Russia has created a replacement for the Makarov pistol

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Photo: Igor Ageenko / RIA Novosti

New gun created for the Russian defense Ministry is currently undergoing the stage of state tests at the sites, reported RIA Novosti Director General of the Central research Institute of precision engineering (TSNIITOCHMASH) albert Tanks.

“The pistol complex has been created and passes the state tests on the grounds of the defense Ministry. The completion of state testing in accordance with DoD Directive RF — December 2018, after which a decision will be made about his acceptance for supply of Armed forces of the Russian Federation”, — said the head.

Thus Tanks responded to a reporter’s question about the timing of the establishment of a new pistol for the military. The name that received the weapon, the source said.

In September 2017, the Concern “Kalashnikov” announced the creation of a compact gun Lebedev PL-15K, which is able to replace the Makarov pistol in the army and the police. The stated life of the barrel is ten thousand shots. Weight gun without bullets is 720 grams. The weapon was first demonstrated at the forum “Army-2017” held in August 2017.

TSNIITOCHMASH, which is the state testing station, responsible for testing samples of small arms, developed in Russia.

Video, photo All from Russia.

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