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    Ratnik combat gear

    Post  alexgiorev3 on Sun Oct 13, 2013 8:38 pm



    The ratnik equipment is no news. However my question is is this equipment for the whole infantry or do only special units use it.
    And can you post pictures or videos of russian private soldier equipment.
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    Re: Ratnik combat gear

    Post  GarryB on Mon Oct 14, 2013 10:32 am

    It is intended for every soldier, but initially it will be used by special forces no doubt to get the kinks out of it.

    There are different suit sets for different roles within the military and it looks rather interesting.

    Here is an old article posted previously by Austin...

    http://www.interarms.ru/arhiv/n6_2010/russian_infantry_combat_system_development_programs/



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    Post  Viktor on Fri Oct 18, 2013 7:30 pm

    Nice presentation. 


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    Russian Special Forces to Test New Thermal Scopes

    Post  IshayJ on Thu Oct 24, 2013 3:11 pm

    The Russian Defense Ministry will start official tests of a new thermal vision scope as part of Russia’s futuristic combat kit later this month, the system’s developer said.

    8876418_sThere are currently 160 prototype scopes at an army special forces (spetsnaz) facility near Moscow, said Oleg Yakovlev, advisor to the general director of the Tsiklon scientific research institute.

    According to Ria Novosti the scope, which can spot a target at a distance of 800-1,200 meters, is an essential component of the much touted cutting-edge Ratnik (Warrior) set and will cost around 1 million rubles ($30,000) per unit, he said. Tests could last from several months to a year and a half, he added. “We hope the final state tests will be a success and Ratnik’s thermal imaging system will be adopted in 2014,” Yakovlev said. Russian defense officials previously said Ratnik had not been put into service yet due to delays in the fine-tuning of the new set’s light weapons.

    The Ratnik kit is comprised of more than 40 components, including firearms, body armor and optical, communication and navigation devices, as well as life support and power supply systems.

    It can be used by regular infantry, rocket launcher operators, machine gunners, drivers and scouts.

    http://i-hls.com/2013/10/russian-special-forces-to-test-new-thermal-scopes/
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    Post  GarryB on Fri Oct 25, 2013 10:22 am

    The VDV tested these scopes in 2010 I think and they were returned for changes.

    They should be excellent.


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    Post  Viktor on Thu Nov 28, 2013 2:18 pm

    40 new Ratnik (for Artic) sets delivered for testing


    FSB received a set of forms "Arctic Warrior" to keep warm at 60 degrees of frost

    Now equipped with a new form of the northern Russian military frontier "Nagurskoe" located on Franz Josef Land. There delivered 40 sets of "Arctic Warrior" in white camouflage.
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    Re: Ratnik combat gear

    Post  GarryB on Thu Feb 27, 2014 8:46 am

    Russia to adopt new future soldier gear in "summer".

    http://en.ria.ru/military_news/20140221/187724456/Russia-to-Adopt-Future-Soldier-Gear-in-Summer.html

    MOSCOW, February 21 (RIA Novosti) – The Russian military will adopt domestically designed “future soldier” gear this summer, the Defense Ministry said Thursday.

    The adoption of the Ratnik gear into service has been repeatedly delayed due to uncertainty over the choice of small arms component, which is likely to include the new Kalashnikov AK-12 assault rifle. The equipment is currently in the final stages of field testing by Russian paratroopers.

    Ratnik comprises about 50 components, including firearms, body armor and optical, communication and navigation devices, as well as life support and power supply systems.

    The equipment can be used by regular infantry, paratroopers, rocket launcher operators, machine gunners, drivers and scouts.

    So I suspect that the final field testing being done by paratroopers must include AK12s because they were delaying the entry of the equipment till the AK12 was ready.

    Also it seemed they wanted to wait for the multi calibre AK12SN models so it would be interesting to keep our eyes out for photos from VDV training and testing over the next few months...


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    Re: Ratnik combat gear

    Post  Flyboy77 on Mon Mar 17, 2014 12:42 pm

    Some new infantry equipment being soon

    Pics: http://rg.ru/2014/03/14/soveshanie-site.html

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    Ratnik combat gear

    Post  magnumcromagnon on Mon Apr 07, 2014 3:10 am

    "Warrior" (aka Ratnik) to inform physicians about injury
    Special sensors equipped soldiers will transmit information military medics
    "Warrior" inform physicians about injury




    In Russia, the final stage of military equipment gosispytany "Warrior" . To develop a new generation of equipment registration system physiological state fighters. Special sensors providing information to military doctors.

