RF to Distribibute 50,000 Ratnik-2 Kits to Soldiers in 2017

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"Russian troops will get more than 50,000 Ratnik-2 personal combat uniform kits in 2017, Land Force commander Col. Gen. Oleg Salyukov has said. ... The Ratnik is a system of advanced protective and communication equipment, weapons and ammunition. It comprises around 40 protective and life support elements and allows a soldier to get continuously updated information about situation in the combat area. In addition, the Ratnik includes a self-contained heater, a backpack, an individual water filter, a gas mask and a medical kit. Salyukov said earlier that an advanced Ratnik-3 combat gear with an integral exoskeleton and a helmet visor-mounted target designation system is currently being developed for Russia’s Armed Forces."
http://tass.com/defense/927575
 

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"The Russian Land Force soldiers may be fully equipped with the next generation Ratnik uniform kits by 2020 ... 'I hope that by 2020 almost every serviceman of the ground forces will be provided with it' ... Ratnik, referred to as a system designed for a 'soldier of the future' ... protecting nearly 90 percent of the soldier’s body"
https://sputniknews.com/military/201702041050347156-ratnik-russia-2020/
 

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Work on the creation of the Ratnik-3 personal combat uniform kit has already begun in Russia, the country's Land Forces commander Col. Gen. Oleg Salyukov was quoted by RIA Novosti as saying.

He said that more than 80,000 Russian servicemen were equipped with Ratnik-2 "soldier of the future " gear in 2015.

https://sputniknews.com/russia/201601091032869220-russia-ratnik-combat-gear/

So 50 thousand more will get the second generation. I think the US and Russia need to be allies. Ratnik 3 is obviously what the pic shows. Pretty bad ass.
 
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