Russia’s arms exporter Rosoboronexport has signed seven contracts to export more than 100,000 Kalashnikov rifles in 2017, the company’s CEO Aleksandr Mikheyev said on Tuesday.
He however did not specify the countries or organizations which had signed up to buy the iconic assault rifles.
"There is great interest in Kalashnikov rifles in the Asia-Pacific Region, Middle East, Africa and Latin America. In 2017 we have already concluded seven contracts to sell more than 100,000 different models of Kalashnikovs. Talks are in progress with several customers," Mikheyev said, according to Tass.
Of all small arms of Russian manufacture Kalashnikov assault rifles are in the greatest demand from foreign customers.
"Since its establishment Rosoboronexport has exported more than one million models of this rifle. In several countries Kalashnikovs are produced under license with Russian assistance.
In 2017 alone more than 15,000 Kalashnikovs have been produced under license, and starting from 2001 - several hundred thousand," Mikheyev said at a ceremony of unveiling a monument to Russian rifles designer Mikhail Kalashnikov on Tuesday.
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Georgia will replace its Kalashnikov machine guns with US-produced M240 machine guns, the press service of the Georgian Defense Ministry said in a statement Monday. According to the statement, the ministry will carry out the demonstration of new M240 machine guns during a ceremony celebrating the second anniversary since the opening of the NATO-Georgian Joint Training and Evaluation Centre (JTEC) in Krtsanisi Tuesday
Russia's Kalashnikov Concern will conclude field tests of fifth-generation AK-12 and AK-15 assault rifles by end of June. "Military trials of AK-12 and AK-15 will be completed in the second quarter of 2017," Abramov, head of Rostec's armaments cluster, was quoted as saying by
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Ukraine will manufacture a new assault rifle, WAC-47 based on the M16 as a result of the Memorandum of Cooperation between UOP SE “Ukroboronservis” and the American company, Aeroscraft. The assault rifle is to become the new firearm standard of the Ukrainian forces compatible with NATO standards
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Russian Kalashnikov has recently showcased an electric motorcycle for Russian military and police forces at the Army 2017 International Military-Technical Forum in Moscow. The new electric motorcycle is available in a dirt bike model for the military and a supermoto-style bike model for urban police forces, Popular Science reported Wednesday
Russias Rosoboronexport has pulled out from a tender of Indias Interior Ministry to purchase over 20,000 automatic rifles, as the specifications are of ‘outdated Kalashnikov weapons produced in Bulgaria. A source in the Russian Military and Technical Cooperation was quoted as saying by
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