Infantry Weapons

Kalashnikov expands small arms portfolio

29 August 2017

The Kalashnikov Group, a subsidiary of the Rostec state corporation, has been expanding its product portfolio. The company displayed its latest small arms designs at the Army-2017 military-technical exhibition held outside Moscow on 22-27 August.

The company unveiled the compact versions of its newest AK-12 and AK-15 assault rifles, designated AK-12K and AK-15K, respectively.

The AK-12K is intended to replace the AKS-74U and AK-105. Nearly the entire length of the rifles's upper receiver is equipped with a MIL-STD-1913 Picatinny rail to attach various sights and firing accessories, including weapon flashlights and laser pointers.

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