Russia has finished the state tests of the Chukavin SVCh sniper rifle, which is to replace the Dragunov sniper rifle (known for the Russian initials as SVD) in the troops.
The Russian Army is about to get its first new sniper rifle in decades. The Chukavin sniper rifle, or SVC, replaces the Cold War–era Dragunov SVD. A fully modern rifle, the Chukavin comes in a variety of calibers, with a maximum range of more than 1,600 yards. now this gun is ready for mass equipping the sniper units of the Russian army.
“The state trials of the Chukavin sniper rifle, which will replace the Dragunov sniper rifle in the troops, have been completed with a positive result. At present, the results of the trials are being documented, and the decision to pass the new rifle complex into service will be made afterwards,” spokespeople for the Kalashnikov Concern said.
The Chukavin sniper rifle (SVCh) of the Kalashnikov corporation is a versatile sniper rifle with an outstanding design that meets the strict requirements of modern sniper rifles of the Russian army, which will completely replace the full role of the Dragunov SVD sniper rifle.