Infantry Weapons

Rosgvardiya buys EUR1 million worth of SMGs, grenade launchers

09 May 2017

Russia's National Guard Troops (Rosgvardiya), created in April 2016, signed agreements on 4 May valued at EUR1 million (USD1.1 million) with JSC Kalashnikov for more than 1,000 Vityaz-SN 9x19 mm submachine guns (SMGs) and 250 GP-34 under-slung grenade launchers.

The Rosgvardiya incorporates in a single structure all 500,000 Interior Ministry troops and most federal and regional intervention units, providing a direct means to counter civil unrest and carry out Kremlin policy. It has been deployed in defence exercises in paramilitary roles.

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