As noted in one of the military companies of the Russian Federation, the serial production of light machine guns RPK-16 will begin next year. For the first time this unit was presented in 2016. The design of the weapons has a possibility of replacing the barrel for the use of the product as a light machine gun (long barrel) and assault weapons (short barrel). The kit includes a quick-detachable silencer for special operations. About it reports the edition Rossiiskii Dialog.

As stated by the developers
a machine gun with a caliber of 5.45 mm is unique in the world due to the low
the rates of return, increasing precision and accuracy.

Especially for him
developed a new store with increased capacity – 96 rounds, which can
to be used for Kalashnikovs. Drum magazine allows
forget about frequent reloading . The machine gun can be installed Picatinny rail
which allows you to set up the day sights and night vision devices.

Previously, the Internet has conquered shooting footage of the modernized machine gun “Pecheneg-SP”, which will be the Kalashnikov.

The design
weapons added the telescopic folding stock and a handle for convenience
fire. As reported by the manufacturers, during the transportation part of the gun
can be folded, which makes it three inches shorter than regular
the Kalashnikov.