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.
The new assault rifle will be demonstrated to the public in the Kalashnikov Group’s demonstration center at the Patriot Park during the Army-2020 international arms show that will run on August 23-29.
The company presented a new AK-308 assault rifle derived from the AK-103 gun and chambered for the 7.62x51mm cartridge, a NATO standard rifle calibre, in August 2018. The AK-308 has a 20-round magazine. It weighs 4.3 kg with the empty magazine and its overall length is 880-940mm.