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Marianna Mkrtchyan

FSMTC: Kalashnikov assault rifle assembly plant in Armenia will be  able to produce up to 50 thousand AK-103 per year

FSMTC: Kalashnikov assault rifle assembly plant in Armenia will be  able to produce up to 50 thousand AK-103 per year

ArmInfo.The assembling  of Kalashnikov AK-103 assault rifles in Armenia will begin in July, the production license is designed for 10 years, Maria Vorobyeva, the  official representative of the Russian Federal Service for  Military-Technical Cooperation, told Interfax on Thursday.

"The volume of production will be up to 50,000 products per year. The  license is valid for 10 years," she said.

Vorobyeva noted that the contract for the supply of components for  the organization of the phased assembly of AK-103 assault rifles in  Armenia was concluded on the basis of the relevant decision of the  Federal Service for the Economy of Russia on May 15, 2020.

According to Vorobyeva, the start of production of AK-103 in Armenia  is scheduled for the first decade of July this year.

Earlier on Thursday, the Armenian state news agency "Armenpress" with  reference to the head of the enterprise Igor Gordienko reported that  the plant's work will be organized in two stages. "At the initial  stage, the parts will be delivered from Russia. The second stage  involves the production of simple parts needed for on-site assembly,  again using Russian technologies," Gordienko said. Automatic AK-103 -  weapons of the army and special units. According to the site of the  Kalashnikov concern, the presence of a folding butt provides the  convenience of handling weapons when traveling on a march,  transportation and landing. There is the possibility of firing with a  folded butt. The design of the machine uses modern materials. The  AK-103 provides seats for attaching a 40-mm grenade launcher or  bayonet-knife and a side bar for installing optical and night sights. 

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