//Russia finishes state trials of Chukavin sniper rifle

Russia finishes state trials of Chukavin sniper rifle

Russia has finished the state tests of the Chukavin sniper rifle, which is to replace the Dragunov sniper rifle (known for the Russian initials as SVD) in the troops.
“The state trials of the Chukavin sniper rifle, which will replace the Dragunov sniper rifle in the troops, have been completed with a positive result. At present, the results of the trials are being documented, and the decision to pass the new rifle complex into service will be made afterwards,” spokespeople for the Kalashnikov Concern said.
Earlier, the company said that the Chukavin sniper rifle (code-named “Reaper”) would be a new generation of rifles. It is said to ensure first-shot destruction of isolated targets at a distance of up to one kilometer.