Eurosatory 2014

Upgrading the AK (ES14E2)

17 June 2014

Renowned for its innovative XRGL40 handheld multishot 40mm extended range grenade launcher, South Africa’s Rippel Effect Systems (Hall 6, Stand B570) has just qualified its single-shot UBL40 as part of its AK assault rifle upgrade kit.

A cost-effective rail system for the ubiquitous AK47 accommodates not only Rippel’s new lightweight UBL40 but also a range of ancillary equipment, including a reflex sight, lasers, flashlights and tactical grips.

The advantage of the Rippel upgrade kit lies in retaining the existing maintenance routine for the weapon, its performance and the use of existing mechanical sights. More importantly, the rail system requires no mechanical modification of the weapon.

Combining the AK47 with Rippel Effect’s CRAR-32 compact reflex sight provides exceptional operational flexibility.

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