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Modernised SVD Unveiled

Modernised SVD Unveiled 8 March, 2020

SVD (Snayperskaya Vintovka Dragunova / Dragunov Sniper Rifle), which was first produced by the Soviet Union first, showed its new face.

SVDs, commonly known as "Kanas" in the Turkish Armed Forces and used by irregular elements as well as many regular armies, have been modernised. The face of the rifle changed with the study initiated by Kalashnikov, which is a subsidiary of Rostec. The flash hider of the gun, which was equipped with a heavier barrel than its predecessor, was also renewed. Thus, Dragunov's firing balance and precision increased. The guns were equipped with a pistol grip and handguard made of polymer. With the MIL-STD-1913 added to the top of the crate, the existing optical equipment was preserved in the gun, which became suitable for the use of different optics and electrooptics. The buttstock of the model called SVDM was also replaced with the new equipment with a folding structure. In addition, the new stock provides optimum comfort to the user with an adjustable cheek plate.

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