06 September 2016

Kalashnikov Group presents its first prototype of the new semi-automatic sniper rifle SVK during the Army-2016 Expo.

Kalashnikov Group, which is incorporated in the State Corporation Rostec, during the international military and technical forum at “Army-2016” will for the first time present the prototype of the new semi-automatic sniper rifle SVK. The concept of this rifle was designed with input from active duty snipers of several Russian Special Forces units.

The SVK compact semi-automatic sniper rifle is being developed for two of the most common military rifle cartridges, the 7.62x51 NATO and 7.62x54R.

The SVK rifle features an inverted “U”-shaped steel receiver which hosts the bolt group. It uses a short stroke piston gas operated action and rotary bolt locking with three radial lugs. The manually adjustable gas regulator ensures smooth and reliable operation under all conditions, with and without sound suppressor. The rifle is fed from detachable box magazines with standard (10 rounds) or high (15 and 20 rounds) capacities. The 7.62x54R version, utilizes magazines compatible with the  Dragunov SVD sniper rifle.

The rifle also  features ambidextrous fire controls and an integrated Picatinny rail on the top, so it can be easily equipped with a wide selection of modern day and night sights. Its side-folding buttstock is adjustable. Standard accessories include a  detachable folding bipod and quick-detachable tactical sound suppressor. At the present moment, SVK is undergoing factory trials.