The AK-19 machine gun could be of interest to the countries of the Middle East, which use ammunition from NATO countries.
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This was announced to Zvezda television by the director of the Directorate for Military-Technical Cooperation of the Kalanjikov company, Vladimir Onokoj. This ammunition is used by the new Kalanjikov, which Russia presented at the International Weapons Exhibition IDEX-2021 in Abu Dhabi.
“The AK-19 machine gun can be very interesting for the countries of the Middle East. Many already use 5.56 × 45 millimeters of ammunition and weapons of European or American production. There are many such ammunitions,” said the expert, reports Sputnik.
He added that a large number of tests have been conducted over the years, including tests in desert conditions, which have shown that not every weapon is reliable.
“That is why it was very important to present this type of weapon, which combines the legendary reliability of the Kalanikov machine gun with ammunition, which is widely distributed here, and which some countries actively use and produce,” Onokoj said.
According to him, the new AK-19 is specially marked 5.56 × 45 millimeters, considering that it looks like Russian-made ammunition on the outside.
“We are specially testing NATO ammunition, so that there is no doubt that if foreign-made ammunition is used, there will be no complications. There are no problems. We are doing everything we can to make sure that our customers will be armed. work with maximum reliability, “said the expert.
He added that weapons from the Kalanjikov company are very popular. The AK-19 will expand sales and increase deliveries.
“Few will accept to change the entire ammunition in the army because of the best machine gun. Here, people can buy a sample and use it they already have,” Onokoj explained.
Let us remind you, the machine is made on the basis of AK-12. Its features are a telescopic buttstock with improved ergonomics, a new design of the Niana, an adjustable one that mounts quickly.
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