Dragunov sniper rifle — 50 years

Dragunov sniper rifle - 50 years
In June 2013 marks the 50th anniversary of the adoption of a day or a sniper rifle SVD Dragunov development Eugenia the Russian army. Work on upgrading the standard SVD and tests under the ROC «Warrior» will end in November 2013.

«The modernization will get a new rifle barrel, additional Picatinny rail on top of the receiver box for installation of modern cladding, butt with adjustable ergonomics also Rollaway telescopic bipod,» — said the chief designer of «Izhmash» Vladimir Zlobin. — As a result of modernization at the IRS will be significantly enhanced properties of accuracy. «

Also works on modernization of SVD designers «Izhmash» develop a fundamentally new sniper weapons systems that will be worthy of the XXI century standards guns.

Work on creating semi-automatic sniper rifle for army snipers began in 1958 and were assigned to the constructor «Izhmash» Yevgeny Dragunov. Due to profound knowledge systems of small tools, athletic ability and experience in the design of small arms Dragunov managed to create the most reliable and heap automatic rifle for army snipers. In June 1963 Dragunov sniper rifle (SVD) was adopted by the Russian Army. For half a century, it has gained worldwide recognition and wide distribution — SVD army units use more than 30 countries around the world. Experts believe the best army SVD sniper weapon XX century.

«Izhmash» — the largest Russian manufacturer of automatic and sniper combat guns, guided artillery shells, also a wide range of civilian products — shotguns, sporting rifles, machines and tools. The company was founded in 1807. Products «Izhmash» comes in 27 countries, including the United States, England, Germany, Norway, Italy, Canada, Kazakhstan and Thailand

Municipal company «Russian Technologies» (Rosteh) — Russian company, made in 2007 for the development, production and export of industrial products sverhtehnologichny civilian and military use. Its membership comes 663 organizations, of which the currently 8 formed holding companies in the defense industry, 5 — in civilian industry sectors. Rosteh organization placed on the ground 60 subjects of the Russian Federation and deliver products to market more than 70 countries in the world. Unblemished profit in 2011 amounted to 45.6 billion rubles, the tax payments to the budgets of all levels have gained 100 billion rubles.

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