Started serial production of the Chukavin sniper rifle - Kalashnikov Concern

Serial production of the Chukavin sniper rifle has begun in Russia, Alan Lushnikov, president of the Kalashnikov concern, said during the IDEX 2023 exhibition on February 21, TASS reported.

“Microwave is being manufactured in the interests of the customer. The design documentation of the product was assigned the letter “O1” for mass production,” said Lushnikov.
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He added that the rifle had successfully passed all state tests.

The new sniper rifle was developed in 2017 on the basis of the Kalashnikov sniper rifle developed by the concern in 2016. The rifle is designed to defeat enemy manpower at short and medium distances in combined arms combat.

The design of the rifle allows the use of magazines from the Dragunov sniper rifle currently used in the RF Armed Forces chambered for 7,62 × 54 mm caliber. Also, the new rifle can fire 7,62×51 mm cartridges. The rifle has an increased accuracy of fire and an ergonomic body.

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