British-Ukrainian cartridge for small arms: Ukraine tests new armour-piercing rounds for small arms (photos)

16:51 Sep. 23, 2016

Ukraine tests new armour-piercing rounds for small arms (photos)

Stiletto Systems bullet presentation (Photo by Military Informant)

British-Ukrainian company Stiletto Systems presented bullets which can penetrate body armour and APSs 

British-Ukrainian arms company Stiletto Systems LTD today, on September 23, conducted tests of new armour-piercing ammunition for small arms, UNIAN reports.

The tests were held on the training ground of Armed Forces of Ukraine military unit A2192 near Zhytomyr. Representatives of the Central Research Institute of weapons and military equipment of the Armed Forces of Ukraine and combat units of the Armed Forces and National Guard of Ukraine were present.

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"During the firing test of these unique new Stiletto Systems bullets we saw they penetrate armour sets like used in body armour and light armoured vehicles, like APCs like BTR-80 and BMP-1/2/3," company representative Dmytro Malyasov said.

According to the company, Stiletto Systems pistol cartridge can penetrate any personal armour in close quarters fighting or the counterterrorist operation. These munitions have successfully passed a series of tests abroad.

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"Even the strongest body armour, protection class 6a in Ukrainian classification can't provide protection from a new bullet of the Stiletto Systems company," Malyasov assures.

As reported earlier, in 2014 the only small arms ammunition enterprise in Ukraine – Luhansk cartridge plant – was captured by Russian-controlled militants. Ukrainian military has repeatedly stated they need a new cartridge plant, but the issue of producing ammunition remains unresolved. 

Ar reported, in spring National Guard tested out the new sniper rifles destinated for the front line in Eastern Ukraine.

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