The designer Mikhail Kalashnikov allowed to call his naming of weapons concern

The creator of the famous machine Misha Kalashnikov permission to use his name in the title of concern munitions factories, to be done on the basis of factories in Izhevsk, said on Sunday, Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin in his own microblog on Twitter.

"The famous gunsmith was aware of my ideas to make on the basis of the Izhevsk plant concern "Kalashnikov"And gave consent for the introduction of his name," — wrote Rogozin, reports RIA announcements.

First, in November Rogozin suggested linking Izhevsk enterprises "Izhmash" and "Izhmeh" producing small tool, in concern under the brand "Kalashnikov. "

7.62mm automatic Kalashnikov — automatic, Misha Kalashnikov designed in 1947 and adopted for service in the Russian army in 1949. At its base is created whole family of military and civilian shooting guns of different calibers, including AKM and AK-74 and their modifications, RPK machine gun and others.

AK and its variants are the most common small tool in the world. It is estimated that this type (including licensed and unlicensed copies, and foreign-based development AK) belongs to a fifth of all existing in the world of small firearms. For 60 years, was released more than 70 million Kalashnikov automatic rifles of various modifications. They are in service with 50 foreign armies.

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