diopter one makes sense. At a distance of 20-25 m, shooting is carried out without building an aiming line "on the front sight". And for shooting at a distance of 200 m, the advantage of the sector sight (not pollution and quick cleaning) is leveled. Time to clean the diopter sight and aim is there.
              1. tracer
                tracer 13 November 2016 20: 11
                +1
                Well, you, the well-known expert in the field of computer shooters and walkers, the master of "airsoft" and probably the super-expert in playing Pokemon, of course, knows better. You understand this issue clearly. Your opinion is simply invaluable here.
          2. KP8789
            KP8789 16 June 2016 11: 46
            +8
            Maybe enough to advertise this "miracle" AK-ALPHA. wassat .

            http://mpopenker.livejournal.com/2075690.html
            1. Aaron Zawi
              Aaron Zawi 16 June 2016 12: 35
              +1
              Quote: KP8789
              Maybe enough to advertise this "miracle" AK-ALPHA. wassat .

              http://mpopenker.livejournal.com/2075690.html

              This is just the latest modification. In my absolutely subjective opinion, the best Akamoid for today is "Galil ACE".
              1. KP8789
                KP8789 16 June 2016 13: 32
                +5
                There is no comrade to taste and color. If you choose from akamoids, then in my opinion it is better to "SIG" - the five hundredth series than "Galil ACE".
              2. viktorR
                viktorR 16 June 2016 13: 38
                +6
                I would be surprised if a commenter with the same flag as you would write something else :). Israeli ura-patriots of Soviet descent filled VO :)
          3. Navigator Basov
            Navigator Basov 30 June 2016 02: 55
            +1
            These pictures are a civilian self-loading rifle. Appearance there is the main characteristic. But you talk about modern requirements, try to include price in these requirements too.
      2. papik09
        papik09 16 June 2016 08: 29
        +4
        Quote: Sharky
        Did you read the article or just ... flipping through places?

        hi
        It seems that I have not even read, even "so, simply". From the word - ALL fool Man, it seems, is far from this topic. Well, well, a drum on his neck, a flag in his hands and ... Forward and with the song !!! fellow
        drinks
        1. boris-1230
          boris-1230 16 June 2016 15: 06
          0
          Well, well, a drum on his neck, a flag in his hands and ...
          coat of arms on the back!
          Go ahead and with the song !!!

          hi
      3. yehat
        yehat 16 June 2016 09: 43
        +1
        if the cost does not differ significantly, such a difference is IGNORED,
        concentrating on the performance characteristics of weapons
      4. tilovaykrisa
        tilovaykrisa 16 June 2016 12: 46
        +4
        Aek is difficult to disassemble, maintain, and less dirt-resistant, and the Moscow Region does not want to give the most expensive machine to conscripts who now have been assigned to them for a year by AK. and since the machine is really better than AK, but he has fewer lobbyists.
      5. fennekRUS
        fennekRUS 16 June 2016 13: 07
        +7
        Quote: Sharky
        If the AK400 is cheaper to manufacture,

        and why is it more expensive for him to be? This is the old, good 74th with a gas pipe from a saiga with a good Israeli butt. Well, the little things, the lid, forend. Take a look at the practice shooters - they have been using this for the 400th year already.
        Oh yes! The Russian army is vital to shoot rifle grenades (which are not in service)
        1. fennekRUS
          fennekRUS 16 June 2016 21: 09
          +1
          look minusers in half with supporters. Can someone reasonedly will explain the difference between the 400 and the 74th? I would like to hear what is the objection.
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    3. inkass_98
      inkass_98 16 June 2016 07: 19
      +11
      Quote: BARMEN628651
      AEK is a good machine, and it’s a miserable semblance of squeezing the market from it. And the article is painfully custom-made

      What can be said about the above? Without getting personal, I would like to note that a wide range of products is only for the benefit of the consumer. If the consumer is satisfied, then the company will only be well. That's all the logic. Look at the bourgeois market: if you want "white top, black bottom" (C) - please, if you want gray-brown speckled - please. And as we had one model of an assault rifle and a pistol for the army, militia, special services, it remains for the most part.
      AK-12 and AEK-971 have not yet shown themselves, no matter how or where, it is too early to sing songs to them. A new model of weapons appears, albeit a remake of the old one - but for God's sake, if it has its own consumer and market perspective.
    4. ibirus
      ibirus 17 June 2016 01: 08
      +1
      I also had a suspicion about the customization of the article.
    5. Aposlya
      Aposlya 18 June 2016 12: 10
      +1
      Quote: BARMEN628651
      AEK is a good machine and it’s a miserable semblance of squeezing the market out of it. And the article is painfully hackneyed, it’s ridiculous to write about unreliability of AEC without jambs about its failure to work.


