"Izhmash" has started developing a new generation of automatic weapons.
Automatic weapons will be based on the scheme is fundamentally different from the one used in Kalashnikov rifles. According to the Acting Director General of "Izhmash" Maxim Kuzyuk, it is about "a new platform that will compete with the very modern analogues of small arms in the world."
Konsruktorami task ahead is to create from scratch a new weapon. In this regard, according to ITAR-TASS, engineering and weapons center businesses will be strengthened by new employees and promising technologies.
In parallel with the work on the new machine factory continued to produce and upgrade Kalashnikov 200 series in which it is planned:
— Improve the ergonomics of the AK,
— Improve shooting accuracy,
— To introduce a number of other innovations.
The special features of the new 200 series include:
— The ability to quickly change calibers by replacing the barrel,
— Enhanced open sights,
— Increased store (50, 60 rounds),
— A large mass without magazine (3.8 vs. 3.3 kg).