Kalashnikov Concern JSC has started full-scale mass production of the AK-15 and AK-19 rifles chambered in 7.62x39 and 5.56x45, respectively, based on the 5.45-mm AK-12 model. The works have been carried out in the interests of a number of customers.
The 7.62 mm AK-15 is a personal firearm used by the special operations units of the Russian military and other federal executive bodies. The AK-15 is part of the Ratnik equipment kit.
The 5.56 mm AK-19 is a new personal firearm for the export market using NATO standard 5.56x45 mm cartridges, popular around the globe.
Both models are the pinnacle of AK pattern development, differing from the previous generations by their elaborate ergonomics, all-day usability and increased accuracy and precision.