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Terms of completion of state tests of the Chukavin microwave sniper rifle have been announced

Terms of completion of state tests of the Chukavin microwave sniper rifle have been announced
State tests of a new promising sniper rifle Chukavin (Microwave), developed to replace SVD, will be completed before the end of this year. It is reported by the press service “Kalashnikov”.

The concern explained, что в настоящее время опытные образцы новой винтовки проходят государственные испытания в войсках, их окончание планируется на конец этого года. earlier “Kalashnikov” планировали начало серийного производства СВЧ на 2021 year.

New Chukavin sniper rifle (Microwave) was developed by the company “Kalashnikov” on the instructions of the Ministry of Defense to replace the already obsolete Dragunov sniper rifle (SVD). For the first time microwave was shown to the public in 2017 year's forum “Army 2017”. The rifle was originally implemented in three calibers - 7.62x54R, 7,62х51 NATO (also known as .308 Win), and .338 Lapua Magnum (8,6х70 мм). At the same time, in caliber 7.62x54R, the microwave rifle is fully compatible with magazines from the SVD sniper rifle.

The length of the microwave, depending on the version, is from 995 to 1015 millimeters, and weight - 4,2 kilograms with an empty magazine and an optical sight installed. The weapon is equipped with a barrel length 410 millimeters. Microwave has an effective firing range 1200 m.

Meanwhile “Kalashnikov” не намерены забывать и про СВД, на замену которой готовится СВЧ. Концерн предлагает варианты модернизации снайперской винтовки Драгунова с использованием современных материалов и решений, включая адаптацию под новые прицелы. As stated in the Group, в настоящее время в мире на вооружении находится несколько сотен тысяч винтовок СВД, доказавших свою эффективность.

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