30 Apr '15, 11am
#Russia's #Siberia reconnaissance units get silent assault rifles #military
The Russian Central Military District's reconnaissance units based in Siberia have been issued with Val assault rifles featuring an integrated suppressor, Russia's Ria Novosti news agency reported. © Sputnik/ Vladimir Akimov The Val silent assault rifle with a 1PN52-1 night sight. "The 9-millimeter AS Val (Shaft) assault rifles equipped with an integrated suppressor have been put into service with reconnaissance troops of the Russian Central Military District stationed in Siberia," the district's press service said. © Sputnik/ Ramil Sitdikov Russian Arms Maker Cuts the Red Tape to Deliver Cheaper, Better Weapons Developed in the late 1980s, the Val features 9-millimeter SP-5 and SP-6 sniper bullets that can pierce through 3-grade armor vests and soft-skinned vehicles. The assault rifle weighs in at 2.5 kilograms and can fire off 20 rounds from a single magazine. In additio...