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27.01.2022
WarSpot

The long way of the "Balkan"

After three decades of development, the Russian army may receive a new automatic grenade launcher. On January 25, the TASS news agency reported that the first serial batch of new Balkan anti-personnel grenade launchers had been manufactured in Russia.

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27.01.2022
Lenta.ru

The Russian military will receive a BMP with a "Berezhk"

CVO units will receive more than 50 upgraded BMP-2M by the end of 2022

The formations of the Central Military District (CVO) will receive more than 50 BMP-2M infantry fighting vehicles with the Berezhok combat module. The cars will be delivered by the end of 2022. This was announced by the commander of the Central Military District, Colonel-General Alexander Lapin, the press service of the district reports.

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26.01.2022
ТАСС

The first serial batch of Balkan grenade launchers was manufactured in Russia

Now the complex is undergoing extended tests for experimental military operation

The first serial batch of the newest anti-personnel 40 mm grenade launchers "Balkan" was made. This was reported to TASS in the Rostec state Corporation.

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25.01.2022
Военно-промышленный курьер

Russian bases in Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan receive new military equipment

The military bases of the Russian Federation stationed on the territory of Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan will receive more than 70 units of military equipment in 2022, the commander of the Central Military District troops Alexander Lapin said.

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24.01.2022
Российская газета

The Ministry of Internal Affairs asked for the authority to conduct inspections of cartridges

The Ministry of Internal Affairs of Russia proposed to legislate the authority for the department to conduct inspections of cartridges for civilian and service weapons for compliance with forensic requirements. This is reported by TASS, referring to the press center of the ministry.

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21.01.2022
ЦАМТО

Russian Ambassador Bikantov: further supplies of small arms to the CAR will depend on bilateral agreements

The new Russian ambassador to the CAR, Alexander Bikantov, speaking about possible deliveries of small arms to the country, said that they would depend on bilateral agreements.

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20.01.2022
Российская газета

Video: NLAW grenade launchers tested on T-72 without dynamic protection

Along with the American Javelin third-generation anti-tank complexes, NLAW rocket-propelled grenade launchers may begin to arrive in the Ukrainian army.

Currently, the characteristics and combat capabilities of these weapons are being discussed on social networks in comparison with already known RPGs or ATGMs, as well as their advantages and disadvantages

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20.01.2022
Российская газета

The video showed how an RPG-7 shot stitches a 30 cm wall

Armament specialists conducted an RPG-7 test, which clearly showed how a grenade launcher shot breaks through various obstacles, including a series of glass windows, sandbags and a building wall.

The RPG-7 was designed to fight tanks, but local conflicts have shown that this weapon is effectively used for other purposes. The authors of the video decided to find out in practice what is capable of stopping a grenade launcher shot.

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19.01.2022
Российская газета

How the AK-74 machine gun restored the USSR's shooting parity with the USA

On January 18, 1974, a new Kalashnikov assault rifle, the AK-74, and the PKK-74 light machine gun created on its basis were adopted by the army of the Soviet Union. The new weapon was designed for a low-pulse cartridge of 5.45×39 mm.

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19.01.2022
ТАСС

Exercises with the participation of more than two thousand military personnel are taking place in the Leningrad region

They will work out the tasks of covert movement and hitting targets, as well as modern experience in conducting local conflicts

More than two thousand servicemen of the Western Military District are involved in live firing exercises in the Leningrad Region. This was reported to journalists on Tuesday in the press service of the district.

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19.01.2022
Российская газета

Front carbine: how the SCS became the most popular ceremonial weapon

The most common ceremonial weapon in the world is the Simonov self-loading carbine. The weekly "Zvezda" figured out what symbolizes the weapons that are armed with honor guards in the armies of various countries of the world.

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18.01.2022
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Israelis will arm drones with machine guns and grenade launchers

The Israeli company Smart Shooter has introduced the Smash Dragon system for drones. According to Israel Defense, it allows you to arm the devices with machine guns, sniper rifles, grenade launchers and other high-precision weapons.

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18.01.2022
WarSpot

A rifle of the future for everyone

One of the contenders for a promising rifle of the American army went on free sale. On January 16, SIG Sauer announced the start of sales of the MCX-SPEAR carbine, a civilian version of the rifle participating in the NGSW tender.

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17.01.2022
Российская газета

Assault rifle for special forces: an unusual AK-105 test was shown on video

A group of enthusiasts-testers of small arms from the United States filmed a unique test of one of the modifications of the Kalashnikov assault rifle - AK-105, which is also used by the Russian special purpose group "Alpha". The presented "rifle", as the author calls it, is very different from the well-known AK, and therefore it is extremely interesting to watch this test.

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17.01.2022
WarSpot

Special Forces of Tanzania and its double-barreled shotguns

The Tanzanian special forces will hit enemies "in two barrels". January 15, portal janes.com He reported that at the parade dedicated to the Day of the Zanzibar Revolution, the soldiers of the special unit were armed with unusual Gilboa DBR Snake carbines.

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14.01.2022
ЦАМТО

The Lithuanian Ministry of Defense ordered a batch of ammunition for the Karl-Gustav M4 grenade launcher

On January 11, the Swedish company Saab announced the signing of a framework agreement with the Lithuanian Ministry of National Defense for the supply of 84-mm Karl-Gustav M4 hand-held anti-tank grenade launchers and ammunition for them.

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14.01.2022
Российская газета

The head of the IC Bastrykin proposed to return the Interior Ministry control over the circulation of weapons

The head of the Investigative Committee of Russia, Alexander Bastrykin, proposed to return control over the circulation of weapons and ammunition to the Ministry of Internal Affairs (now the powers of the Rosgvardiya - ed.). Interdepartmental discussions on this initiative have already begun, RIA Novosti writes.

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13.01.2022
Российская газета

The video showed the devastating shots of the "Russian" mauser

Enthusiasts and lovers of weapons showed on video a unique test of shooting from the "Russian" captured Mauser 98. The rifle shot in the video, according to the authors, has a unique history. It was produced in Germany, then captured by Russian soldiers during the First World War, lay in a warehouse in the USSR for a long time and was later used during the Great Patriotic War.

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13.01.2022
Lenta.ru

The popularity of smart weapons is predicted

Reuters: in 2022, several models of smart weapons will appear on the American market

In 2022, several models of smart weapons will appear on the US market at once. This is reported by Reuters.

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13.01.2022
Lenta.ru

In the USA, they chose a smart sight for the next generation of weapons

Sheltered Wings company will supply XM157 smart sights for advanced weapons of the US Army

The US Army has chosen a sighting system for next-generation small arms. The XM157 smart fire control system will be supplied by Sheltered Wings. This is reported by the Army Times.

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