Tests of the new Kalashnikov will begin in 2011

Municipal tests of the new Kalashnikov 200 series, made on the basis of the AK-74M, will begin in 2011. On this, as reported by "Interfax", said the director of "Izhevsk Machine-Building Plant" Vladimir Grodetsky, adding that small instrument is more limited — new generation occurs several times in 10 years old Male. According to the results of tests may be decided to supply new small guns to the troops.

On a brand new machine until it is clear not much. In 2009, the General Director of "Rosoboronexport" Anatoly Isaykin said the new model will replace the "Kalashnikov" a "cell series." Specifically, the instrument of the 200 series will be different from the previous generation machines by 40-50 percent efficiency of implementation. According Grodetsky, on the new machine came strap for attaching additional equipment — sights, laser sights and a flashlight.

Upgraded AK-74 5.45mm equip foldaside plastic butt plate and a "dovetail" mounting optical sights. Rate AK-74M is about 600 rounds per minute. Automatic was adopted at the armament in 1995.

Automatic Kalashnikov rifle was developed in 1947, and in 1949 he was admitted to the armament Russian army. Since that time, the AK has undergone several modifications, the latter of which, as referred to as "one-hundredth series"(AK-101, AK-102, AK-103, AK-104, AK-105), appeared in the 90s. Kalashnikovs taken at armament in 55 countries. Many countries, including China, creating a "Kalashnikov" without a license.

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