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Kalashnikov Adds New Weapons to Export List

The newly formed arms maker Kalashnikov Concern has added three new firearms to the list of weaponry authorized for export, a company spokesperson said Wednesday.

The new addition includes the 18.5 KS-K military shotgun, the SV-99 sniper rifle, and the Vityaz-SN submachine gun. All these weapons are designed for use by special purpose police units.

The weapons were included in Russia's top arms exports list by presidential decree and were unveiled at the Interpolitex 2013 arms show in Moscow from Oct. 22 to 25, Kalashnikov's Yelena Filatova said.

Kalashnikov Concern was officially created in mid-August after the government ordered Russia's Izhmash arms factory, manufacturer of the legendary Kalashnikov assault rifle, to be rebranded and merged with several other defense plants in a national small-arms holding.

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