Kalashnikov to Premier Special Forces Outfit at Army-2015 Forum

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Russia’s small arms maker, the Kalashnikov Concern, has begun production of next-generation clothing, hardware and weaponry for special forces and will present the first samples of the new military equipment outfit at the Army-2015 forum, the company's press service said Monday.

A Russian exhibitor from Kalashnikov, center, explains the working of an AK-104 at the 8th International Land and Naval Defense system exhibition, in New Delhi, India, Thursday, Feb. 6, 2014 - Sputnik International
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MOSCOW (Sputnik) The inaugural Army-2015 forum will be held on June 16-19 outside Moscow, with more than 1,000 defense companies and weapon manufactures expected to take part.

Kalashnikov will manufacture kits for Russia and Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) countries special forces under a new "Kalashnikov – 5.45 design" brand. The company is working on integrating modern special unit protections into the outfit.

The soldier kits will include a set of multi-layered clothes (summer and winter sets), equipment (vests, backpacks) and protection (body armor, armored helmets) for special forces soldiers.

The Kalashnikov Concern was created in 2013 in a merger of two Soviet-era plants, becoming Russia’s largest producer of rifles and other weaponry.

The company exports its products to 27 countries, including the United States, the United Kingdom, Germany, Norway, Italy, Canada, Kazakhstan and Thailand.

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