Russia orders RPK-16 light machine guns

February 14, 2018 7:32 am janes.com
Russia orders RPK-16 light machine guns

The Russian Ministry of Defence (MoD) has awarded a contract to Kalashnikov for its RPK-16 light machine gun, the company’s blog on 8 February quoted its director, Alexey Krivoruchko, as having told the TASS state news agency on 6 February. The RPK-16 is a development of the latest version of the AK-12 assault rifle, designed to provide a higher rate of fire. According to Kalashnikov, it has a bipod but…

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