TsNIITOCHMASH Joint Stock Company “Central Research Institute of Precision Engineering” news release http://www.cniitm.ru/news/169/
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TsNIITOCHMASH JSC (part of Rostec State Corporation) completes the adjustment of the design documentation of marker cartridges for security forces. Currently, samples are being upgraded in accordance with the requirements of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Russia. Serial production of pistol marker cartridges for security forces is scheduled to begin in 2020.
Marker ammunition is an educational and practical cartridge with a bullet containing a marking recipe for a regular weapon - the Yarygin pistol, causing a visible mark when the bullet interacts with an obstacle. The cartridge is designed to conduct practical exercises to improve the level of fire and tactical and special training of special forces personnel using regular weapons.
“The pistol marker cartridges developed at TsNIITOCHMASH, JSC make it possible to practice melee actions using standard weapons equipped with a set of technical means (CTS). Note that the Russian development requires the replacement of only two elements - the trunk and rear sight. On foreign models, the trunk and the bolt with the entire store are also replaced in such situations, ”said Anton Semenyako, head of the research and production department of the enterprise.
“Thanks to the specialists of the institute, who made the decision to switch to a regular Luger sleeve 9x19 mm and another more affordable gunpowder used in the mass production of gunpowder, it was possible to significantly reduce the cost of ammunition, while not violating its tactical and technical characteristics,” said the representative of TsNIITOCHMMASH .
The brass sleeves supplied by the Novosibirsk Cartridge Plant at TsNIITOCHMASH JSC undergo a special revision, after which the marker cartridge itself is manufactured and assembled. It is possible to manufacture marking bullets with a three-color dye composition - red, yellow, blue. The sighting range of a pistol equipped with a KTS marker marker is 8 meters."