      Like watching on YouTube a comparison of AEK and AK-12. In general, the result of the video that the army team abandoned AEK for a less reliable compensation mechanism ... The point was that the compensation device failed after 12 thousand shots. But in AK this device is not present and there is nothing to break like that ...
      I don’t know how true it is ...
  2. fa2998
    fa2998 16 June 2016 06: 27
    +8
    Izhevtsy, can you invent something new, and not 100500 alteration of the legendary Kalashnikov? laughing hi
    1. Sharky
      Sharky 16 June 2016 06: 34
      +15
      Best the enemy of the good. AK initially turned out to be quite successful, especially since the designer (Mikhail Kalashnikov) always welcomed improvements and modernization from other people. Therefore, initially an excellent machine only got better and better. It is difficult to invent something truly innovative in this area. Until an entirely new physical principle of action of the weapon appears, one should not think about any innovations. For example, they’ll come up with a compact source of energy for a Gaussian gun (railgun), then maybe ...
      1. Hon
        Hon 16 June 2016 08: 49
        +8
        took AK hundredth series installed forend, pad on the cover of the receiver with picatinny, butt and a new DTK. Already a whole new model of the machine turned out, all this upgrade has been sold on the Internet for a long time, various options forend, butts, pads, DTK and more.
        1. senima56
          senima56 16 June 2016 12: 54
          -2
          Indeed, a hybrid of AKM and AK-12.
        2. Vlad.by
          Vlad.by 16 June 2016 20: 15
          +10
          And what? Is it bad? I tried a hundredth - compared to AKM since my youth - a wonderful miracle!
          My wife hit a pistol target at 25 meters from him 50 of 50 knocked out standing !!!!
          And I have never been involved in shooting. Just "the officer's wife"
          The car fell into the hands like a glove!
          And 400 in the case will be even more convenient, with the same legendary reliability and resistance to dirt.
          Yes, you need to pray for Kalash, and not to blame him!
          1. Nick
            Nick 18 June 2016 16: 03
            0
            Quote: Vlad.by
            I tried a hundredth - compared to AKM since my youth - a wonderful miracle!

            Right! After AKM shot with AK 74M. The difference is very noticeable. I don’t know how about the damaging factors, the caliber is still less, but the accuracy and accuracy are higher, the return is softer. Pleasant when shooting. The low-impulse cartridge however. What can I say about the latest upgrades.
            1. overb
              overb 18 June 2016 16: 15
              +1
              Quote: Nick
              I don’t know how about damaging factors

              With damaging factors, everything is fine there. The bullet is not a classic, of a different principle of action.
              Quote: Nick
              After AKM shot with AK 74M. The difference is very noticeable.

              So weapons are completely different niches. One real automatic, the second self-loading with the ability to conduct automatic fire. The difference, of course, is immediately felt.
              Quote: Aposlya
              Like watching on YouTube a comparison of AEK and AK-12. In general, the result of the video that the army team abandoned AEK for a less reliable compensation mechanism ... The point was that the compensation device failed after 12 thousand shots. But in AK this device is not present and there is nothing to break like that ...
              I don’t know how true it is ...

              It may be true. Only the barrel survivability of the AK-74 is 10 thousand rounds. So the "compensation device" will outlast it.
              Quote: Nick
              the number of accumulated upgrades will certainly lead to a significant jump in quality indicators. Dialectic however. Learn philosophy.

              The technology is not so simple. Already, the Bolsheviks just did not redo the tsarist three-inch. And with a three-inch she died. The difference between the gun arr. 1902 and ZIS-3, of course, was. But not global. Those. it was not a completely different product.
              This is the issue of upgrades.
              1. Nick
                Nick 18 June 2016 17: 16
                +1
                Quote: overb
                Quote: Nick
                After AKM shot with AK 74M. The difference is very noticeable.
                So weapons are completely different niches. One real automatic, the second self-loading with the ability to conduct automatic fire. The difference, of course, is immediately felt.

                Weapons in one niche, Automatic. The principle of automation is the same, all the main components and elements are the same. Adjusted for bullet caliber. Even the case on both 39, only bullets of different calibers.
                Quote: overb
                Quote: Nick
                the number of accumulated upgrades will certainly lead to a significant jump in quality indicators. Dialectic however. Learn philosophy.
                The technology is not so simple. Already, the Bolsheviks just did not redo the tsarist three-inch. And with a three-inch she died. The difference between the gun arr. 1902 and ZIS-3, of course, was. But not global. Those. it was not a completely different product.
                This is the issue of upgrades.

