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The Small Arms Thread, Part 8: 2018; ICSR to be replaced by US Army with interim 15mm Revolver Cannon.

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   MOSCOW, July 1 - RIA Novosti. The production of the 5.45-mm avtomat A-545 (index 6P67), created for Ratnik along with the AK-12, started at the Degtyarev plant, a source in the military-industrial complex told RIA Novosti.
   "The contract with the Ministry of Defense has been signed, production is underway," the source said. However, he did not specify how many guns the military department ordered.

   Well, we should start to get pics of those things in units in near future. Interesting to see "final form" of A-545.

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   MOSCOW, July 2 - RIA News. In Russia this year they will begin to develop a new light machine gun based on RPK-16, a source in the military-industrial complex told RIA Novosti.
   He recalled that RPK-16 was created several years ago, it went through a full cycle of preliminary tests, entered the army and was used in all climatic zones.

   "Based on the results of this operation, a number of comments and proposals were highlighted, which, according to the military, should be implemented. This information has been compiled, and development of a new machine gun will begin this year," the source said.

   According to him, now RPK-16 does not allow to implement some decisions that are important for the military.
   “This, in essence, will be a new, different machine gun,” the source emphasized.

https://ria.ru/20200702/1573765210.html

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16 hours ago, Vicious_CB said:

 

Maybe a belt fed version? 

   Uknown. It is possible that military found barrel change feature useless for them, so they want to delete it and save weight (like ~0.5-1kg). Maybe there is something else, hard to say for sure.

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