Afghan Army AK47 rifles for the Russian arms market shrink M16
data for: AK47 rifles equipped with the new Afghan Army soldiers
data for: The Afghan National Army units to receive a large number of US-made M-16 rifle
Recently, Afghan National Army began to replace the weapons, including AK-47 Army equipment will be replaced by M-16. This dress did not produce media effect, but the resulting military “effect” is not to be underestimated.
this dress will shrink the market of Russian weapons, American arms market to expand. As we all know, AK-47 rifle of the Soviet Union to develop and produce an assault rifle. Its shape in 1947, also known as the Kalashnikov assault rifle Nicodemo husband. Because of its firepower is strong, easy to use features, and is considered a landmark. According to the U.S. Defense Information Center, 60 years to create the world’s AK-47 and subsequent versions of the gun is estimated to have reached 100 million or more. Currently, there are more than 30 countries, the military, more than 60 special police equipped with such weapons.
M-16 is the U.S. military to the United States produced an Armalite assault rifle designated code that uses standard 5.56mm NATO ammunition, M-16 in the United States and other Western national army widely used.
the Afghan army rifles and equipment modifications, allowing the addition of U.S. arms exports to a new destination. Meanwhile, the production of Russian weapons, and Russian-made weapons for the parts of the country is a big blow.
Afghan National Army, the Army of the dress also means that they fire from the attention shift to the emphasis on accuracy. AK-47 rifle fire and attention should be generated. In the former limit of firing selection, AK-47 fired 15,000 rounds of ammunition continuously after barrel have hit the red, but shot accuracy is still not a big change.
M-16 is the world’s first officially installed a small-caliber rifle, its design reflects the design requirements of the United States Rifle: play away, shoot accurately, and high accuracy. This gun’s performance has been tested during the Vietnam War. Therefore, the Alu Jun facelift, marking an important feature of the war on terror attention: the war in Afghanistan by the emphasis on precision firepower toward the direction of attention shift, this shift also marks the U.S. war in Afghanistan is thought to adjust.
Alu Jun rifle behind the facelift, also indicates that the NATO forces in eastern invasion deepened. NATO has increased from the original 12 sponsors to expand to 28 member states, to become the world’s largest military group. Currently, NATO is brewing in eastern invasion, such as floods, taken as the direction of Europe to Asia “spread.” NATO South Caucasus region has become the target areas next expansion. United States active in the South Caucasus region is an obvious example. In August 2008, Georgia’s conflict with Russia, the military has been hit hard, weapons and equipment losses. January 2009, the United States and Georgia signed a strategic cooperation treaty, the United States pledged to provide Georgia’s economic and military support. In March, the President of Georgia met with the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff vice chairman, to discuss concrete cooperation. After the United States claimed, will frame the next few years to provide the required modernization of the military weaponry and training services. This means that Georgia’s military weapons and equipment will gradually NATO of.
in the long run, NATO’s aggression will not stop at the East South Caucasus region, it is bound to continue eastward expansion. Central Asia will be NATO’s eastward expansion a second target area. Afghanistan will become the United States and NATO in Central Asia are engaged in a “pilot” target country. The Afghan National Army infantry weapons of the Army transformation should be seen as the first step of this test. The United States in Afghanistan, not only to “uniform” Taliban, Afghanistan is more important is to enter NATO’s sphere of influence, into the U.S. sphere of influence. This is the U.S. military in Afghanistan to promote the transformation of potential weapons purposes.