                So the small arms developed. There were submachine guns, self-loading assault rifles and carbines, machine guns.
                If we talk about the spasmodic increase in the quality indicators of rifles chambered for 7,62x54, then compare Mosinka and SVT40 for example. The SVN 40 doubled the capacity of the store, it became two-row, automatic reloading appeared, which increased the rate of fire of the weapon by four times compared to the three-line, and this is a new qualitative indicator.
                To summarize, the transition of quantity to quality is evident.
                1. overb
                  overb 18 June 2016 17: 39
                  0
                  Quote: Nick
                  Weapons in one niche, Automatic

                  There is no such weapon "submachine gun". If you are talking about the Soviet GOST, then this is not a type of weapon, it is a synonym for the SMG category (weapons with a combat rate of fire of 80-100 rounds per minute). Everything falls into this category: PPSh, PPD, PPS, MP40, MP43, StG44, American M2 Carbine, Thompson, AK-74, AK-47, M16A1 and M16A2. And a million more different things.
                  Quote: Nick
                  Even both have a liner of 39, only bullets of different calibers.

                  Not only caliber, but also the principle of action. Actually, this is the main difference if you are not in the know. Before that, the bullets were classic.
                  Quote: Nick
                  There were submachine guns, self-loading assault rifles and carbines, machine guns.

                  Understand small arms, for starters. And then you have everything in a bunch. By virtue of their performance characteristics, submachine guns are almost always automatic (all according to the same Soviet GOST).
                  Quote: Nick
                  then compare Mosinka and CBT40 for example.

                  Compare. Mosinka, although it sucks, but worked. SVT did not want to work. And because of the design features, most likely could not. That's why it was put out of the army with the help of a knee. Immediately after the Second World War. A sniper version, so also during the Second World War.
                  Quote: Nick
                  which increased the rate of fire of weapons four times in comparison with the three-ruler, and this is a new qualitative indicator

                  Combat rate of fire of the Soviet three-line rifle arr. 1930 (she’s the same mosquito as a cuckoo) 10 rounds per minute. SVT has 20-25 rounds per minute (when it worked). Four times fails.
                  Quote: Nick
                  To summarize, the transition of quantity to quality is evident.

                  Three line arr. 1930 with weapons removed later SVT. There you go.
          2. parkello
            parkello 1 August 2016 00: 16
            +2
            I agree. we Cretans are very fond of AK of any series, and they certainly know a lot about weapons. I had to shoot AKM and AK-74. Ak-74 beat AKM in some respects. but ... there were also disadvantages. The AK-74 did not fire cartridges with BZT and MZ bullets. and AKM ate everything. and shot at a barrel of water. The AK-74 struck one side, and the AKM swooped down both. I had in the army at the beginning of FN Fal (factory natsional). good thing, but heavy. then the German NK-11 ruch. machine gun. also 10 kg weighed + removable barrel and ammunition for 7 kg .. in general, there was little joy. and at the training camp they fired with M-1 Garant, M-16 and M-4 ... weapons for the shooting gallery. where there is no liquid dirt, no dust. the fly does not buzz over your head. I don’t know, I really liked this model. Ak-400. thought out well. I would take myself like that under the patron of Elizarov-Semin. because 5,52 no longer inspires confidence in me. especially after firing from the M-4 (5,56), frankly, he doesn’t always open the door. and 7,62X51 is too big for assault rifles. as for me, the best option is an AK chambered for 7,62X39, well ... type can also reduce the slots under 6,5mm, but not 5,52 (aka 5,45) or 5,56 NATO.
      2. L. A. A.
        L. A. A. 16 June 2016 09: 11
        +1
        Yes, another type of energy.
      3. yehat
        yehat 16 June 2016 09: 48
        +5
        you know that, specifically in relation to Kalash, you can offer just awesome innovation - let them finally start making quality barrels for their weapons, at the level of their Western counterparts. You do not need any body kit - just do what you came up with 40 years ago, efficiently.
        1. fennekRUS
          fennekRUS 16 June 2016 16: 45
          +1
          Quote: yehat
          No kit needed

