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Chinese vs. Russian AK – Kalashnikov Concern Media Releases English-Language Video Series

Although the Russian Kalashnikov assault rifle is the one that is most famous, it is arguably the Chinese Type 56 AK that made the bigger impression on the world in the 1960s and 70s. This rifle was initially developed with Russian technical assistance just before the Sino-Soviet split beginning in 1956, but subsequent development took […]

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Russia Exits the Indian Tender of 7.62x39mm Rifles Procurement

According to Russian news agency TASS, Russian state corporation Rosoboronexport has decided not to take part in the Indian Ministry of Home Affairs tender of procurement of about 20,000 assault rifles chambered in 7.62x39mm caliber. The TASS source (undisclosed) said that the tender requirements are tailored for Bulgarian rifles and disqualify Russian offers of 7.62x39mm […]

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Forgotten Soviet PP-71 SMG Designed by Dragunov

Sometimes there is virtually no way to see images of long-forgotten Soviet firearms that were not ever adopted. Even if any samples of such firearms exist, they are most likely gathering dust in some vault. Thanks to the video and description released by Kalashnikov Media, we have a chance to take a look at one […]

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Update: Russian GARD Less-Lethal Weapon System [Interpolitex 2017]

Russian Interpolitex 2017 exhibition was full of various less lethal solutions. Particularly, we had a chance to see the Taser-style GARD less-lethal weapon. We’ve earlier wrote an article about it on TFB. In this article, we’ll talk about more features of this system. GARD is powered by a battery inside the grip which lasts at least 150 […]

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TechArms Weapon-Integrated Laser Training System [Interpolitex 2017]

During Interpolitex 2017 arms exhibition a Russian startup company called TechArms has introduced a blank fire laser engagement training system. It is similar to MILES system, however, TechArms solution is available both for the military/LE and civilian markets. The system consists of a weapon mounted laser and the electronics built into the firearm’s receiver (particularly AK receiver). The electronics […]

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Russia to Donate Thousands of AKs to the Philippines

The Philippines’ President Rodrigo Duterte announced on 11 October that Russia would donate a substantial amount of defence hardware in support of the Philippine military’s fight against pro-Islamic State militants that have occupied city of Marawi since May. While exactly what equipment will be donated has not yet been confirmed the donation is said to […]

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Kalashnikov Group has launched Worldwide online ordering

Before we all go crazy let us make this clear, the online ordering does NOT include any real, working firearms. According to Kalashnikov it is not possible to convert any of these mock-ups to fire live ammunition. Still it’s interesting to see Kalashnikov opening up this possibility for worldwide ordering. When I visited the Kalashnikov […]

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ORSIS F17 Multi-Caliber Bolt Action Rifle [Arms & Hunting 2017]

ORSIS has introduced a new modular sniper rifle with the possibility of quick changing the calibers. The model designation is F17 and it was first shown during the Arms & Hunting 2017 exhibition held in Moscow, Russia. In order to change between the .338 Lapua Magnum, .300 Winchester Magnum and .308 Winchester, one needs to unscrew the […]

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Saudi Arabia to Start Licensed Manufacturing of AK-103 Rifles

According to Russian news agency TASS, as a result of the official visit of King Salman of Saudi Arabia to Russia, a memorandum was signed between Saudi Arabian Military Industries and Russian Rosoboronexport State Corporation. The memorandum is about the purchasing of Russian arms and arranging licensed manufacturing of AK-103 rifles and various types of […]

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ON THE BOUNCE? US Army Seeks to Field Soldier Exoskeletons

In a recent letter released to Army general officers, Chief of Staff of the Army Mark Milley outlined a plan for reform of the Army’s development and procurement arms. In it, he also made mention of the Army’s plans for future individual weapons and equipment. Among those, the General mentioned a new piece of kit for […]

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Russian PATRIOT Park to Host a Year-Round Military Exhibition

One of the most significant military events in the Russian Patriot Park is ARMY exhibition held annually in August. This year it was especially successful for the Russian companies. Particularly, Rostec State Corporation has signed sales contracts of a total sum of 40 billion rubles (about $692,240,000). As a result of evaluation of the ARMY-2017, […]

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