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A new home-produced sniper rifle was developed by craftsmen at Maiak Plant - subsidiary of Ukroboronporom [defense industry state concern - ed.]

Censor.NET reports citing concern's press service.

"Rifle's caliber is 12,7x109 with barrel length of 1000 mm. Effective shooting range is 1.5 km, and the maximum range is over 2 km. The new development has already been praised by military during its presentation at the XII International Trade Fair "Arms and Security - 2015" on Sept. 22-25," the statement reads.


According to Maiak's administration, the plant is ready to produce the necessary quantity of rifles for Ukraine's Armed Forces as soon as it is put into service.

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As reported, after a year with the new leadership, Ukroboronprom has increased the production of equipment by 36 times in comparison with the previous period.Источник: https://censor.net.ua/en/n356533