    Over the next two years, the St. Petersburg Military Medical Academy, Kirov (VMA) will modernize the experimental base, write  "Izvestia" . Goal - the development of a monitoring system of military life and "determination of physiological parameters to assess the severity of the affected states on the site of injury."

    The creators of "Warrior" (Central Research Institute of Precision Engineering of the State Corporation "Rosteh") confirmed the "Izvestia" that development to monitor the status of the organism is already underway. After adopting a "Warrior" in the next version will include equipment monitoring pulse.

    Upgraded "Warrior" will include wearable sensors that every minute will remove parameters heart rate, respiratory rate, blood oxygen saturation indicators, microvascular blood supply. Electronics equipment will store and analyze these figures, the deviation from the norm complex will give an alarm in the medical service. This will draw on already developed system of intelligence, control and communication "Sagittarius". All settings are automatically stored on the flash drive for record keeping.

    Soldiers medical mouth will have indicators showing the status of the victims. Depending on the injured soldier is invited to assess the state of the indices from 0 to 5. Medrota based on the data obtained will be to prioritize the evacuation of the wounded and the coordinates to identify possible ways to approach them.



    Outfit "Warrior" includes armor protection, navigation GLONASS-GPS, control system "Sagittarius", the communicator, with automatic night vision and thermal. Helmet this equipment is able to withstand getting pistol bullet from a distance of 10 m, and is equipped with a thermal video module for sniping. In "Warrior" also includes food, water filters, medical supplies, tent and sleeping bag. Weight full equipment up to 20 kg.

    "Warrior" was first introduced in 2011, the summer of 2014 equipment is planned to adopt. In this year's state defense order planned supply tens of thousands of sets of combat equipment for ground troops, airborne troops and marines Navy.

    Soldier equipment "Warrior" produced at the enterprise "TSNIITOCHMASH" included in Rosteh. The company was created in 1944. The main activities of the organization - development and manufacture of small arms and ammunition, military equipment, artillery systems, optoelectronic devices, sporting and hunting ammunition, sealed containers for transport and storage, simulators firearms.

    http://rostec.ru/news/4513103
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    Re: Ratnik combat gear

    Post  Flanky on Wed Apr 23, 2014 12:26 pm

    Either thermals or night visions.
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    Post  medo on Wed Apr 23, 2014 4:40 pm

    Most probably thermals. You have to keep covered the main lens of II night vision device.
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    Post  GarryB on Thu Apr 24, 2014 1:45 am

    For the one on the left see post 3 in this thread.... Shahine or something.


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    Ratnik combat gear

    Post  Mindstorm on Mon Jun 16, 2014 9:31 pm


    http://www.arms-expo.ru/news/armed_forces/novyy_rossiyskiy_komplekt_ekipirovki_voennosluzhashchego_smozhet_zashchitit_ot_lyubogo_obraztsa_indi/

    Ballistic protection of the new generation of infantry set "Ратника" is impenetrable to today small caliber weapons and mass weight of the entire set (with maximum protection offered) surpass any foreign analogue.
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    Post  Viktor on Wed Jul 02, 2014 5:05 pm

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    Re: Ratnik combat gear

    Post  AlfaT8 on Wed Jul 02, 2014 7:49 pm

    Viktor wrote:Nice  thumbsup 

    "Friend or foe" for personnel
    I was wondering when they were gonna try this, it's a good idea for friendly fire and all, but the problem lies in the fact that personnel IFF would more susceptible to being compromised then the IFF of ships, tanks and aircraft, so i am very curious to how there going to resolve this issue.  Neutral
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    Re: Ratnik combat gear

    Post  Werewolf on Wed Jul 02, 2014 9:04 pm

    AlfaT8 wrote:
    Viktor wrote:Nice  thumbsup 

    "Friend or foe" for personnel
    I was wondering when they were gonna try this, it's a good idea for friendly fire and all, but the problem lies in the fact that personnel IFF would more susceptible to being compromised then the IFF of ships, tanks and aircraft, so i am very curious to how there going to resolve this issue.  Neutral

    The funny, well macabre better to say, thing about IFF when it was used in Iraqi "Freedom" by US soldiers they fired upon own troops with IFF sensors because at night it looked like muzzle flash of gun fire, and since there was nearby gunfire from Iraqi troops they confused the sides and fired upon own troops.

