Kalashnikov group is bringing new modular carry system for special forces to the international market

Modular Carry System (MCS).

The world premiere of new Kalashnikov Modular Carry System will be held at the largest Middle Eastern arms exhibition IDEX 2021 which will take place from February 21 to February 25 in Abu-Dhabi, the capital of the United Arab Emirates.

The company will present to the public and potential customers Modular Carry System (MCS) designed by Group 99 (part of the Kalashnikov group).

MCS is a universal solution for a wide range of missions and allows the user to find the optimal balance of protection and load bearing capability with regards to thermoregulation, ergonomics and the operational situation.

“When we developed MCS we had one mission – to develop the system with the best ergonomic and functional solutions for any situation and environment based on the analysis of the combat experience of Russian forces. Among consultants and designers of this system we had former and active duty operators of the elite Russian special units,” said Boris Salenko, Managing Director, Group 99.


Specialists had some stringent requirements: the system should be adaptive to covert operations, long range movements, close quarters combat, and different types of climates. Also, the system should provide sufficient protection, be ergonomic and easy to transport.

With all those requirements in mind, Group 99 designers created a system that can be used for covert, recon and assault missions. It is certified as NIJ IIIa, NIJ III, NIJ IV bullet  protection and additionaly equipped with improved ballistic protection effective vs fragments with speed up to  630 meters per second.

The operator can adjust the position of ballistic plates and increase the protected surface without sacrificing the mobility. Load support system allows the operator to have mobility even when using NIJ IV plates and fragment protection of over 100 square decimeters. Unification of modules allowed to decrease the number of parts in the system to a necessary minimum, easing transportation and repair of the system.

MCS entered the market in 2020. Some Russian special units already procured the system and currently are using it in counter terrorist operations in Russia and abroad.