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The Minister of Defense of the Russian Federation, General of the Army Sergei Shoigu, following a visit to the Kalashnikov shooting center in the Patriot park, instructed to complete state tests of promising small arms and protective equipment for pilots of the Aerospace Forces (VKS).

The chief designer of the Kalashnikov concern, Sergei Urzhumtsev, presented the Minister of Defense with advanced technical solutions in the development of a wearable emergency stock system for the flight personnel of the Russian Aerospace Forces. The system includes a compact Lebedev pistol for the pilot’s personal self-defense and a vest with a set of defensive grenades. A submachine gun for pilots PPK-20, equipped with a low-noise firing device and a new folding stock, was presented. Weapons weighing three kilograms are loaded with magazines for 30 rounds. A new SHF sniper semi-automatic rifle and the latest hand-held rocket launcher with 40-mm ammunition were also presented.

After reviewing the weapon and listening to the report of the chief designer on the prospects for putting new combat equipment into operation, Sergei Shoigu instructed to complete state tests not in 2023, as was reported at the site of the demonstration of weapons, but already next year. Sergei Urzhumtsev assured that the order of the Minister of Defense will be fulfilled already in 2022.

At the same time, the head of the military department approved new weapons developments. “After all, they did it, and for how many years they have been talking about it, since 2012. This is exactly the set we ordered, ”concluded Sergei Shoigu after the presentation of the shooting complex.

On this day, sets of the latest body armor were also demonstrated. The developers of protective equipment reported that they had fulfilled the instructions of the Minister of Defense to improve its ergonomics without reducing the protective area and characteristics. Bulletproof vests, possessing a sufficient area of ​​bulletproof protection, do not interfere with mobility on the battlefield. The equipment is quickly adjusted to the parameters of the person, while the main weight load of the vest is distributed to the belt, and not to the shoulders.

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