New AK-74M to make debut at Moscow V-Day parade


Russia’s legendary firearms producer Kalashnikov will for the primary time introduce the modernized AK-74M at the Victory Day parade on May 9 on Moscow’s Red Square. Kalashnikov claims that the well-known assault rifle will now be 50 p.c extra correct.

The new assault rifles shall be outfitted with trendy optoelectronic and laser aiming gadgets, gun flashlights for low visibility and low noise capturing tools, the Kalashnikov Concern mentioned Tuesday. The rifle may also embrace a 40-mm grenade launcher and a bayonet.

The upgraded AK-74M shall be 50 p.c extra correct at a distance of up to 300 meters at any time of day and in numerous climate situations, the corporate added.

The modernized weaponry shall be demonstrated by the cadets from one of many two prime Russian naval colleges, the Pacific S.O. Makarov Higher Naval School and the Black Sea Admiral Nakhimov Naval Academy, at the Victory Day Parade on May 9. The navy present on Moscow’s Red Square will mark the 70th anniversary of the Soviet Union’s victory over Nazi Germany.

Kalashnikov’s improvements shall be joined by Russia’s latest {hardware}, which is able to embrace the Armata medium tank – a cutting-edge car with an unmanned turret armed with a model new 125 mm smoothbore cannon, essentially the most highly effective gun of its form to date when it comes to muzzle vitality.