Ukraine will start production of M16 assault rifles

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Ukrainian state company Ukroboronprom and American company Aeroscraft signed a memorandum of cooperation on production of small arms by NATO standards, in particular M16 assault rifle.

“The pilot project will be automatic rifle M16 WAC47. Manufacturing of weapons by NATO standards is an important part of the development and reforming of the Ukrainian defense industry,” said the head of Ukroboronservice, Sergei Mikityuk.

Earlier, the President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko said that Washington remains a reliable strategic partner of Kiev, and expressed hope for deepening bilateral cooperation.

Source: Gazeta.Ru

 

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