RUS­SIA ADDS LARGE-CAL­I­BRE SNIPER RI­FLES TO RATNIK FU­TURE SOLDIER SYS­TEM

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Rus­sia has re­port­edly in­te­grated a pair of large-cal­i­bre sniper ri­fles into Ratnik, the coun­try’s do­mes­ti­cally man­u­fac­tured fu­ture high-tech soldier sys­tem. An un­named Cen­tral Re­search In­sti­tute of Pre­ci­sion Me­chan­ics rep­re­sen­ta­tive was quoted by Sput­nik as say­ing: “The 6VM7-1 ri­fle is a more light­weight and short­ened ver­sion of the 6VM7.” Built by the Degt­yarev plant in Kovrov, the 12.7mm 6VM7-1 and the 6VM7 sniper sys­tems have been de­signed in a bullpup con­fig­u­ra­tion, with mag­a­zine be­hind grip/trig­ger sec­tion. Equipped with a 1-P88-2 vari­able-range sight, the 11 kg ri­fles have an ef­fec­tive range of 1,500 m and can also be fit­ted with a 1PN139 ther­mal vi­sor. Ac­cord­ing to the rep­re­sen­ta­tive, the two ri­fles have al­ready been eval­u­ated and are set to en­ter ser­vice with the Rus­sian armed forces shortly.

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