IDET 2015: ARZENAL showcases modernized version of the AK-63F assault rifle 1905154

 
 
IDET 2015
Official Online Show Daily News and Official Web TV
International Defence & Security Technologies Fair

19 - 21 May 2015
Brno, Czech Republic
 
HM ARZENÁL ZRt. at IDET 2015
 
 
IDET 2015: ARZENAL showcases modernized version of the AK-63F assault rifle
At IDET 2015 exhibition, which is being held until May 21 in Brno, Czech Republic, Hungarian state company AZERNAL is highlighting a modernized version of the AK-63F assault rifle. The HM ARZENÁL ZRt. is dealing with the modernization of AK-63F assault rifle since the beginning of 2013, using all of its experience acquired in the field of weapon modernization in the recent years.
     
IDET 2015 ARZENAL showcases modernized version of the AK 63F assault rifle 640 002ARZENAL modernized variant of the AK-63F assault rifle showcased at IDET 2015, fitted with CAA a CBS & ACP plastic adjustable stock
     
The manufacturing of the original AK-63F has begun in 1964, and its huge advantage, next to other assault rifles, is that it works well between -40 and +50 Celsius degrees. One of its drawbacks was that no optical sight or any other accessories e.g. tactical lamp could be placed or fixed onto it properly.

The design of the modernized assault rifle provides the mounting of modern targeting devices and other accessories, thus it creates the possibility of prompt and accurate firing during day- and nighttime, as well as under extreme climatic conditions.

During the development ARZENÁL replaced the original case cover for a new, self made case cover, which contains the Picatinny rail used by NATO. This case cover is made out of high strength and hard surface aluminium with its surface anodized.

     
IDET 2015 ARZENAL showcases modernized version of the AK 63F assault rifle 640 001The grenade launcher of the modernized AK-63F assault rifle
     
The modernization concerns the wooden back grip and the wooden stock as well. The wooden back grip was changed to CAA UPG-47 type plastic pistol grip along with the wooden stock to a CAA CBS & ACP plastic adjustable stock.

The wooden first grip was also modified. It was replaced by a unit with three Picatinny rails and a first rail cover.

The lower rail makes possible to use several different accessories simultaneously. Such as: tactical flashlight, laser target designator and grenade launcher. The new assault rifle can be fitted with i.a. an Aimpoint Comp M3 2 MOA laser optical sight, an Aimpoint 3xMAG magnifier and a Night Optics D – 740 night vision device. The modernized case cover can be removed, thus the weapon can be easily cleaned. The accuracy and the applicability can also be improved with the help of a bipod.

The modernized AK-63F assault rifle was tested in 2014 at the Shooting Range of the Hungarian Defense Forces in Táborfalva, where a test of 5000 fired shots was performed successfully. The tests were designed to prove the assault rifle’s operability, and safe usage. The modernized version was proved to be functioning as desired, and meet all requirements for assault rifle.

As a result of the modernization the weapon became slightly heavier. But it has improved operational applicability and still holds the positive characteristics of the original AK-47 (simplicity, reliability).

In order to improve the weapon’s combat efficiency, it can be equipped with a grenade launcher.

Results of the Spread test wasd 18,265 cm, which is lower than the original assault rifle’s regarding data. The assault rifle functioned with an outstanding reliability under constant low (-38.1°C) and constant high (+50°C) environmental temperature conditions. The modernized assault rifle with the new first grip, the Picatinny rail system, and the newly developed and manufactured case cover met all the requirements during tests.

 

 

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