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Avtomat Kalashnikov AK-400

The Russian company Kalashnikov offered a new rifle to the Presidential Security Service and the FSB in early 2016. Kalashnikov Concern, the largest arms manufacturer in Russia, designed a new "adaptive" rifle for the Presidential Security Service and the Federal Security Service (FSB). The new rifle known as the AK-400 can be equipped with a scope of any type, a flashlight or a laser target marker. The rifle can also be adjusted depending on the shooters physiological parameters or the assigned task.

In terms of operational accuracy, the AK-400 surpasses the tried-and-true AK-47 as well as the newest AK-12 rifle. "The AK-400 rifle was first presented at the end of last year, at a meeting organized by the Presidential Security Service. Currently, the service is considering the purchase of the new rifle. There are several versions of the rifle for different gauges, including the old 7.62 mm gauge and the modern 5.45 mm," an anonymous defense source told the Russian newspaper Izvestia.

The AK-12 which was presented previously as part of the new combat gear Ratnik could not meet all requirements of the elite forces.



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