UPD: Dear friends, the original article contained a mistake. This is the AK-103 assault rifle (a derivative of the AK-74M chambered for the 7.62×39mm M43 round). Thank you all for the feedback.
Units of the Russian Special Forces, operating in Syria, are armed with the most modern small arms, the AK-74M3 Kalashnikov assault rifles. The AK-74M3 was captured on a video, showing actions of the Russian Special Operations Forces in the area of Palmyra. The video was filmed by videographers of the Center for Special Assignments of the Russian Federal Security Service (FSB).
The one-and-a-half-minute video includes scenes of destruction of terrorists’ infantry and vehicles, equipped with weapons, hitting of a bomb-laden vehicle with a guided missile, fired from a portable system, support for a ground operation, provided by attack helicopters of the Russian Aerospace Forces, inspection and demining of facilities, cleared of terrorists.
https://www.facebook.com/plugins/video.php?href=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.facebook.com%2FFsbCsn%2Fvideos%2F1918105195138982%2F&show_text=0&width=560Attention of military experts was attracted by the new AK-74M3 assault rifle, which appeared in the video for a few seconds. It is equipped with the universal Picatinny rail, which fits brace of modern daylight sights, as well as of the Krechet collimating sight and the Lun night vision monocular. In addition, the video allows to notice a stiffened blast reducer and a new butt stock of the assault rifle. The new modification of the Kalashnikov assault rifle is also equipped with a transparent magazine case that allows to visually monitor the ammo outgoings.
The AK-74M3 was developed specifically for the Permyachka-M personal armor system. It is known that initially the assault rifle is equipped with a laser target designator and the GP-34 rifle-attached grenade launcher. A system of data transfer from the assault rifle to a helmet’s monocular through Bluetooth is also being developed. Due to innovations the assault rifle allows to efficiently fire with 5.45-mm bullets at a distance of up to one kilometer. Now, Russian troops test the AK-74M3 as a part of the newest Russian battle suit of a ‘soldier of the future’ – the Ratnik.
New Kalashnikov AK-74М3 caught on video in Syria
Operating in Syria a group of army of the Russian special forces armed with the most modern firearms – Kalashnikov AK-74М3. He was in a frame of the video is about the actions of the forces of the SDF in the area of Palmyra. The video was filmed by the operators of the Center of special purpose FSB.
In the movie, lasting about fifteen minutes, came the destruction of infantry and “carts” of fighters, defeat “Jihad-mobiles” guided missiles of anti-tank, support ground operations attack helicopter of Russian air force, inspection and clearance cleared of terrorists objects.
The attention of military experts was attracted by appearing for a few seconds, the new AK-74М3. It is equipped with a universal Picatinny rail that fits under the mounting modern day sights and red-dot sight “Merlin” monocular night vision “LUN”. In addition, it is possible to distinguish the video enhanced flash Hider and a new rifle. A new modification of the Kalashnikov assault rifle is also equipped with a transparent store that allows you to visually control the flow of ammunition.
Note that AK-74М3 was created specifically for military protective kit “Permian-M”. It is known that the machine was originally supplied with laser sights and underbarrel grenade launcher GP-34. Is also under development the transfer of data with the machine on monocular slam using Bluetooth. Thanks to the innovations of the machine allows to conduct effective fire cartridges of caliber of 5,45 mm to a distance of one kilometer. Now AK-74М3 passes trial operation in the army, as part of the latest Russian combat equipment “future soldier” “Ratnik”.
By the way
In the course of the fighting in Damascus from Republican guard fighters of the Syrian military seen silent sniper complex VSK-94. According to the “Bulletin of Mordovia”, this complex has unique characteristics. For example, the so-called “heavy” bullet of the cartridge PAB-9 at the distance of 100 meters penetrates the plate of the steel in millimeters. The maximum effective range of fire is 400 metres away. Weight without magazine and “optics” – only 2.7 kg. single Rate of fire – 30 rounds per minute, and in automatic mode – up to 90. Magazine capacity 10 or 20 rounds.