Tests began modernized AK-74 made on research and production enterprise «Izhmash». This now told Trend. ITAR-TASS press service.
«The other day, a day or 93rd birthday famous designer Kalashnikov guns Misha began testing modernized AK-74. This model is designed NGOs «Izhmash» within the «Russian Technologies», on the basis of the most popular in the world of small guns, «- said spokesman NGOs» Izhmash » Lena Filatova.
According to her, tests AK-74 with an extended factory modernization underway in the Central Research Institute of Machine Building clear / TSNIITOCHMASH /. Arms will receive a full test on the basis of which the conclusion will be made on the harmonization of the upgraded weapons requirements and objectives of a modern army.
«As a result of the tests, which will end before the end of 2012, a decision on the implementation of the decision to modernize the AK-74 in the various security agencies,» — said in a press release from the company.
Modified version of the machine was hand guards with Picatinny rail for installing the whole range of modern outboard equipment, rollaway front handle, telescopic butt and ergonomic pistol grip. Along with projects to modernize the AK-74 NGO «Izhmash» is working on the creation of a Kalashnikov fifth generation — AK-12, which is also sent to the preliminary tests.