December 26, 2012 - 17:39 AMT
PanARMENIAN.Net - The Russian Defense Ministry will purchase new domestically manufactured sniper rifles next year, Deputy Defense Minister Yury Borisov said on Wednesday, Dec 26, according to RIA Novosti.
Under the arms procurement program for 2013, Degtyarev 6S8-1 12.7-mm rifles will be bought for the Russian Armed Forces and from 2014 the ministry will start buying Dragunov 7.62-mm, VSS 9-mm and ASVK 12.7-mm rifles, as well as new optical-electronic sights he said.
The ministry will also consider buying Orsis rifles, he added.
Commenting on the procurement of arms and military equipment this year, Borisov said the Armed Forces will receive 40 warplanes, 127 helicopters, 34 air-defense radar stations, new air-defense missile systems and other equipment before the end of the current year.