Monday, October 1, 2012

Russian miitary Tests Future Soldier.

Russian  future soldier uniforms,” performed well in recent tests, paving the way for their implementation, a senior army .

Ratnik (“Warrior”) comprises more than 40 components, including firearms, body armor, optic, communication and navigation devices, life support and  power supply systems .

The equipment can be used by regular infantry, rocket launcher operators, machine gunners, drivers  and scouts, Chirkin said on Ekho Moskvy radio.The equipment sets are light and come in summer and winter variants, Chirkin added, without elaborating on the weight.
Russian military equipment sets Ratnik, nicknamed “future soldier uniforms,” was tested during recent Caucasus-2012 command post exercise.
Tests are also ongoing at Alabino  testing  grounds outside Moscow. The “wonderful sets” may “soon” be introduced in the  miitary Chirkin said. He gave no timeframe.

Russia planned to buy a limited number  of FELIN infantry combat systems from France in 2011, but later opted to produce its own equipment. Development and implementation are expected to be finished by 2015.


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