Ukrainian replica of AR-15 assault rifle is much better than Russian AK, Kyiv says

KYIV, (BM) – The National Guard of Ukraine has begun re-equipping some units in accordance with NATO standards, learned BulgarianMilitary.com citing the structure’s press service statement.

It is noted that the first batch of Ukrainian-made UAR-15 assault rifles were received by the security forces in Kharkov and tested the weapon at the shooting ranges. The UAR-15 rifle is manufactured by the Ukrainian enterprise Zbroyar from American and domestic components.

Separately, the report notes that the UAR-15 is more ergonomic and more convenient than the Kalashnikov assault rifle.

“Also the UAR-15 rifle has better accuracy than the Kalashnikov assault rifle. The barrel and the trigger mechanism, on which the latter characteristic directly depends, are manufactured in the USA,” the press service quotes one of the soldiers.

Recall that on July 20, after state tests and controlled operation, the Dozor-B tactical combat wheeled vehicle entered service with the Armed Forces of Ukraine. The machine was developed by the specialists of the Kharkov Design Bureau for Mechanical Engineering named after Morozov, it was manufactured in Lvov.

More about UAR-15

Zbroyar Z-15 is a Ukrainian semi-automatic self-loading rifle with a rotary shutter and automatics based on the removal of gases produced by Zbroyar LLC. Manufactured under license from the American AR-15 rifle.

The self-loading carbine Zbroyar Z-15 is intended both for competitions in practical shooting, and for hunting. Ukrainian analogue of the AR-15 rifle. Manufactured under license.

The weapon has high accuracy (the manufacturer guarantees a stack of 2 MOA), optimized weight (3.5 kg), the ability to install sights directly on the rigid receiver (English upper receiver). The complete set of the Z-15 weapon includes a stream with Picatinny laths on which it is possible to place lanterns and other auxiliary accessories.

The Z-15 is equipped with a stainless steel barrel. This model uses a gas system “MidLength”, which provides a smoother operation of automation.

The modular design allows you to easily replace all sorts of components: butt, stream, trigger, etc., thereby adjusting the carbine as desired.

In 2011, production of Rock River Arms Inc. components was launched. In 2013, part of the production was localized in Kyiv. The trunks are still imported from the United States.

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