          The kit is just right. Plus to straighten the line of the barrel-butt, plus to improve the manufacture of the barrel, it is desirable to provide for a change of the trunk (cracker or thread). It is possible to strengthen the SK - by facilitating the external hitch. There is where to move.
          1. Vlad.by
            Vlad.by 16 June 2016 20: 18
            +1
            And the ion-plasma energy source does not need to be added to it? And 4 wheels for convenience!
            Those who wish can tune the weapon to lawlessness, but does the Army need this?
    2. L. A. A.
      L. A. A. 16 June 2016 09: 09
      -3
      AK has established itself. He is known all over the world. It is necessary to apply nanotechnology in the production of machine guns and bullets. That they were easy.
    3. Nick
      Nick 18 June 2016 15: 53
      0
      Quote: fa2998
      Izhevtsy, can you invent something new, and not 100500 alteration of the legendary Kalashnikov? laughing hi

      You are in vain! the number of accumulated upgrades will certainly lead to a significant jump in quality indicators. Dialectic however. Learn philosophy. Mother of all sciences.
    4. bunta
      bunta 6 October 2016 17: 25
      +1
      Quote: fa2998
      Izhevtsy, you can invent something new,

      A similar question can be addressed to the Americans with their legendary Stoner.
  3. Wolka
    Wolka 16 June 2016 06: 40
    0
    nothing new...
  4. RedBaron
    RedBaron 16 June 2016 07: 01
    +1
    The US small arms market is huge, Kalashnikov has every chance of being a leader in sales.
    1. L. A. A.
      L. A. A. 16 June 2016 09: 12
      0
      Well, you grabbed the cons. Cool.
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    3. Izotovp
      Izotovp 16 June 2016 09: 52
      +5
      The US market will soon be saturated with Kalash of its manufacture. The decision to issue has already been made.
  5. kig
    kig 16 June 2016 07: 34
    +3
    Question: if this is a new weapon intended for arming elite Russian special forces, how did it get to the Americans even before it was adopted by us? This Mr. Vickers will now comprehensively study it and tell his friends from Delta about it. A very wise decision to invite him to visit.
    1. brn521
      brn521 16 June 2016 11: 33
      +4
      Quote: kig
      if this is a new weapon designed to equip elite Russian special forces, then how did it get to the Americans before it was put into service with us?

      For the reason that in fact the machine is not intended for the elite, but for export. So they advertise as they can. The same cut-off mode for 3 rounds was introduced for export, where whole generations of shooters are brought up with this stray and are used to it. Whereas our elite units have a similar regime to one place.
  6. Red_Hamer
    Red_Hamer 16 June 2016 08: 04
    +2
    What else, "ahead of time" can not offer, just to crush a competitor! A banal marketing move to overthrow a competitor in the competition "Kovrovtsa" A-545. These are huge orders, and what money! That's all.
    1. Droid
      Droid 17 June 2016 08: 36
      +1
      What can’t you offer to push the machine that failed the contest 30 years ago?
      Quote: Red_Hamer
      Well, what huge orders, and what money! That's all.
  7. Samuel Marshak
    Samuel Marshak 16 June 2016 08: 12
    +1
    We are waiting for the AK-600 for the main bodyguard of Russia)))
    1. Red_Hamer
      Red_Hamer 16 June 2016 08: 28
      0
      So in the announcement on the text
      It is proposed for arming elite Russian special forces, which include the Special Forces Center of the FSB of Russia (Vympel and Alpha), as well as the President’s Security Service.
      laughing Apparently for the Kalashnikov concern, A-545, it is like a nightmare in reality! Ordered not to miss, by any means.
    2. ssergn
      ssergn 16 June 2016 09: 31
      0
      Did you hold the weapon yourself?
  8. L. A. A.
    L. A. A. 16 June 2016 09: 17
    +1
    The machine is good. Most importantly, good weapons do not go into the army en masse. That's the problem. Will it make sense from creating even the best assault rifle if the soldiers don’t have it?
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  10. bad
    bad 16 June 2016 10: 12
    +6
    rpk-16 .. good also a good weapon ..
  11. erased
    erased 16 June 2016 10: 23
    +1
    Most likely, the AK-400 compact automatic machine of the so-called "hundredth series" was chosen as the base model for the AK-104, which was extended to the size of an ordinary AK-74M,

