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Trials of new Russian-made surface-to-air guided missiles 49N6 for S-400 air defense system have entered the final stage and they will be supplied to Russian armed forces for test operation in summer. The new missile can hit cruise missiles, aircraft and maneuvering reentry vehicles at a distance of 400 km. In future they will become the main missile for the latest generation of S-500 air defense missile system.

The Logistic Support Department under China's Central Military Commission (CMC) recently organized try-on tests of the new generation of cold protective clothing in a frontier defense company under the PLA Xinjiang Military Command located in Koktokay of Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region.

During the Vietnam war, starting in 1963, the shoulder-fired M72 LAW rocket launcher equipped the US armed forces in very large numbers. The US Marine Corps is now surveying how to replace it with a weapon associating the advantages of a shoulder-fired rocket and a recoilless rifle to destroy a wide variety of targets. The weapon must be usable safely from inside buildings.

The US-based Purple Shovel company is planning to produce a copy of the Kalashnikov PKT 7.62 mm medium machine gun, several US media outlets say. According to the ImportGenius website of customs declarations, the Ukrinmash company (a subsidiary of the Ukrspecexport company) sold a package of documents on the manufacturing of the KT-7.62 medium machine gun worth UAH7 million (USD267,000) in December 2017. This set comprised an explanatory note, assembly drawings, specifications, engineering drawings of the machine gun's components, and 3D models.

The Company IAG (International Armored Group), a world leader in the manufacturing of military and security vehicle based in United Arab Emirates, has developed the largest security vehicle nicknamed Rhino that can be used as Riot Control Vehicle or an Armored Personnel Carrier for police and security forces.

The Kalashnikov 5.45mm RPK-16 light machine gun is currently undergoing operational evaluation trials in the Russian Armed Forces, the Kalashnikov Media platform reported. The RPK-16 is a 5.45mm caliber light machine gun (LMG) designed and manufactured by the Russian small arms manufacturer Kalashnikov Group, a subsidiary of the Russian ROSTEC state corporation.

The Russian Central Design and Research Bureau of Sporting and Hunting Firearms (TsKIB SOO), a subsidiary of the Tula-based Instrument Design Bureau (KBP) named after Academician A.G. Shipunov of Rostec's High-Precision Weapons holding, has unveiled the MTs-116M bolt-action sniper rifle based on a sporting firearm.

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