Russia has completed state tests of the Chokun sniper rifle, which is to replace the Dragonov sniper rifle (known by Russian initials) in the military.
“The state trials of the quadruple sniper rifle, which will replace the Dragonov sniper rifle in the military, have been completed with a positive result. Currently, the results of the trials are being documented, and the decision to pass the new rifle complex The service will be done later, “said a spokesman for the Kalashnikov Concern.
Earlier, the company had said that there would be a new generation of quadruple sniper rifle (code name “Reaper”) rifles. It is said that the first shot of isolated targets at a distance of one kilometer will ensure destruction.
For the first time, a four-rifle was introduced at the Army 2017 show. The semi-automatic rifle is designed for two cartridges – the domestic rifle cartridge 7.62 by 54 mm and the NATO cartridge 7.62 by 51 mm.
- The loaded sniper rifle weighs 4.6 kg.
- Depending on the version, it is up to 115 cm long.
- The magazine has a capacity of 10 rounds.
The Dragonov sniper rifle, or SVD, remains the main sniper rifle in the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation. It was introduced back in 1963. It is a self-loading rifle with a 7.62 x 54mmR cartridge. It is reliable and easy to use, but the rifle does not meet modern requirements in terms of the extent to which it can destroy targets with a single shot.
The Russian Armed Forces have been actively upgrading small arms in recent years. The AK-12 complex has come to replace Kalashnikov assault rifles. The pilots will be equipped with 20 PP sub-machine guns, while serial delivery of the Edu pistol will replace the Makarov pistol next year.
Russia is also testing RPL-20 light machine guns. Also works on Kalashnikovs. “Smart” assault rifle Which will use artificial intelligence to help shooters shoot and shoot.