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At the training ground in the Amur Region, scouts of the combined-arms army of the Eastern Military District conducted the first firing using the latest AK-12 assault rifle in the winter conditions of the Far East. The weapon was checked at a temperature of -25-30 degrees Celsius.

The scouts performed weapons zeroing, shooting from a prone position at the chest silhouettes of targets, and also practiced dynamic shooting at an army tactical shooting training complex. In addition, the servicemen checked the unification of new assault rifles with different sights and the use of magazines from the AK-74 – the previous generation Kalashnikov assault rifle.

The firing tests confirmed the convenience and high reliability of the new weapon. The use of the AK-12 has reduced the time to complete the task in tactical army shooting, as well as to fulfill the standards and exercises.

Matching: AK-12 of 5.45 mm caliber was developed by the Kalashnikov concern within the framework of the Ratnik program as an element of a promising complex of equipment for the Russian Armed Forces. Compared to previous versions of the AK-74M assault rifle, the new weapon has increased ergonomics and accuracy of fire. Also, the manufacturer increased the barrel survivability margin, for the production of which they began to use new technology.

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