Alteration of the weapon touched the possibility to use only the ammunition of Soviet production.
In March 2014 the national guard of Ukraine has acquired the status of military formation with law enforcement functions. This gave the opportunity to expand the number of troops to sixty thousand soldiers by attracting volunteers. And immediately the question arose in arms, which will be assigned to each guardsman. De-Sovietization of the country demanded the rejection of the old, but still quite robocasting “Kalash”, which has accumulated a large amount since the days of the USSR. The national guard under Ukraine was intended to become an example of patriotism and valor in the current turbulent times. And how do you get this sample, when the soldiers marching in formation with one of the remnants of the past from which these units and trying to keep the main population of the country. Here and remembered that back in 2008, Vinnytsya weapons factory signed a contract with the Israeli armorers to develop a joint assault rifle. Joint development is certainly a strong word. The Jews just sold the circuit Assembly of your rifle TAR-21 Ukrainians, and even ordered the first time to buy components from them until they learn to do. TAR-21, or simply “Tavor” was used by the Israeli commandos since the war with Lebanon, and in many small-scale ethnic clashes of the planet, and set up a database of reviews, both positive and negative. On this basis, the choice fell on “the Tavor”. But purchased the license to manufacture the rifle is not provided for retrofitting. The only change after the “modified” weapons with Israeli Ukrainian way was the change in its name – “Fort-221”. This means that the level of patriotism is already quite high, what would the national guard have actively adopted a Ukrainian assault rifle “Fort-221”
The design of the rifle made by the scheme bullpup is when the trigger is in front of the store and the percussive mechanism. This scheme allows to reduce the length of the weapon. The stock and the barrel are located on the same level, which increases the accuracy of hitting the target. The body of weapons made of reinforced plastic, thus achieving two goals: good durability and low specific weight of the weapon. But there are drawbacks. And the main of them worth $ 1,000 apiece. Plus its contents. Though gunsmiths have found, though small, but way to save. They remade this Israeli clone of a Soviet caliber 5.56 mm bullets, of which in the warehouses of the Ukrainian armed forces have accumulated for many years to come.