Russian army not to buy new Tochnost sniper rifle


Russia’s Defense Ministry has decided not to buy a Russian new generation sniper rifle, called the Tochnost. According to topwar.ru, the Tochnost sniper rifle, based on the ORSIS T-5000 model, will not be accepted into service and purchased by the Russian armed forces.


Russian army not to buy new Tochnost sniper rifle
ORSIS T-5000 sniper rifle, basis of the Tochnost (Picture source: Army Recognition)


The Tochnost is made with metals and elements from Germany and Austria and the Russian Ministry of Defense considered the replacement of all foreign components inexpedient. The Defense ministry stated that the new sniper rifle needed by the army should contain only domestic components.

The Tochnost sniper rifle was introduced into the Federal Security Service (FSB), Federal Protective Service (FSO) and Russian National Guard on 27 September 2017. It`s a militarized version of the 2011 model ORSIS T-5000. Over 200 modifications requested by armed services were made to the original weapon, Military Magazine reports. T-5000 rifles are made by private entity ORSIS (ORuzejnyje SIStemy) in Moscow. The company is a part of Prometechnologia group. The rifle was first shown in 2011 at the international arms exhibition in Nizhny Tagil. It`s important to mention that this rifle underwent trials for the Russian future soldier program Ratnik. One of the trial stages involved winter shooting from a position located in an open terrain, located directly under a hovering helicopter, MilMag reports.

According to the manufacturer, the T-5000 is designed for day and night time engagement of targets in any conditions. Effective range is up to 1650 m and the accuracy is between of 0.3 to 0.5 MOA (110 mm for 800 m). Weapon`s weight is 6.1 to 6.5 kg, depending on the version.


 

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