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AEK-999 'Barsuk' (Badger) (Russian : Барсук) is a Russian machine
gun chambered for the 7.62x54mmR round. It is a modernized version
                                                                              Type                  General purpose machine gun
of the PKM machine gun, developed during the 1990s in order to
improve its capabilities in the LMG/SAW role. It was to be capable of         Place of origin              Russia

sustained automatic fire without requiring a quick-change barrel, and                             Specifications
better suited for assault operations where it could be fired from the hip     Length                1188 mm
or from the integral bipod. The AEK-999 was developed at the Kovrov           Barrel length         605 mm
Machinebuilding Plant, but lost in military trials to the Pecheneg
                                                                              Cartridge             7.62x54mmR
machine gun, which was developed under same requirements at the
TsNIITochMash research institute. In 2006 KMZ ceased all military             Caliber               7.62 mm
production, but small batches of the AEK-999 were manufactured by             Action                Gas-Operated, open bolt
KMZ before 2006 for Russian MVD troops.                                       Rate of fire          650 rpm
                                                                              Muzzle velocity       825 m/s
                                                                              Effective range       1500 m
 1 Design
                                                                              Feed system           Belt
 2 References
                                                                              Sights                Rear leaf, front post
 3 See also
 4 External links

The AEK-999 uses the same receiver group as the PKM. The most important change is a new barrel, made of the same
steel used in aviation machine guns for greater durability. This new barrel is partially fluted to save weight and improve heat
dissipation, and is provided with a mirage top cover and more effective muzzle brake. This new barrel can be removed from
the gun for inspection or maintenance, but it is not a quick-change barrel for swapping out in combat situations. To further
enhance its capabilities, the AEK-999 is fitted with a small polymer forend under the barrel, and the folding bipod is moved
forward and attached to the barrel rather than the gas tube. If necessary, the AEK-999 can be equipped with a suppressor. It
can also accept all standard PKM accessories, including tripod mount, and 100-round clip-on belt boxes.

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See also
      List of Russian weaponry

External links
      AEK-999 (Description)
      AEK-999 (overview)
      AEK-999 (shown with different muzzle devices)
      AEK-999 (pic 1)
      AEK-999 (pic 2)

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