    The IFF sensors for troops the US used is a device on their uniform that creates a blinking signal in IR spectrum which can only be seen with Thermal sights or Night Vision sights that cover IR spectrum to a low level. I hope that they have changed it to a better system.
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    Re: Ratnik combat gear

    Post  AlfaT8 on Thu Jul 03, 2014 4:59 am

    Werewolf wrote:
    AlfaT8 wrote:
    Viktor wrote:Nice  thumbsup 

    "Friend or foe" for personnel
    I was wondering when they were gonna try this, it's a good idea for friendly fire and all, but the problem lies in the fact that personnel IFF would more susceptible to being compromised then the IFF of ships, tanks and aircraft, so i am very curious to how there going to resolve this issue.  Neutral

    The funny, well macabre better to say, thing about IFF when it was used in Iraqi "Freedom" by US soldiers they fired upon own troops with IFF sensors because at night it looked like muzzle flash of gun fire, and since there was nearby gunfire from Iraqi troops they confused the sides and fired upon own troops.

    The IFF sensors for troops the US used is a device on their uniform that creates a blinking signal in IR spectrum which can only be seen with Thermal sights or Night Vision sights that cover IR spectrum to a low level. I hope that they have changed it to a better system.
    I don't thinks thats the type of IFF there talking about, nor do i believe blinking low spectrum IR light qualifies as a proper IFF, from what there describing in the article, the IFF method would be more similar to that of aircraft, basically identifying themselves as friendly to the HUDs of nearby friendlies, and updating there position on a digital map in command vehicles/bases.

    On that note: Does the new Russian kit include HUDs??
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    Post  Zivo on Thu Jul 03, 2014 5:29 am

    On that note: Does the new Russian kit include HUDs??

    IIRC there was a video posed to the "ground forces-news" thread, which had a bunch of soldiers in the new gear being inspected. I'm not 100% sure, but the squad leader had an eyepiece, no one else did though. Even if only one guy has it, it will significantly aid in SA for the squad.

    I would assume the more elite the unit is, the better/more gear they will get. But for the regulars, having 10 squads with one IFF system for each squad, is better than having one squad with ten IFF systems.
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    Post  Viktor on Thu Jul 03, 2014 5:05 pm

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    Geo-information system "Horizon" that comes with "Ratnik":

    Post  magnumcromagnon on Thu Jul 10, 2014 8:46 pm

    Geo-information system "Horizon" that comes with "Ratnik":



    http://rostec.ru/news/4513925
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    Post  George1 on Tue Aug 05, 2014 11:41 am

    Russia’s Army to Get ‘Future Soldier’ Gear in October – Defense Ministry

    ALABINO (Moscow Region), August 5 (RIA Novosti) – The Russian Defense Ministry hopes to start purchases of domestically designed «future soldier» gear Ratnik, which is currently in its final trials, already in October, the head of a military and scientific department of Russia’s Ground Forces said Tuesday.

    “Ratnik is currently undergoing its final tests and we hope that since October all the components will be purchased in series and supplied to the troops,” Aleksander Romanyuta said

    “If any deficiencies are found, they will be eliminated during the first year of exploitation,” he said.

    The head of the Tochmash state arms firm based near Moscow, Dmitry Semizorov, said the Russian Defense Ministry plans to get 50,000 Ratnik sets annually. This will allow the industry to fulfill the task of providing the Army with 70 percent of the new equipment.

    Semizorov added that the weapons-making agency has also started creating a new combat gear that is set to replace Ratnik in coming years.

    Ratnik comprises about 50 components, including firearms, body armor and optical, communication and navigation devices, as well as life support and power supply systems.

    The equipment can be used by regular infantry, paratroopers, rocket launcher operators, machine gunners, drivers and scouts.

    Many other nations have similar future soldier equipment programs in progress, including the US Land Warrior, Germany’s IdZ, Britain’s FIST, Spain’s COMFUT, Sweden’s IMESS and France’s FELIN.
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    Re: Ratnik combat gear

    Post  Viktor on Tue Aug 05, 2014 11:52 am

    Few more months until the production kicks in  thumbsup 

    Ministry of Defence: Army gets the equipment "future soldier" in October
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    Re: Ratnik combat gear

    Post  Mike E on Sat Aug 16, 2014 8:39 pm



    Here is a new video on the Ratnik, unfortunately it is only in Russian...
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    Post  sepheronx on Sun Aug 17, 2014 10:37 am

    Man, instead of them always showcasing it, they need to release it already. Get it to the troops who will need it. Especially with how things are going now, Russian troops will need to be very well trained and equipped.
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    Re: Ratnik combat gear

    Post  Mike E on Sun Aug 17, 2014 6:59 pm

    True dat! I wonder if it is ready and Russia can't buy it or something like that...

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