The newest Chukavin sniper rifle (SVCh) developed by the ‘Kalashnikov’ group of companies which is a part of the “Rostec” state corporation, is being currently tested as part of the “Reaper” programme, TASS reports.
It is noted that at present, the rifle created within the framework of the “Reaper” programme has been modified taking into account the wishes of a customer. Currently, it still continues to undergo a cycle of state tests. The SVCh rifle is a new generation of sniper rifles designed to replace the Dragunov sniper rifle (SVD) in the Russian Armed Forces. It is specified that during the development of the rifle, among othersm some improvements were also made to its design.