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 Russia supplies small arms to Namibia

Russia has supplied a batch of small arms and light weapons (SALW) to Namibia, according to a source in Russian defense industry. The unspecified number of SALW will be issued to the Naval Infantry.


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Namibian Defence Force on parade


"Namibia has ordered Kalashnikov AK-103 and AK-105 assault rifles, PP-19-01 Vityaz sub-machineguns (SMG), SVD-S sniper rifles, PKP Pecheneg and RPK-74M machineguns, Kord heavy machineguns, AGS-30 automatic grenade launchers (AGL) and GP-34 under-barrel grenade launchers (UBGL). Russia has fulfilled the Namibia`s order," the source said, not specifying the quantity of the weapons supplied.

He added that the delivered SALW would be issued to the Namibian naval infantry.

Kalashnikov AK-103 assault rifle chambered for Soviet 7.62x39mm M43 cartridge is intended to replace the ageing AKM/AKMS rifles. AK-105 compact assault rifle chambered for Soviet/Russian 5.45x39mm cartridge will replace AKS-74U self-defense weapon.

PP-19-01 Vityaz SMG chambered for Para 9x19mm cartridge is the latest development in the Bizon family of sub-machineguns. It retains Kalashnikov`s long-stroke piston gas-operating system.

SVD-S is the variant of Dragunov 7.62mm SVD sniper rifle with folding stock and plastic handguard.

PKP Pecheneg has been designed to replace PK/PKM machineguns. It features new barrel air-cooling system.

Kord heavy machinegun chambered for 12.7x108mm cartridge will replace DShK and Type 58 machineguns within Namibian Armed Forces.

AGS-30 is the latest variant of AGS-17 Plamya (Flame) AGL. It significantly increases the capabilities of dismounted soldiers on the modern battlefield.

GP-34 will replace the ageing GP-25 UBGLs attached to earlier variant of Kalashnikov assault rifles.