    Actually, the AK-103-3 is taken as the basis. He was still positioned as the AK-200. It is not clear why they did not use the fire mode switch, as in the AK-12. It was really more convenient there. And why they kept the length of the receiver like AKM, but did not reduce it, like on AK-12. Along the way, a step was taken back in the design, but the reasons for this are unknown. On the video you can see that the recoil is significantly less even when shooting in bursts. This is an undoubted plus. Although the main fire mode is solitary.
    The barrel length is less than 415 mm, but how much is not clear.
    In a word, it is definitely clear that the struggle for a defense order has begun and the military are leading a line to lower prices. That's just all this resembles a race without a start.
    First, it was necessary to determine the caliber. FSB, FSO, Ministry of Internal Affairs (now Nazigrvadia) prefer 7,62. The army in the person of special forces - too. The rest are still sitting at 5,45. Although the armor penetration is 7,62 higher and the stopping effect, too.
    And the coolest thing is that both contestants merge in the media a lot of left information regarding their successes. And these are state-owned enterprises!
    In the USSR, the competition was closed, as a result, people learned about the new image of weapons only upon the fact of its demonstration after adoption. That would revive the tradition. Like the tradition of planting saboteurs, those who openly fail the business and steal money.
    1. KP8789
      KP8789 16 June 2016 11: 15
      -1
      The author is apparently in weapons no boom boom.

      Another Izhevsk assault rifle, AK-12, which had previously been proposed as a promising development for inclusion in the combat equipment of the new generation “Ratnik”, does not fully meet the requirements of elite Russian special forces. The AK-12 is an army weapon, an infantry and paratrooper weapon. Special Forces soldiers more compact machine needed, which, on the one hand, would not be inferior to the AK-12 in accuracy and accuracy of fire, on the other hand, would be small enough to successfully storm houses, trains, planes and buses, parachute jumps and etc. It is expected that the total length of the machine will be no more than 940 mm, and it will weigh a little more than 3 kilograms.


      The indicated size and weight correspond to the AK-12. Where the author saw the "compactness". Besides, the AK-12 is planned to have shortened modifications.
    2. overb
      overb 16 June 2016 23: 27
      +1
      Quote: erased
      The rest are still sitting at 5,45. Although the armor penetration is 7,62 higher and the stopping effect, too.

      In fact, everything is exactly the opposite. It is completely incomprehensible where the myth came from that the intermediate cartridge 7,62 is at least somewhat superior to the 5,45 cartridge.
      Anyway, how can you compare weapons on them? This is a weapon of completely different categories. For the army, the weapon on the intermediate cartridge 7,62 does not categorically fit. In the USSR it was understood back in the 70s of the last century. And in the world, back in the second half of the 40s.
  12. Alexander War
    Alexander War 16 June 2016 10: 36
    +1
    The machine is good, now only it for rearmament. And the butt is excellent, not only that telescopic but also folding
  13. RussKamikadZE
    RussKamikadZE 16 June 2016 10: 52
    0
    Quote: BARMEN628651
    AEK is a good machine and it’s a miserable semblance of squeezing the market out of it. And the article is painfully hackneyed, it’s ridiculous to write about unreliability of AEC without jambs about its failure to work.

    So good that no one uses it.
    1. yehat
      yehat 17 June 2016 16: 38
      0
      AEK use. There are positive reviews from the Chechen company and from a number of lesser-known parties. Enough practical material has been collected and work has already been done on the problems identified. In fact, AEK is no less than Kalash is now ready for operation.
    2. 4thParasinok
      4thParasinok 11 July 2016 16: 49
      0
      sorry for the minus, missed the button request
  14. Maxim73
    Maxim73 16 June 2016 11: 02
    0
    And again, the Kalashnikov assault rifle ... I’m afraid to talk about the NEW assault rifle.
    1. pimen
      pimen 16 June 2016 11: 52
      +1
      so newer, apparently, will not be. In terms of balance on the circle - it is, in terms of performance characteristics - balanced automation. Other trends are somehow not visible
  15. Samuel Marshak
    Samuel Marshak 16 June 2016 11: 38
    +1
    Thanks to the author for the article. Everything is laid out on shelves, good photos.
  16. Olena
    Olena 16 June 2016 12: 10
    +2
    -The Chinese have so many different modifications of various small arms automatic weapons that it seems that they have their own "separate machine gun" for each type of troops ... -and all this has long been introduced and used in the Chinese troops ... -And here everything goes on "endless polemics" ... that supposedly "this machine" is too expensive to manufacture, and "another machine" supposedly has drawbacks, and the "third machine" in general ... is inferior to the first two .. . and so on ... -I'm not an expert, but I could not help but notice that such a "dispute" has been going on for several years ... -Something strange, many soldiers have already served in the army with "old machine guns" and have come home , and the dispute continues ... -And when will our soldiers begin to master new weapons ..? -And won't it turn out to be an unexpected "curious novelty" for those who have already served ... -Because skills are needed, and the new weapon remained "in the project" ...
    1. Maxim73
      Maxim73 16 June 2016 13: 00
      +3
      You have forgotten about your favorite saying that they say that the weapon is not for "conscripts", the soldier will not master it ... You might think that the Russians, at the genetic level, in the womb of their Mother, are laying down a scheme for not completely disassembling the AK-74M.
  17. Alex_T
    Alex_T 16 June 2016 12: 46
    +1
    The author contradicts himself: "Special forces soldiers need a more compact machine gun ... within 940 mm." 940 mm is the dimensions of the AK-74, judging by the photo of the AK-400, it is not particularly noticeably shorter than the AK-74, the same eggs, only in profile + Picatinny strips + cutoff of 3 shots.
  18. Skubudu
    Skubudu 16 June 2016 13: 27
    +2
    I think the problem of Russia in terms of creating new high-quality weapons is as follows.
    We need new young cadres, we need new ideas and bold decisions.
    Only now it is difficult for a talented young designer to promote his project, in the same Izhmash or TOZ ... old men sit there who will hold on to the old "reliable" scheme and do not give way to the young talented. And we have had one or two private arms companies.
    1. Igor39
      Igor39 16 June 2016 13: 40
      +1
      And most importantly, you need a lot of money to make a new machine at your factory and supply it to the troops.
  19. dzerzhinsky
    dzerzhinsky 16 June 2016 13: 42
    +4
    At the same time, the “four hundredth series” demonstrates its superiority in the tests performed. The AK-400 is superior to both the AK-74 assault rifles and the upgraded AK-12.

