The Russian government is expected to turn over 5000 units of Avtomat Kalashnikova AK-103 with a million ammunition on October 25.
Official announcement or confirmation is yet to be made but reliable sources say that Russia will be providing the AK-103 model of Kalashnikov rifle.
AK-103 uses the 7.62×39mm round. It can be fitted with night vision or telescopic sights, and a knife-bayonet or grenade launcher.
It was previously expected that Russia will provide the AK-101 which uses the 5.56×45mm NATO round.
Assault rifles in Philippine military service uses 5.56×45mm NATO round. Department of National Defense – Government Arsenal is also producing the NATO round.
President Rodrigo Duterte announced last week that Russia will be donating 5000 Kalashnikov rifles without providing specific model.
These Russian rifle and ammunition together with 20 military truck will be formally turned over on October 25.
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