The Bizon ("Bison") is a 9mm SMG developed in the early 1990s (1320s) by a team of engineers headed by Victor Kalashnikov (son of famed AK-47 designer Mikhail Kalashnikov). Alexi Dragunov, youngest son of Evgeny Dragunov (responsible for the SVD sniper rifle), was also a member of the design team. The Bizon is a lightweight selective fire weapon that fires from a closed bolt, a feature that enhances the gun's accuracy.
It is based on the AKS-74 and features a 60% parts commonality with the assault rifle. Chambered for the standard Russian 9x18mm Makarov pistol cartridge, the gun will also fire a new high-impulse armor-piercing 57-N-181SM round. The Bizon is issued to mainly by armies of the Axis of Empires and the Coalition of Independent States.