Wednesday, April 24, 2024

Russia develops NATO-standard assault rifle

The Russian manufacturer of the infamous AK-47 assault rifle has released short promo video of its new experimental AK-19 rifle.

The AK-19 is a version of the AK-12 assault rifle chambered for NATO’s 5.56mm rounds.

The new Russian assault rifle has received a lightweight telescopic-type buttstock with improved ergonomics, a new sight and slotted flash suppressor that allows quickly installing a silencer.

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“The experimental AK-19 assault rifle. The cartridge used is the NATO 5.56. The barrel length – 415mm. The twist rate – 178mm. The weight – 3,350 g,” the Kalashnikov Group said on its Instagram.

The new assault rifle has received a lightweight telescopic-type buttstock with improved ergonomics, a new sight and slotted flash suppressor that allows quickly installing a silencer.

The new assault rifle will be demonstrated to the public in the Kalashnikov Group’s demonstration center at the Patriot Park during the Army-2020 international arms show that will run on August 23-29.

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Colton Jones
Colton Jones
Colton Jones is the deputy editor of Defence Blog. He is a US-based journalist, writer and publisher who specializes in the defense industry in North America and Europe. He has written about emerging technology in military magazines and elsewhere. He is a former Air Force airmen and served at the Ramstein Air Base in Germany.

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