The modernization kit will increase the effectiveness of combat use by 1.5 times according to the criterion "frequency of destruction" at a range of up to 300 meters at any time of the day and in various climatic conditions.
Equipped with new Kalashnikov complexes, the AK-74M will be presented for the first time on May 9 at the Victory Day parade in Moscow.
“A modern rifle complex equipped with a new modernization kit of the Kalashnikov Concern will be able to adapt to any tactical task and will significantly expand the possibility of using weapons, ” Sergey Urzhumtsev, chief designer of the Kalashnikov Concern, told reporters.
The modernized butt and receiver cover, a modern receiver pad and forend, on which integrated Picatinny rails are located, as well as a new belt, translator-fuse and an ergonomic fire control handle will improve the ergonomics of the weapon and its controllability when performing combat missions in various weather and climatic conditions. ... The modernization of previously released assault rifles can be carried out both at industrial enterprises and directly in the troops.
The new set of modernization of Kalashnikov assault rifles allows the installation of additional equipment on the weapon. In particular, we are talking about the installation of modern optoelectronic aiming devices, laser designators, gun flashlights, low-noise firing devices and an effective flame arrester. Provides for the installation of a 40-mm grenade launcher and bayonet-knife.
To date, the Kalashnikov Concern has developed three sets of additional equipment for the modernization of 5, 45 mm and 7, 62 mm Kalashnikov assault rifles for combined arms units, military reconnaissance, as well as for units that are part of special operations forces.
The development was carried out within the framework of development work, the code "Obves" according to the tactical and technical assignment approved by the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation, on an initiative basis at the expense of the concern's own funds. At present, the development of serial production of products is nearing completion.