Finland Gives Up New Rifle Program, Will Modernize Rk. 62 to Serve Until 2035

Finland Gives Up New Rifle Program, Will Modernize Rk. 62 to Serve Until 2035

By Nathaniel F

The Finnish Commander of the Army has announced that the Nordic country will not be purchasing 5.56mm replacements for their existing 7.62x39mm caliber Rk. 62 rifles, but instead will seek to upgrade the venerable Kalashnikov-based Valmet. Altair.com reports (machine translation below): Finland gives up the purchase of a new automatic rifle cal. 5.56 mm. Old […]

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