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    Russia’s Kalashnikov Concern Developing New Modifications of Sniper Rifles

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    Russia’s famed small arms maker Kalashnikov Concern, part of the state corporation Rostec, is developing new modifications of sniper weapons, Rostec's 2015 annual report published Tuesday said.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) — The report added that Kalashnikov produced some 95 percent of Russia's sniper rifles.

    "The enterprise's production — Dragunov sniper rifles — is considered to be the best weapon for army snipers. SVDS, SV-98, SV-99 and SV-338 rifles meet the needs of special units. Works on creating new modifications of sniper weapons are underway," the report said.

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

    The company sells civilian firearms and combat weapons in over 25 countries, including in Europe, Africa and Asia.

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