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Russian divers to be equipped with the ADS Amphibious Assault Rifle 5090116


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Russian divers to be equipped with the ADS Amphibious Assault Rifle
According to Sputnik, in 2017, Russia’s servicemen and National Guardsmen will be issued new submachineguns capable of firing underwater, the Federal News Agency reported, citing the director of the Central Design Bureau for Sports and Hunting Guns, Alexei Sorokin.
     
Russian divers to be equipped with the ADS Amphibious Assault Rifle 640 001 The ADS Amphibious Assault Rifle (Photo Vitaly Kuzmin)
     
“The Defense Ministry, the Federal Security Service, the National Guard and the Interior Ministry have already placed orders for the new ADS amphibious assault rifles and they will be in mass production next year,” Sorokin said, adding that switching modes was now fast and easy. He added that the ADS is not a totally new one, but a modification of the already existing ASM-DT amphibious assault rifle. The new design is more ergonomic and all the user needs to do to fire it underwater is just change the clip. The ADS, designed and built by the Instrument Design Bureau in Tula, is equally effective against underwater and land targets.

Unlike its Russian and foreign counterparts that fire needle-like projectiles, which are stable underwater but tend to sway off course when used on the surface, the ADS uses state-of-the-art ammunition that ensures equally accurate fire in both mediums.

The rifle designed by Russia's Tula Instrument Design Bureau is equipped with a 40 mm grenade launcher which has a range of 400 m and fires various modifications of VOG-25 grenade.The weight of the gun including the grenade launcher and without sight is approximately 4.6 kg. The weapon uses 5.45×39mm bullets and fires at a firing rate of 700 rounds per minute with a range on land of 500 m.
The ADS is chambered in a unique 5.45?39mm round that weighs 16 grams and boasts an on-shore speed of about 330 meters a second. The ADS is currently under extensive field trials by Russian Naval Special Forces.

The ADS is a bullpup rifle with the action located behind the trigger. It is just over 60 centimeters long and weighs 4.5 kilos. The rifle has an effective on-shore range of up to 500 meters. When fired 5 meters underwater it can hit targets 25 meters away. At 25 meters deep , it has an effective range of 18 meters.

The rifle designed by Russia's Tula Instrument Design Bureau is equipped with a 40 mm grenade launcher which has a range of 400 m and fires various modifications of VOG-25 grenade.The weight of the gun including the grenade launcher and without sight is approximately 4.6 kg. The weapon uses 5.45×39mm bullets and fires at a firing rate of 700 rounds per minute with a range on land of 500 m.

The ADS is chambered in a unique 5.45x39mm round that weighs 16 grams and boasts an on-shore speed of about 330 meters a second. The ADS is currently under extensive field trials by Russian Naval Special Forces.

The ADS is a bullpup rifle with the action located behind the trigger. It is just over 60 centimeters long and weighs 4.5 kilos. The rifle has an effective on-shore range of up to 500 meters. When fired 5 meters underwater it can hit targets 25 meters away. At 25 meters deep , it has an effective range of 18 meters.
     
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