    Any donkey understands that any next model of the "AK" family will be better than the previous one. Strange if it were the other way around!
    Is it weak to compare with AEK-971?

    At the same time, both AK-12 and AEK-971 have already been criticized by customers from the Russian Ministry of Defense because of their high cost.

    Businessmen ... Our army should have all the best! And money is secondary. You will steal less - then there will be enough money for everything, and not only for machines.
    1. Droid
      Droid 17 June 2016 08: 39
      0
      Quote: Dzerzhinsky

      Is it weak to compare with AEK-971?

      Compared 30 years ago, after which AEK was excluded from the competition.
      1. yehat
        yehat 17 June 2016 16: 19
        +1
        against AEK there are only 4 arguments
        1. more expensive. but the price is not much different from the ak-12
        2. the survivability of some 1 detail (gear or sprocket) - it has been significantly increased and now this is not a problem.
        3. The complexity of the design - sorry, but the balancer is not so complicated. There is no cuckoo clock there, everything is just inside.
        4. weight. AK-12 is 300 grams lighter. For comparison, a full cartridge magazine weighs 850 grams. Those. the difference is not critical from the word at all.
        no more complaints. Talk about body kit, butt and piccatini strips - just trying to muddy the water.

        And what do we get in return? Weapons that will make it much more efficient to shoot in line.
        question: do you agree to make it a little heavier and make a little more expensive Kalash for this?
        1. Droid
          Droid 17 June 2016 16: 56
          0
          Quote: yehat
          And what do we get in return?

          Nothing worth rearming.
          Quote: yehat
          against AEK there are only 4 arguments

          Exactly one. It does not give superiority over AK74 even 1,5 times.
          1,1-1,2 times not worth the cost.
          Quote: yehat
          Weapons that will make it much more efficient to shoot in line.

          Will not allow it.
  20. Mountain shooter
    Mountain shooter 16 June 2016 16: 28
    +1
    Yes, what are the prices for the machine? How many machine guns cost ... well, not a tank, but a tank gun shell? So it’s not worth the price. Our soldier should have all the best.
  21. MRomanovich
    MRomanovich 16 June 2016 17: 00
    0
    What a muddy story with this AK-400. Even more turbid than what is happening around the new machines. It’s like a step back after a confident jerk forward. I hope everything will be settled soon. Ideally, all possible variants of machines (standard, shortened, machine gun) should be on the same base, and not randomly as the concern does at the moment. In my narrow-minded view, in searching for solutions to certain requirements, one must dance from a single base.
  22. MRomanovich
    MRomanovich 16 June 2016 17: 07
    +1
    Quote: fa2998
    Izhevtsy, can you invent something new, and not 100500 alteration of the legendary Kalashnikov?

