Kalashnikov International Business on the Increase
Russia’s Kalashnikov Group’s latest export data has increased exponentially compared to previous years especially its main export product – its battle-proven assault rifles including models for the Ratnik future infantry system.
In 2021, according to the Kalashnikov Group of Companies press-service, the group increased its output of military export by over 70% compared to 2020. “Among the main export products are the AK 100 and 200 series assault rifles, as well as the Ratnik (Warrior) line and high-precision weaponry. “
“Military and civilian products under the Kalashnikov brand are supplied to a total of 27 countries around the world. Foreign customers traditionally highly appreciate its reliability and technical characteristics.
“The positive dynamics of the export of military products, despite the difficult conditions in which we have to work, I mean both the pandemic and the sanctions, is a vivid confirmation of this,” said Vladimir Lepin, General Director of the Kalashnikov Group of Companies.
Also last year, during an official visit to India by the Russian President Vladimir Putin, a landmark contract was signed between the Indian Ministry of Defence and the Russian-Indian joint venture Indo-Russia Rifles Private Limited for the supply of AK-203 assault rifles, which will be produced in India with the technical assistance of the Kalashnikov Group. Recently, Kalashnikov announced on production of the large batch of AK assault rifles “in the interests of a foreign customer from the Asia-Pacific Region” under a contract concluded by Rosoboronexport, the national defence export agency. – yl/adj/mgm (Image: Kalashnikov)