A relatively long time ago, the AK-12, a new machine for the Armed Forces of Russia, appeared. But one cannot stop at what has been accomplished, what he has created – perfect it! That concern “Kalashnikov” and follows the principle. And this time he developed a universal retrofit kit for Kalashnikovs. This development allows to increase the effectiveness of combat use of weapons. one and a half times. The criterion is “the frequency of injury” at a distance of up to 300 meters, regardless of the time of day or weather conditions. Another “bun” is that the kit is suitable for any model of AK, which is in service with Russian security forces (7.62 * 39 mm and 5.45 mm caliber), and is installed in 15-20 minutes.
Sergey Urzhumtsev, deputy director of the Kalashnikov concern, told what the modernization kit consists of:
- Upgraded stock and receiver cover;
- Modern cantilever pad and handguard, with Picatinny slats on them;
- New belt;
- Ergonomic fire control grip.
The Picatinny slats integrated into the kit allow you to install a bunch of additional equipment on the machine. These are modern optical sights, collimators, flashlights, LCC (Laser designator – note ed.). In addition, thanks to a new set it is possible to install a silencer or flame arrester. This is not all. You can also install a bayonet or a 40-mm grenade launcher.
The machine, released before the development of the kit, can be upgraded both at the industrial plant and in the troops themselves. Now the Kalashnikov rifle can be adjusted immediately before the combat mission.
At the moment, the kit is being prepared for mass production.