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Russian Small Arms Production on the Fast Track, Notes Rosoboronexport

Rosoboronexport JSC (part of Rostec State Corporation) has significantly expanded its export catalog of Russian small arms over the past 5 years.

“Over the past 5 years, Russian arms manufacturers have significantly expanded the range of their products. Rapid development of design-and-engineering competencies is due to a high level of competition in the global market, market diversification into narrower segments, production management optimization, as well as the emergence of new players in the national arms market. Thanks to this, today Rosoboronexport can offer its partners more than 90 models of small arms that fully meet the demand from any army and special operations units,” said Alexander Mikheev, Director General of Rosoboronexport. “Moreover, there are over 50 models of civilian and service weapons in our export catalog, which are in high demand from police and special agencies of our partner countries. We offer precision rifles, carbines, pistols and hunting rifles on the market.”

Among the latest models promoted by Rosoboronexport on the world market are products from the Kalashnikov Group and JSC High Precision Systems, both are Rostec’s subsidiaries: Kalashnikov AK-308, AK-19 assault rifles, Chukavin SVCh sniper rifle, Lebedev PLK pistol, Kalashnikov PPK-20 submachine gun, Kord 6P68 and 6P67 balanced-action assault rifles, Kord-338LM bullpup precision rifle and the SHAK-12 heavy assault rifle system.

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Among civilian and service weapons, precision rifles such as the  ORSIS T-5000, ORSIS F-17 and a heavy ORSIS 12.7 model from Promtechnology,  the Raptor, Phantom and Elegance Exclusive rifles from Bespoke Gun that debuted in 2023, as well as Lobaev Arms’ DXL-5 Devastator, TSVL-8 M5 Dominator and DVL-10 M3 Wolfhound precision rifles occupy top positions in their market segments.

Traditional manufacturers of small arms for the armed forces are also present in the civilian arms market. In particular, High Precision Systems offers the MTs-566 and MTs-560 carbines, and the Kalashnikov Group – the Saiga-9 self-loading carbine, the MR-135 Taktika pump-action shotgun and the MR1 self-loading hunting carbine.

All modern models of Russian civilian and service small arms are high-quality, convenient and high-tech products. They combine excellent ergonomics, adaptability to the user and high performance characteristics. Their design allows convenient and easy mounting of sights and tactical accessories, ensuring their effective use in various conditions. In addition, thanks to unique design solutions, they enable you to fully implement your shooting skills, regardless of anthropometric data and the availability of a variety of clothing, gear and equipment.

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Rosoboronexport offers foreign customers small arms systems suitable for the most challenging combat and special missions. They include a wide range of day, night, thermal imaging and holographic scopes manufactured by Shvabe, a Rostec subsidiary, Infratech and Dedal, as well as a range of Russian-made sniper, armor-piercing, armor-piercing incendiary and tracer ammunition.

“Many models of small arms presented by Rosoboronexport on the world market have already been tested in real conditions and improved by manufacturers with regard to feedback directly from the battlefield. They meet the requirements of modern combat operations in terms of performance, operational characteristics and ergonomics to the maximum extent possible,” Alexander Mikheev stressed. “At the same time, Russian manufacturers continue to expand the range of their models. One of the new products from Kalashnikov Group will be unveiled by Rosoboronexport at Dubai AirShow in November 2023.”

Umair Aslam
Umair Aslam is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Global Defense Insight. He has worked as a defense journalist reporting on military modernization programs, defense industry, arms procurement, and emerging technologies.

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