PH Embassy, Moscow – Largest arms manufacturer in Russia has briefed the Philippine Embassy in Moscow on its different assault rifles amid President Rodrigo Duterte’s pronouncement that the nation’s police force could look to Russia and China for weapons suppliers.

When President Duterte was asked about the cancelled rifle deals with U.S., “Susmaryosep! Is that all?” the President told reporters after visiting the tombs of his parents in Davao City on Tuesday night.

“Is that all they can say to threaten me? That they will not sell firearms to us? We have many air rifles here,” he said in jest.

Photo by C. Narvaez-BondadDFA MEDIA
Photo by C. Narvaez-BondadDFA MEDIA

DFA media release on Tuesday said manufacturer Concern Kalashnikov showed how AK 47 assault rifles has changed and how its improved model “could match and exceed the specifications of its competitors.”

List of Possible Russian Rifles PH can acquire

AK-47 / AK

Design work on the AK-47 began in the last year of World War II (1945). In 1946, the AK-47 was presented for official military trials, and in 1948, the fixed-stock version was introduced into active service with selected units of the Soviet Army.

Price: $589

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AK-101

The AK-101 is an assault rifle of the Kalashnikov series. The AK-101 is designed for the world export market, using 5.56×45mm NATO cartridges, which is the standard of most NATO armies.

Price range: $700-$1000

AK-102

The AK-102 assault rifle is a shortened carbine version of the AK-101 rifle, which in turn was derived from the original AK-47 design and its AK-74 successor.

Price range: $700-$1000

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