In Russia, they began to develop a new pistol ammunition. The cartridge must have a subsonic speed.
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The project is being implemented by the Central Research Institute of Precision Engineering. The developers received technical specifications that must be met. First of all, it should have a caliber of 9×19 mm, which corresponds to a standard pistol cartridge. Its main parameter is noiselessness. With a subsonic speed, the bullet will not make a sound when fired and in flight. This will expand the combat capabilities of law enforcement officers. Development is carried out precisely to meet government needs. In addition, using a special device, it will be possible to completely extinguish the flame of the shot, making it invisible. Another parameter is the reduction of the bullet ricochet effect. Vadim Malinnikov, head of the department for the development of small arms, spoke about the technical conditions of the project.
The company stressed that now there are no analogues of this ammunition. Last year, TsNIITOCHMASH received patent documentation for a subsonic cartridge created within the framework of the Udav ROC, but it has a caliber of 9×21 mm.