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The peacekeeping unit of the Central Military District (CVO) was completely re-equipped with new small arms. The day before, the servicemen received the last batch of 1,500 Kalashnikov AK-12 assault rifles.

The mass of the assault rifle is 3.5 kg, the caliber is 5.45 mm, the range of a direct shot is 440 m, the rate of fire of the weapon is 650 rounds per minute. The machine gun allows you to fire in three modes: single shots, automatic fire, burst with a cutoff of 2 shots. It can be equipped with collimator, optical and night sights. Compared to previous versions of the AK-12 assault rifle, it has improved ergonomics and increased accuracy of fire.

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The 15th separate motorized rifle brigade was formed on February 1, 2005 to participate in the maintenance of international peace and security. It is the only peacekeeping unit in the RF Ground Forces and is part of the 2nd Combined Arms Army of the Central Military District. It is staffed only by contract servicemen, equipped with modern weapons: armored personnel carriers BTR-82AM, reconnaissance, command and control systems “Strelets”, satellite navigators GLONASS “Perunit-B” and “Groot-N”, electronic warfare systems “Leer-3”, unmanned aerial vehicles “Orlan-10” and “Tachyon-3”.

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