Russia Starts Promoting the New Kalashnikov AK200 Series

    Russia’s Rosoboronexport, which is part of the Rostec State Corporation, is launching a Global marketing campaign to promote their new AK200 series manufactured by the Kalashnikov Concern.

    The AK200 series currently have the following versions: AK200, AK203, AK204 and AK205.

    “Export permits for the newest Kalashnikov AK200 series assault rifles have been obtained. From now on, Rosoboronexport may offer its partners the AK200, AK203, AK204 and AK205 versions, which will make their international debut at IDEX 2019,” said Rosoboronexport Director General Alexander Mikheev.

    “In Abu Dhabi, Rosoboronexport will hold presentations of these rifles in the course of negotiations with foreign customers on the supply of small arms.

    We expect strong demand for them in the Middle East and around the world.”

    The stock is adjustable in length, and the AK200 series has a number of ergonomic solutions which you may recognize from other modern firearms. But as you can see, there are still a lot of “AK-47” features left.

    According to the press information, “the AK200 series rifles have retained all the advantages of the traditional AK pattern: reliability, durability and ease of maintenance. The rifle is equipped with integral Picatinny rail and can be fitted with necessary detachable equipment for the effective use of the weapon in various conditions, including in reduced visibility.”

    Notice the EOTech sight.


    Furthermore, according to the Press Release:

    “Currently, AK200 series assault rifles are supplied to government customers in Russia and are also ready to be exported abroad to partners who impose more stringent requirements on small arms.

    The Kalashnikov AK200 series rifles are our strategic product in the export area. In the framework of IDEX 2019, we have scheduled a series of negotiations where, among other things, we will discuss the new AK series,” commented Vladimir Dmitriev, Director General of Kalashnikov Concern.

    Notice the “cut” in the magazine, so you can get a better support when shooting prone.

    “At IDEX 2019, Russia will showcase cutting-edge weapons and military equipment for countries in the Middle East region, which is of particular interest to Russian industry. The AK200 series assault rifles will be a key novelty that visitors to IDEX 2019 will see. The newest Russian Kalashnikov rifles have a considerable export potential,” said Sergey Abramov, Industrial Director of the Armament Cluster at Rostec.

    The Kalashnikov AK200 series assault rifles are in line with all current trends in small arms development, while retaining the best qualities of the AK-47, the legendary brainchild of the great Russian gunsmith Mikhail Kalashnikov, whose 100th anniversary of the birth will be marked in 2019.

    All pictures above by Rosoboronexport.

    Picture below by Jan-P. Weisswange:

    Photo: Jan-P. Weisswange. AK-15 and AK-204, chambered for 7,62mmx39 on show at IDEX2019.


    There’s more to the subject here:

    Kalashnikov Concern Renames the 100M-Series of AK Rifles to 200-Series

    Russian National Guard Orders New AK-200 Series Rifles

    Eric B

    Ex-Arctic Ranger. Competitive practical shooter and hunter with a European focus. Always ready to increase my collection of modern semi-automatics, optics, thermals and suppressors. TCCC Certified. Occasionaly seen in a 6×6 Bug Out Vehicle, always with a big smile.