Contents tagged with Kalashnikov

  • After 14 years Russia fails to complete construction of Kalashnikov assault rifle factory in Venezuela

    Construction of a Kalashnikov assault rifle factory in in Venezuela has stalled due to the COVID-19 pandemic, an informed source in Caracas told Russian news agency Interfax.

    "The project is being implemented, but the coronavirus has affected everything: personnel, supply of materials, required infrastructure," he said.

    The agency's interlocutor could not name any new deadlines for completion of the construction.

    In 2006, Presidents Vladimir Putin and Hugo Chavez agreed to build two plants …

  • India to start joint production of Kalashnikov rifles with Russia

    On Sunday, March 3, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced the launched the production of Kalashnikov rifles together with Russia. Manufacturing will start at the Korwa City Ordnance Factory in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh.

    In December 2019, Russian Deputy Defence Minister Colonel-General Alexander Fomin reported that the production of Kalashnikov rifles in India could be established.

    The joint venture will produce AK-203 model rifles that will replace Indian-made INSAS rifles …

  • Nephew of Kremlin propagandist tried in German court for taking part in Donbas war

    Nephew of Russian propagandist Dmitry Kiselev is being tried in court in Munich Germany. Dmitry Kiselev’s relative, Sergei Kiselev, is accused of planning to participate in combat actions in the Donbas, writes RTVI.

    According to the investigation, in the summer of 2014, the accused began military training in a training camp in St Petersburg, to prepare to join the DPR (Donets People’s Republic) militants in the Donbas.

    He planned to go the territories of Ukraine which are not under the Kyiv’s …

  • Russia starts supplying Saudi Arabia with Kalashnikov rifles

    Aleksandr Mikheev, the Director General of Russia's state agency for exports/imports of defense-related and dual use products (Rosoboronexport), stated at the IDEX arms exhibition that Russia has begun supplying Kalashnikov automatic weapons (AK-103) to Saudi Arabia, RIA Novosti reports. 

    According to him, the next stage is creating a new licensed production automatic weapon for Saudi Arabia and also for other third world countries. 

    In the next three to four months, the two parties will …

  • Russia prepares a trial batch of new AK-12 for Armenia

    In an interview with Kommersant, Vladimir Dmitriev, the head of the Kalashnikov concern stated that a contract was signed with Armenia, for the supply of the new AK-12 automatic weapons. 

    According to him, the first batch is ready for delivery. “For now I can say that Armenia will be the first country, besides Russia, to purchase the AK-12. The contract is signed, we are preparing a small batch with approximately 50 assault rifles. They will assess, field test them, and we hope, continue to …

  • Russian arms manufacturer Kalashnikov loses up to 90% of its global civil arms market due to sanctions

    Sanctions imposed on the Kalashnikov concern (part of the Rostec state corporation, the Russian Federation) have cut off the company’s access to 70-90% of the global civil arms market, Interfax-Ukraine reports.

    “Sectoral sanctions imposed against Kalashnikov concern in 2014 by the United States, European Union states, Canada, Japan, Australia, and other countries have decimated the company: the sanctions cut off Kalashnikov’s access to 70-90% of the world’s market of civil weapons,” according …