The other day, the 93rd day or birthday of the famous designer Kalashnikov guns Misha began tests of the upgraded machine AK-74. This model is designed NGOs "Izhmash", part of "Russian Technologies", on the basis of the most popular in the world of small tools made by Misha Kalashnikov.
Tests AK-74 with an extended factory modernization underway in the Central Research Institute of Machine Building clear (TSNIITOCHMASH). Weapons to go whole test cycle, based on which the conclusion will be made on the harmonization of the requirements of the upgraded guns and objectives of a modern army.
The finalized version of the machine was hand guards with a Picatinny rail for mounting the full range of modern outboard equipment, roll-away front handle, telescopic butt and ergonomic pistol grip. According to the results of tests that run out before the end of 2012, a decision on the implementation of this decision on modernization AK-74 in different security agencies.
Along with the projects to modernize AK-74 NGO "Izhmash" is working on the creation of a Kalashnikov fifth generation — the AK-12. He also sent a TSNIITOCHMASH on preliminary tests.
Mikhail Kalashnikov is working at the plant since 1949. In February 2012, during the reorganization of the enterprise, he, together with all the staff was transferred to the NGO "Izhmash" for the position of head designer, head of the design office on Small Arms Design and enterprise technology center. Eminent designer celebrate their own day of birth on November 10.
"Izhmash" — the largest Russian manufacturer of automatic and sniper combat guns, guided artillery shells, as a wide range of civilian products: shotguns, sporting rifles, machine tools and tool. The company was founded in 1807. Production "Izhmash" is available in 27 countries, including the United States, England, Germany, Norway, Italy, Canada, Kazakhstan and Thailand.
"Russian Technologies" — Russian company made in 2007 to promote the development, production and export of industrial products sverhtehnologichny civilian and military purpose. Its membership comes 663 organizations, of which the currently formed 12 holding companies in the military-industrial complex, a 5 — to civilian industry sectors. Organization "Russian Technologies" placed on the ground 60 subjects of the Russian Federation and deliver products to market more than 70 countries around the world. CEO — Sergey Chemezov. Untainted profit in 2011 amounted to 1.55 billion rubles, the tax payments to the budgets of all levels have gained 100 billion rubles.