Russia’s Kalashnikov Group has created a new version of the AK-12 assault rifle chambered for NATO’s 5.56mm rounds that will be unveiled at the Army-2020 Forum.
“Experimental AK-19 assault rifle. Cartridge used is the NATO 5.56. Barrel length – 415mm. Twist rate – 178mm. Weight – 3,350g,” the company announced on social media.
The new assault rifle has received a lightweight telescopic-type buttstock with improved ergonomics, a new sight and slotted flash suppressor that allows quickly installing a silencer, TASS reported Monday.