Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation

12/08/2021 | News release | Distributed by Public on 12/08/2021 08:36

Almost 1000 modern AK-12 assault rifles received the special forces of the Central Military District in the Novosibirsk region in 2021

08.12.2021 (17:30)

This year, almost 1,000 modern AK-12 assault rifles have entered service with the special forces of the Central Military District (CVO), stationed in the Novosibirsk region.

Also this year, more than 50 units of modernized models of silent weapons, sniper rifles and a large-caliber sniper complex were delivered to the armament of snipers of formations and military units of the Central Military District.

AK-12 is a 5.45 mm assault rifle of a completely new level. Developed by the Kalashnikov concern. Compared to the previous versions of the AK-74M and AKM assault rifles, it has improved ergonomics.

Combined Arms Army of the Central Military District is stationed on the territory of the Novosibirsk, Kemerovo regions, the Altai territory and the Republic of Tuva. It is composed of motorized infantry and artillery formations, troops of air defense, NBCP, and signals.