IZhEVSK, March 11. (ARMS-TASS). Scientific and Production Association (NPO) "Izhmash" was licensed by the Federal Service for Defense Contracts for the development, production and sale of ammunition.
As reported by Itar-Tass press secretary "Izhmash" Elena Filatova, with the 205-year history of Russia’s largest arms companies such license has appeared at "Izhmash" for the first time: in the past he did not make and did not sell ammo. The company will develop and produce ammunition caliber to 30 mm, allowing it to effectively carry out development work on the development of advanced models of weapons for civilian and military purposes.
"Now," Izhmash "will not only lead the development of products to existing types of ammunition, but will design the entire rifle range" weapon-munition "- said the chief designer of the company Vladimir Zlobin.
Primarily designed and produced to be precision-guided munitions for the sports and sniper rifles. Currently, "Izhmash" already being developed three rifle systems, including long-term machine for the Russian Armed Forces AK-12.
"Izhmash" — Russia’s largest producer of military automatic and sniper weapons, guided artillery shells, as well as a wide range of civil products — shotguns, sporting rifles, machine tools and tool. The company was founded in 1807 production of "Izhmash" comes in 27 countries, including the U.S., UK, Germany, Norway, Italy, Canada, Kazakhstan and Thailand.