    All over the world, no one has invented anything new. So why only claim to Izhevsk?
    1. rubidiy
      rubidiy 16 June 2016 18: 18
      +1
      Quote: MRomanovich
      So why only claim to Izhevsk?

      quality claims. And do not carry on nonsense about "the whole world." For the special forces, everyone who could and wanted to have created weapons that are significantly superior to the AK-74 in accuracy, accuracy, accuracy, and ergonomics. The conversation is going on, don't forget, about weapons for special forces. And in Izhevsk they sit in the lobby and row contract after contract, not caring about improving the build quality and developing a qualitatively new weapon.
      So by the way, the famous Kalash was developed in Kovrov. And even now, it seems, the Kovrov developments are easier to bring to mind than to force Izhevtsov to move.
  23. rubidiy
    rubidiy 16 June 2016 18: 06
    +3
    another advertising leaflet from the Kalashnikov concern. Larry Vickers, like any American, sells goods. He does not even try to be objective and even in the least negative in his latest videos on weapons, which he was foisted in "Kalashnikov". When he didn't say a word against the AN-94, doubts about it completely disappeared. This is despite the fact that during his previous visit to Russia, he was shooting just somewhere near Moscow (not in Kovrov, and not in Izhevsk), and the AN-94 deserved an appropriate assessment when it was stuck tightly so that two could not eliminate the delay.
    As soon as he began to cooperate with the Kalashnikov concern, any objectivity disappeared.
  24. UVB
    UVB 16 June 2016 19: 13
    0
    Among the interesting features of the machine, the appearance of the “cut-off” firing mode, which allows firing in bursts of 3 shots, can be distinguished.
    Is such a function needed? Any complication of the design leads to a decrease in reliability. For a normal gunner, it’s elementary to cut off two or shots, and even more so for commandos.
  25. Massik
    Massik 16 June 2016 19: 49
    +3
    Why 400 ???wassat But why ??? laughing
    Designers need to stick 3 planks of picatini-weaver on pisyun, before they stupefy sculpt anywhere.
    1. marshes
      marshes 16 June 2016 20: 07
      +2
      Quote: Marssik
      Why 400 ??? But why ???
      Designers need to stick 3 planks of picatini-weaver on pisyun, before they stupefy sculpt anywhere.

      Yours need to develop the Dragunov scheme. With a short piston stroke. Example Beretta ARX-160, it has a good trunk under 7.62x39, already 5.45x39.
      Very convenient, damn expensive.
      1. kumaxa
        kumaxa 26 June 2016 07: 27
        0
        citizens will not change, it’s about talking about an army rifle and not about special forces weapons!
  26. marshes
    marshes 16 June 2016 19: 55
    0
    Interesting, promote it!
    So, according to Aktobe, I noticed that our special forces, according to the frames of the video, the sniper as an additional weapon, use the CP-3 VORTEX.
  27. Shelest2000
    Shelest2000 16 June 2016 20: 00
    0
    Quote: inkass_98
    Quote: BARMEN628651
    AEK is a good machine, and it’s a miserable semblance of squeezing the market from it. And the article is painfully custom-made

    What can be said about the above? Without getting personal, I would like to note that a wide range of products is only for the benefit of the consumer. If the consumer is satisfied, then the company will only be well. That's all the logic. Look at the bourgeois market: if you want "white top, black bottom" (C) - please, if you want gray-brown speckled - please. And as we had one model of an assault rifle and a pistol for the army, militia, special services, it remains for the most part.
    AK-12 and AEK-971 have not yet shown themselves, no matter how or where, it is too early to sing songs to them. A new model of weapons appears, albeit a remake of the old one - but for God's sake, if it has its own consumer and market perspective.

    Sorry, but the bourgeois shooters market is mostly civil, especially among the amers. For their 315 million population, they have about 270 million privately owned trunks. And then there is Finland with their liberal weapons laws, Switzerland .... From there, and such a variety of weapons and samples presented for service - they HAVE a weapons market. And we do not have it even in its infancy. Decisions on acceptance / refusal for individual samples are made at the command and administrative level, turning away from shortcomings (I’m throwing a stone towards the Rook pistol!) And not paying attention to dignity. IMHO, but until we have a civilian arms market (what we have now is not even funny), there will be no high-quality small arms in the army, no matter how paradoxical it may sound, but there will be a simple, cheap weapon for "Uzbeks" to shoot "in the direction" rather than the target.
  28. Oprychnik
    Oprychnik 16 June 2016 20: 14
    +2
    Now I am reading this article, and suddenly there is shooting in the street, three shots. I jumped out onto the balcony, I live on the 5th floor, I can't see anything except children without glasses. It seems that they don't shoot anymore. Just sat down at the computer, another shot. I took my glasses, I go out onto the balcony, about 50 meters away, three girls no more than 13 are walking. One raises her hand, I see that there is a pistol in her, what brand, I could not see. Ahead of them are probably classmates, about 50 meters away. She makes a shot, with a flash, not pneumatic, probably. Maybe single. Then I yell with an automatic machine from the balcony: “Come on, stop it, you fool, we'll have a belt in your ass!” We accelerated our pace, disappeared around the corner, and there was another shot. Here, many are in favor of permitting weapons. In this situation, I'm not sure what it is. Dad drinks, daughter smokes. And not necessarily there will be blanks in the karamultuk.
    1. marshes
      marshes 16 June 2016 20: 19
      +1
      Quote: Oprychnik
      . Here many are for permission of the weapon. In this situation, I’m not sure what it is. Dad drinks, daughter smokes. And not necessarily in the karamultuk will be single.

