The special purpose regiment of the Southern Military District is completely re-equipped with new AK-12 Kalashnikov assault rifles. According to the press service of the Ministry of Defense, special forces received another batch of new machine guns.
A batch of the latest AK-12 assault rifles entered service with a special forces regiment in the Stavropol Territory, thereby completing its rearmament with a new machine gun. In total, the party included 300 machines. As specified in the military department, the regiment was one of the first, in which the AK-12 completely replaced the AK-74M. In total, within the framework of a three-year contract, more than 150 thousand AK-12 and AK-15 assault rifles.
celebrated, that the AK-12 has an increased accuracy of fire, barrel survivability and improved ergonomics. It has three shooting modes: single, automatic and burst with a cutoff of two shots. A removable muzzle brake-compensator is installed on the weapon, it is possible to install a device for low-noise and flameless shooting. Folding buttstock adjustable in length, there is a Picatinny rail on the receiver. A 40-mm grenade launcher is installed on the machine.
The Kalashnikov AK-12 assault rifle was adopted in 2018 year. As previously stated in the Ministry of Defense, in the army he, basically, replaces AK-74M. Machine developed under the program “warrior” and enters it, as an element of long-term complex equipment of the Armed Forces fighters.
Caliber – 5,45h39 mm, weapon length in firing position – 880-940 mm, with folded butt – 690 mm unloaded weight – 3,5 kg, rate of fire – 700 rounds per minute.