Ukrainian Fort-28 Pistol chambered in 5.7x28mm

As far as I knew there were only three handguns chambered in 5.7x28mm: Masterpiece Arms Defender, Excel Arms Accelerator and of course the first one – FN Five-seveN.  But it turns out that there is also a Ukrainian pistol called Fort-28 chambered in this caliber.

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Ukrainian "IMKAS" Suppressors with Floating Baffles

Ukrainian company IMKAS is known for their advanced research of silencer technologies. Perhaps most interesting products they have developed are the suppressors with floating baffles. As you can see from the images, there are springs between baffles and during the shot, baffles can actually move back and forth.

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Ukrainian gun traffickers with an acquired taste of firearms

During the beginning of the year the SBU ( The Security Service of Ukraine) managed to discover and stop channel smuggling of some very powerful illegal firearms.

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Aeroscraft to produce M4 carbines in Ukraine named WAC-47 in 7,62×39

The American company Aeroscraft, founded by an immigrant from Ukraine, and the State owned company  Ukroboronservis will co-operate to produce M4 carbines to NATO standard.

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Ukraine adopts "Malyuk" bullpup rifle ?

Ukroboronprom (Ukrainian defense industry organization) made an announcement about Malyuk bullpup rifle successfully passing government tests. They’ve already started manufacturing it.

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Ukrainian Matlasha wrist mounted sighting system

A Ukrainian company has introduced a series of wrist mounted sighting systems to be attached to various small arms and viewed through an LCD screen on a shooters wrist for shooting around obstacles without exposing the shooter. Their smallest unit is designed for short ranges, while their largest units are capable of zooming in on a target up to 300 meters away. The smaller design uses a barrel mounted camera about the size of a flashlight that connects wirelessly to the LCD monitor on a shooters wrist. The LCD monitor has a cover over it that obscures visible light coming from the screen while the shooter is operating the device in low light conditions.

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The Weird + Wonderful Firearms of Ukraine: Bullpups, Anti-Tank Rifles, More Bullpups & AR-15s

The editor says: This article was contributed by our friend Vitaly who runs Rem870.com, a blog and forum dedicated to the Remington 870. 

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Ukranian Malyuk rifle Developments at ADEX 2016

ADEX is the Azerbaijan International Defense Exhibition held in the capitol of Baku, Azerbaijan. Ukraine came out with the 7.62x39mm (Also 5.45×39 but not at the show) Malyuk. Essentially the rifle is an AK74 or AKM in the guise of a bullpup, much like many of the experimental bullpup conversions in the United States and Russia, but this one is actually being adopted by certain elements of the Ukrainian military.

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14.5mm Suppressed Rifle In Eastern Ukraine

This video was posted on Live Leak showing a 14.5mm sniper rifle. The rifle is based off of the Open Joint Stock Company’s 2×35 Inserted unified self-loading gun. Or in Cyrillic: Вкладная унифицированная самозарядная пушка «2Х35»

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Mosin Nagant PSR?

Someone should have submitted this to the SOCOM Precision Sniper Rifle Competition, just to see the looks on the faces of the officials present. Out of the Ukraine, we have a sort of chassis system for the Mosin Nagant rifle, designated the VM MP-UOS (ВМ МП-УОС in Cyrillic). A Ukrainian company by the name of UKROBORONSERVICE SC, abbreviated UOS on their website. They seem to have really brought the Mosin Nagant into the 21st century with the addition of a telescoping AR buttstock, full length top picatinny rail, suppressor, removable magazine, bipods, and a skeletonized stock to finish it up! Underneath all this dressing, is a Mosin rifle, whether or not it has been altered for accuracy, I cannot tell, and it doesn’t seem to say. It does mention that the range for a point target is either 350 meters for a head shot, and 450 meters for a torso shot, while 640 meters for a moving target. By referencing targets in human terms, I assume they would only be solicitation a military sale, as a civilian sale this wouldn’t fly, and most LE forces the world over don’t see precision long gun action past maybe 100-200 meters. However it does mention that the rifle is available for export, so if it were to ever come to the United States in a decent price, I would imagine it give Archangel a run for their money.

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ZBROYAR – 10.5″ SBR AR-15 from Ukraine
POTD: Tricked Out Custom SVD Dragunov with Ukrainian Special Forces.

Ukraine Special Forces are rocking some nifty Western accessories on their Soviet firearms. A reader from Russia noticed this SVD and asked me what the rail system was. I told him I have no idea. Do any readers know? Looks cool whatever it is. Here are a few more photos from VoenProm

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New Meaning to "Live Targets" from the Ukraine

Some training exercises leave a bit to be desired but when you’re in the military you’re there to follow orders, not custom-tailor your own CrossFit program. While there are certainly physically and mentally grueling drills and training exercises going on here in the United States it would appear the foreign militaries have the market cornered on “holy crap” methods. For example, in the Ukraine they take live-fire drills to a whole new meaning.

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Malyuk bullpup out of the Ukraine

An older design for an AK bullpup has surfaced from a trade show in the Ukraine, named the “Malyuk” and coming from a company called Interproinvest. Work was started on it in 2005. Essentially it appears to be an AK bullpupized, with the addition of a smoother magazine retention system, charging handle to the front, full length top picatinny rail, magazine release more of an AR type quick release than an AK one, and trigger group moved forward of the magazine. Other than that, the internals are all Kalashnikov. An article came out in the Ukrainian english version of a Defense Review, skip to page 48 here, or if you just want to read the article directly. Currently it is in 5.45x39mm and 7.62x39mm, the company is interested in contracts with the Ukrainian Army. A good summary of the rifle comes from a Reddit post about it

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POTD: You're never too old

This was one of a number of photos published on Facebook. As far as I can tell, they show a self-defence militia training in Zhydachiv, a city in Western Ukraine not far from the Polish border.  The gun looks to be an H&K MP5 or clone and is fully automatic.

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