The newest AK-12 production factory "Izhmash" on Friday sent to the defense enterprise CRI "Tochmash" (Moscow) for the preliminary tests, told RIA Novosti press-secretary of the NGO "Izhmash" Elena Filatova.
Earlier, the chief designer of NPO "Izhmash" Vladimir Zlobin told RIA Novosti that the AK-12 that will be sent to the pre-test in November 2012, with the exact date was not announced. To date, defense companies and government conduct preliminary tests on the basis of the combined test center in CRI "Tochmash".
"AK-12, we are now sent to the Central Research Institute" Tochmash "for the preliminary tests, the company he will arrive on November 6," — said Filatov.
In turn, General Director of the Central Research Institute "Tochmash" Dmitry Semizorov told RIA Novosti that the pre-test machine will take no more than a month. "Preliminary tests usually can take different times, depending on the scope of testing, which is determined by the customer," — said Semizorov.
Earlier, the chief designer of NPO "Izhmash" Vladimir Zlobin said that before the machines will be put into mass production, have yet to go through the procedure of state tests. They are due to start in 2013 and be completed in June-July of the same year.
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 sub-machine guns, assault rifles and light machine guns as combined arms, and special purposes.
"NPO" Izhmash ", the main shareholder is the state corporation" Russian Technologies ", develops and manufactures a wide range of special and civil products — Kalashnikovs and Nikonov, submachine guns, sniper rifles, grenade launchers, aircraft guns, guided artillery weapons, means of technical maintenance and repair of guided weapons, as well as serial and special machinery and tools.