- Title: Armenia starts producing Kalashnikov rifles
- Date: 8th July 2020
- Summary: PORTRAIT OF MIKHAIL KALASHNIKOV, DESIGNER OF KALASHNIKOV RIFLE
- Embargoed: 22nd July 2020 11:59
- Keywords: AK-103 Armenia Kalashnikov defense industry
- Location: YEREVAN, ARMENIA
- City: YEREVAN, ARMENIA
- Country: Armenia
- Topics: Conflicts/War/Peace
- Reuters ID: LVA002CLY8Q4N
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Story Text: Armenian plant started production of Russian AK-103 Kalashnikov.
Annual production volume is expected to be 50,000 rifles.
The contract between Neutron Gam and Kalashnikov concern was signed on May 15.
In the first stage, all components will be supplied from Russia, head of the production Igor Gardienko said on Tuesday (July 7).
For the beginning the rifles will be delivered to the Armenian army and after it might be exported to other countries.
Armenia is Russia's strategic partner in the South Caucasus region and hosts a Russian military base.
(Production: Nvard Hovhannisyan, Tatiana Gomozova)
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