Andrei Chang: PK-10 Pakistan-made imitation of the Russian AK-47 rifle
AK series rifles equipped Pakistani army soldiers
LONDON November 16, 2007: The United States published UPI Asia Online 16 Chinese and Canadian defense editor Andrei Chang’s article, said Russia had held a press conference last summer, severe criticism of Pakistan’s PK-10 assault rifles as “full replication Russian AK-47″, Pakistan followed the withdrawal of the weapons to Turkey to participate in the International Defense Exhibition. Pakistan Army has been equipped with a large number of PK-10 assault rifles. Moreover, big cities such as Karachi, Islamabad and all ground forces armed with PK-10 assault rifles.
Pakistani troops made a lot of equipment version “AK-47″
Andrei Chang quoted the Russian allegations that Pakistan’s arsenal of anti-tank rocket RPG-7P , 122-mm howitzer D-30 PK-10 assault rifles and 100 per cent copy of Russian weapons systems. PK-10 assault rifles is the Pakistani version of the Russian-made AK-47 assault rifles, while the other two weapons, even the name are the same. This strange, after all, do not imitate foreign weapons in Pakistan and traditional or cultural.
Rosoboronexport (Rosoboronexport) delegation in 2009, AK-47 assault rifles is the 90th anniversary of the birth of Russia is very concerned about which weapons systems to protect intellectual property issues. To this end, Russia and China and Turkey have been Russian-made weapons on the protection of intellectual property rights, signed the agreement. But Russia does not know Pakistan army has been equipped with a large number of PK-10 assault rifles. Moreover, it is worth noting that in big cities such as Karachi, Islamabad and all ground forces armed with PK-10 assault rifles.
this, explained that Pakistan, PK-10 assault rifles, D-30 howitzers and anti-tank rocket launcher RPG-7 in China are manufactured under license. Andrei Chang said, in fact, although the former Soviet Union to grant China the production AK-47 assault gun permit, but no record of the official Russian RPG-7 and D-30 howitzer production technology transfer to China. As we all know, years ago, China has already begun production of more than three weapons systems, but also the sale of these weapons systems to many countries. AK-47, RPG-7 and D-30 prototypes were 56 type assault rifles, T69 anti-tank rockets and D30/D30-2/D30-3 howitzer. The latter has appeared in the PLA’s military exercises in the airborne troops.
massive Soviet arms sales to acquire the relevant technology is not difficult
fact, whether licensed production in Pakistan with respect to China PK-10 assault rifles to say is accurate, but a large number of the last century, Soviet arms sales abroad, to obtain the relevant manufacturing technology is not difficult. Andrei Chang said, the Soviet army in 1961, mass deployment of PRG-7 anti-tank rockets, then Sino-Soviet relations have deteriorated. In China, 69 anti-tank rocket in 1969, mass deployment, at a time when the worst is when Sino-Soviet relations. The late 1960s, the Soviet Union began to develop D-30 howitzers, and Yekaterinburg No. 9 plant production which is a major ammunition factory, but according to the plant, a technology expert, said that Russia had no record of transfer of D China -30 howitzer production technology. As for China, the relevant military enterprises declined to respond to such issues, saying the matter is “confidential.”
1968 years later, Vietnam and North Korea had received from the Soviet Union had a lot of RPG-7 anti-tank guns. Andrei Chang said, the situation in Vietnam and North Korea are very similar. Since 1965, both the Soviet Union to Vietnam weapons systems. Hanoi government promised that the party will not disclose to the other side of the military secrets. However, historical records show that since 1976, and the Soviet Union began to blame each other for the lack of support for Vietnam. Around 1965, despite the deteriorating Sino-Soviet relations, but the two sides on the Vietnam War against the United States reached a common agreement. In order to ensure fast and secure Soviet weapons destined for the front line in Vietnam, Soviet-made weapons by the North Vietnamese rail to China. Since 1967, the Soviet Union began accusing China of deliberately delaying arms shipments to Vietnam, and even intercepted Soviet weapons systems shipped to Vietnam. China responded that these allegations are groundless.
The D-30 howitzer, which first appeared in China in the early 1980s, then China has introduced an upgraded version of this weapon system, namely D30-2 and D30-3.
In addition to these several weapons systems, China also imitation Sam -7 missile, named “HY-5″ and “HY-5A” missiles. Pakistan’s version of “HY-5A” missile known as the Anza Mk-1. Finally, Andrei Chang said that in view of these Soviet-made weapons, imitation behavior occurred in the Sino-Soviet period of normal height, so it is impossible for China in case of unauthorized transfer or copying of these weapons systems investigated it responsibility. (Compiled: Spring)