India could produce Russian-made AK-100 series assault rifles under license TASS 12903162

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India could produce Russian-made AK-100 series assault rifles under license.
The licence production of the Kalashnikov Series 100 assault rifle to be launched in India after prototypes have passed their tests in the country, Rosoboronexport Deputy Director General Sergei Goreslavsky told journalists on Tuesday, March 29, 2016
     
The licence production of the Kalashnikov Series 100 assault rifle to be launched in India after prototypes have passed their tests in the country, Rosoboronexport Deputy Director General Sergei Goreslavsky told journalists on Tuesday, March 29, 2016 Russian-made AK-101 assault rifle (Source Wikipedia)
     

"Rosoboronexport is preparing the license production of the Kalashnikov Series 100 assault rifle, its prototypes have been shipped here, and we will start its full-scale production after they have passed the tests," Goreslavsky said at the DEFEXPO 2016 arms show.

In the fall of 2015, Kalashnikov Director General Alexei Krivoruchko said that the corporation could go for the license production of automatic small arms in India in cooperation with a local partner. According to him, Kalashnikov planned making at least 50,000 weapons a year in India, with ramping up the output being a possibility.

The AK-100 is a series of assault rifles designed and manufactured by the Russian Company Kalashnikov. The AK-100 series rifles were designed in 1994. Production commenced in 1995. These assault rifles were intended for export, as well as domestic market.

The design of the AK-100 series of assault rifles is very similar to the old AK-47 assault rifle but many new improvements, such as polymer housing, and use modern manufacturing processes.

All of the AK-100 series assault rifles use the same operation mechanism, developed by Kalashnikov in the mid 1940s.
     
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