Kyiv-based company Zbroyar, a private rifle producer in Ukraine, is conducting training work with units of the Ukrainian Armed Forces on mastering small arms of the NATO model, the company has reported.
"In particular, in 2017, the company conducted eight training seminars for more than 170 servicemen from four units of the Ukrainian Armed Forces," the company said in a press release on Wednesday, December 6.
It notes that the main purpose of these events is preparing Armed Forces soldiers for work with small arms, which was created on the basis of AR-10 (an American automatic rifle, created in 1954-1955 by Eugene Stoner) and AR-15 (an American semi-automatic rifle with 5.56 x 45 mm cartridge). Produced since 1963, it is put on sale as firearms for self-defense, hunting, etc., and is a police weapon. In the early 1960s, the automatic version of the AR-15 was adopted by the U.S. Army as M16 and is used by servicemen of NATO members.