The High Accuracy and Ergonomic AK-200 (AK12) Assault Rifle Enters Service in Russia

MOSCOW, the Russian Federation ( – The military subdivisions of the National Guard of Russia begin their rearmament with the newest assault rifle developed under the Kalashnikov brand – AK-200, learned, according to a source from the Russian military-industrial complex.

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According to the source, the new assault rifles have very high shooting accuracy, great ergonomics and the possibility of attaching and using a number of accessories and modern shooting devices.

The AK-200 is the equivalent of the AK-205, shooting with 5.45 mm cartridges. The assault rifle has two shooting modes – single shot and automatic, keeping another distinctive feature of this series assault rifles, namely a dynamic and long stroke of the gas-operated piston during shooting. On the forearm of the weapon there are additional straps located on the top and bottom. The AK-200 has an integrated Picatinny rail and adjustable handle length. The solidity of the stock allows this weapon to be used for its intended purpose – fire shooting, and to provide a stable and strong base for hand-to-hand combat.

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The AK-200 allows equipping with different types of sound suppressors.

The length of the AK-200 varies depending on whether it is with a stationary stock or a collapsible stock, respectively between 705 and 940 mm. It weighs approximately 4 kg, and fires up to 600 rounds per minute in continuous automatic fire.

The AK-200 was in service and shown at the Victory Day Parade celebrated each year on May 9 on Moscow’s Red Square.

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Translator editor: Monika Evgenieva
Source: TASS