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#Russia|n Army receives batch of RPK-16 #machineguns for operational testing #Kalashnikov

The Kalashnikov Concern provided to the Russian Defense Ministry a batch of new light RPK-16 machineguns for test operation by the troops, the company said. "The Defense Ministry received in the first quarter of 2018 a batch of new 5.45 mm light RPK machineguns for test operations. Serial production of RPK-16 is expected parallel to AK-12 and AK-15 or right after them," it said. Kalashnikov RPK-16 5.45mm caliber light machine gun at Army-2017, defense exhibition near Moscow, Russia. (Picture source army Recognition) Law enforcement agencies and foreign customers displayed interest in the machinegun. Its major advantage is a replaceable barrel. The weapon has dismountable tripod, a magazine for 95 cartridges, a rapidly removable silencer and a transportation cover. With a short barrel the new machinegun does not differ from an automatic rifle, but its massive construction a...

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