      Sam injured from adolescents, dad in the AUTO, football is on now, passed to the district.
      By the way, I wrote about this about three years ago.
      In KZ, by the way, injuries are seized ....
    2. Oprychnik
      Oprychnik 16 June 2016 21: 56
      -3
      For complete zamusnusheniya - lovers of free wearing karamultuki - like an animal called a hyena! Ugh!
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  30. Cheget
    Cheget 16 June 2016 22: 49
    0
    somehow everything is doubtful. in the photo the fire mode switch is classic, without cutoff, three rounds. something often Kalashnikov began to introduce new models.
    1. corporal
      corporal 17 June 2016 03: 00
      0
      He has a fire mode switch on the left side under his thumb. The video was not shown.
  31. voyaka uh
    voyaka uh 17 June 2016 02: 01
    +6
    AI robots in an interview with our correspondent
    sparingly, soldierly, praised their Kalashnikovs:
    "In the mud, we breaks bl..l ... and the weapon shoots, bl..l ..."

    (2100, "on the borders of Russia") smile
  32. fsb_buzuk
    fsb_buzuk 17 June 2016 08: 46
    0
    But still, how does it differ from the AK-74M?
    1. yehat
      yehat 17 June 2016 16: 32
      +2
      this is the AK-74M, which they began to refine. they didn’t do a lot of years, but then they began to implement primitive ideas that were put under the cloth.
      It is embarrassing that without changing anything important, they call the product a new index, such as working for a hundred years and a cool innovation turned out, but in reality they made a high-quality barrel, assembled a device, shot, got a conclusion, but they will make it differently for the army.
      Cartridges where regular defects, trunks like China. So shoot from THIS.
      This is just a cynical swindle for contracts, feeders and the struggle for monopoly.
  33. satelit24
    satelit24 17 June 2016 16: 16
    0
    all promises for the third year! - and things are still there!
  34. strelok-54
    strelok-54 18 June 2016 02: 03
    0
    I don’t understand why you need to chase the cheapness of our weapons? Good is never cheap. Saving on defense is criminal !!! I fuck if AEK is more expensive than AK, but better! The reserves of AKM and AK-74 will be enough for the reservists. The army is not so big anymore. And in personnel everything should be super !!! From sock fabric to toothbrush. If you need to save, then the oligarchs should be shaken. And then in the newspapers there is one article about the most expensive Abramovich’s yacht in the world and a billion in cash from a rogue governor. About how they steal billions from the Moscow Region. And in another article about how they want to make a cheaper machine for a soldier.
  35. exo
    exo 26 June 2016 22: 29
    0
    It pleases the fact that there is plenty to choose from.
  36. tracer
    tracer 13 November 2016 20: 04
    0
    For those who understand the subject of discussion in the article. Look carefully at the mechanical sight of this machine. The rear pillar is too close to the eye and the eye will never catch it clearly in focus, simply because of the physiological characteristics of the structure of the pupil. The spirit of centimeters is simple. Kapets ... And if it is also of a diopter type, then it will simply be impossible to shoot at it because of the low light transmission design features. Then, look carefully !!! The calimator-type laser sight is mounted on a removable shutter cover. Never, never will he definitely fall back into place without shooting again. And yet, look how high the collimator is, you need to press your cheek to the butt, and not look at it like on TV. That is, a uniform grab of weapons is impossible to achieve already in principle. This is all from the crafty, comfortable butts, the position of the pupil to the aiming axis, someone just invented it. How long will this nonsense be printed and God forbid it is produced? AEK Kovrovites significantly overlaps this creation, and with ergonomics, everything is fine in its place. And optics clings as it should.