Cyprus Mail reports:
Moscow announced plans this week to modernise the Kalashnikov, giving a new lease of life to the Soviet-era assault rifle that is the mainstay of the Russian army and weapon of choice for paramilitaries and gangsters around the world.
This could be just another con (they call them government grants these days) to get the money without doing much. Or this could indeed be some modernization effort which, no doubt, will ruin the rifle and any other technology involved in the process. Fixing things that work well for so many people in so many different environments never brings anything good…
On the other hand, Kalashnikov being an assault rifle – a weapon designed for very specific purpose of killing people – I don’t necessarily see ruining it as a bad thing.