Tests of the newest Kalashnikov completed in Russia

Podmoskovnoye defense enterprise TSNIITOCHMASH completed tests of the newest AK-12, told RIA Novosti on Friday, the press service of the company.

Earlier, a spokesman "Izhmash" Elena Filatova said the AK-12 will be pre-tested at a defense plant TSNIITOCHMASH (Moscow region).

"Preliminary testing of the AK-12 completed, determined and a full range of combat service and the performance of the new model," — said the source.

He noted that all types of research carried out, including an AK-12 has been tested for reliability in a variety of conditions and dynamic loads.

According to him, in the course of TSNIITOCHMASH invited representatives of the developer to observe the tests. "The tests were carried out by highly qualified specialists on a unique test base", — said the spokesman.

He stressed that the results delivered to the customer.

Previously CEO Dmitry TSNIITOCHMASH Semizorov told RIA Novosti that the machine during testing revealed a number of shortcomings, the nature of which he did not elaborate, citing "confidentiality developer."

In turn, the chief designer of "Izhmash" Vladimir Zlobin said that the AK-12 was sent to the pre-test is to "identify all the shortcomings and weaknesses of the new development."

He added that, after receiving the expert opinion, the designers of "Izhmash" begin to refine the product and address the comments, which will ultimately allow the AK-12 is worthy to pass state tests in the second half of 2013.

Zlobin said the AK-12 has already attracted great interest from all law enforcement agencies, on the basis of the machine will be set up large scale combat samples. These include pistols, machine guns, assault rifles and light machine guns as combined arms, and special purposes.

Work on the creation of the AK-12 began in the design and technology center "Izhmash" in August 2011, and in December was made the first sample of these weapons. In the AK-12 has implemented a number of new design and technology solutions that have improved the combat power and effectiveness of fire all kinds of fire.

The new machine has been improved ergonomics in the design of integrated Picatinny rail — special mounting devices for installation of additional equipment: optical, collimating and night sights, rangefinders, target designators and other body kit that will effectively use the weapons at any time of the day. Also gained automatic folding telescopic buttstock, adjustable trim and butt plate.

Handle reloading AK-12 can be mounted on either the right or left, allowing convenient to use it, and right-handers and left-handers. In this machine has kept legendary reliability, durability and ease of operation. In 2013 it is planned to submit it to the state test, after which the machine will be adopted by the Russian Army and put into production.

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