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on August 16, 2013 in World News

U.S. Army Buys Nearly 600,000 Soviet AK-47 Magazines

U.S. Army Buys Nearly 600,000 Soviet AK-47 Magazines The U.S. Army is buying almost 600,000 Soviet AK-47 magazines, enough to hold nearly 18,000,000 rounds of 7.62x39mm ammo which is not standard-issue for either the U.S. military or NATO.A U.S. Army solicitation on the Federal Business Opportunities site asks for approximately 592,825 new AK 30-round magazines. The solicitation even refers to the magazines as being for “non-standard weapons.” More specifically, they are for the AK-47 designed by the Soviet Union at the start of the Cold War, which is now commonly used by opposition forces in proxy wars around the world…. View Article

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