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    Re: Ratnik combat gear

    Post  George1 on Mon Jun 08, 2015 12:23 pm

    Russia Begins Ratnik-2 Future Soldier Gear Development

    Russia's Prospective Research Foundation began research and brainstorming on a new future soldier gear system to succeed the new Ratnik system.


    Russia has begun developing the Ratnik-2 "future soldier" gear with a brainstorm to put together existing ideas, the head of the Russian government's Prospective Research Foundation, Russia's version of DARPA, Andrei Grigoryev told RIA Novosti.

    According to Grigoryev, the development of the Ratnik-2 will be finished between 2025 and 2030. The first four years will be the Foundation's project, followed by research and engineering, and lastly mass production. Grigoryev also said that the military android presented in January will be ready by the end of the year.

    "We launched a project with TsNIITochMash aimed at creating our common vision of what the gear of the 'soldier of the future' should look like in 15-20 years. It's a very interesting project, we invited anyone who wishes to fantasize. We will soon conduct a seminar on this issue at the foundation," Grigoryev said.

    Grigoryev added that the foundation has a "heap of proposals" regarding what the equipment should look like, although they need to be analyzed.

    The first Ratnik combat gear project was completed in 2015 and the Russian Ministry of Defense ordered 50,000 kits each for 2015 and 2016.

    Grigoryev added that the military android presented to the Russian government in January will be capable of running and crossing obstacles by the end of the year.

    The android's actual purpose is mine clearance and other tasks which are dangerous but do not demand precise operation, according to Grigoryev, although he did not specify any details.

    "Its mission is to work in very dangerous condition where a human presence is needed, with the possibility of remote control. The goal is for the person to be in a normal environment while the robot works in the danger zone," Grigoryev said.

    The robot is "not designed to run around with an assault rifle," Grigoryev added, saying that other treaded and wheeled vehicles exist for the task.

    At a field exercise in May, Russian Ural-family military robots proved capable of destroying enemy humans and machines while working as a group.

    The Prospective Research Foundation, a government-funded defense research body similar to the United States' DARPA, was created in 2012. The foundation's projects include small arms, information technology, bionics and large weapons systems.

    Read more: http://sputniknews.com/science/20150608/1023075574.html#ixzz3cSsBpSqi

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    Re: Ratnik combat gear

    Post  GunshipDemocracy on Mon Jun 08, 2015 12:25 pm

    Russia begins the development of the new equipment "soldier of the future"

    The head of the Foundation for Advanced Studies Andrey Grigoriev stated that currently in the Fund "pile of proposals about what should be equipment "soldier of the future" in 15-20 years, but the company needs to sort them.

    Warrior = Ratnik

    РИА Новости http://ria.ru/defense_safety/20150608/1068771547.html#ixzz3cStFwg3h
    http://ria.ru/defense_safety/20150608/1068771547.html

    MOSCOW, 8 Jun — RIA Novosti. The development of a new generation of equipment "soldier of the future "Warrior-2" begins in Russia: in the first stage, scientists during a "brainstorming" systematize all existing proposals, informed RIA Novosti the head of the advanced research Foundation (PEF) Andrey Grigoriev.
    "We started with TSNIITOCHMASH the project aimed to build our shared vision of what should be equipment "soldier of the future" in 15-20 years. Very interesting project, we invited there to dream, everyone. In the near future will hold a workshop on the issue in the Fund", — said Grigoriev.
    According to him, currently in the Fund "pile of proposals about what should be the equipment, but the company needs to sort them.
    As previously reported by the head of the Fund, development of "Warrior-2" may take 10-15 years: 3-4 years project Fund, followed by research and development work, then the serial production. Thus, the "Warrior-2" may appear to 2025-2030 years.
    "Warrior" — Russian military equipment "soldier of the future" combines both modern firearms, effective protection kits, reconnaissance and communication, only about 10 different subsystems. In addition to their combat functionality, it is designed to provide effective protection of the soldier against various damaging factors on the battlefield. The set of "Warrior" is one of about 50 different items, including small arms, aiming system, protection, electronic communications, navigation and targeting.
    In the state defense order of the Russian Federation are planned for purchase in 2015 and 2016 50 thousand sets of "Warrior".
    The Foundation for advanced studies was created in 2012. Its primary purpose is the promotion of scientific research and development in the interests of national defense and state security. Currently in PEF approved 53 projects, 31 of them already work in the laboratories of the Fund.


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    Re: Ratnik combat gear

    Post  GunshipDemocracy on Wed Jun 10, 2015 2:14 pm

    Units of the Siberian Sptsnaz are fully equipped with gear "Warrior"

    http://ria.ru/defense_safety/20150610/1069159296.html

    MOSCOW, June 10 - RIA Novosti. The compounds of the Special Forces of the Central Military District (CVO), stationed in Siberia, fully equipped outfit "soldier of the future" (Warrior), will go to the army under the state defense order, said on Wednesday the press service of the CVO.
    "Warrior" is a modular system consisting of 10 different subsystems, which can vary depending on the combat situation, climatic conditions and other parameters, "- said in a statement.

    Includes more than 40 items, including small arms, aiming system, body armor, communications, targeting and navigation equipment based on GLONASS, the press service said.

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    Re: Ratnik combat gear

    Post  George1 on Wed Jun 17, 2015 12:04 am

    Russian infantry gear to have friend-or-foe sensors visible only to friendly troops

    Up to 50,000 Ratnik infantry gear sets are expected to be delivered within a year from now, with an eventual increase in deliveries to 70,000 a year

    KUBINKA /Moscow Region/, June 16. /TASS/. Russia's "soldier of the future" will be wearing individual friend-or-foe sensors constituting an integral part of the high-tech Ratnik combat gear, the general director of the Central Research Institute of Precision Machinebuilding, which developed the system, said on Tuesday.

    "There is an ordinary electronic friend-or-foe system: you direct certain instruments at it and receive a response. And there is a system using light-reflecting elements and colored signs that are visible only to devices operating within a certain part of the spectrum," Dmitry Semizorov told TASS on the sidelines of the Army-2015 forum in the Moscow region. "They will be seen only through our devices."

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    It is assumed that the soldiers’ friend-or-foe system will be enabled through attaching some kind of sensor on each soldier’s clothing. A soldier can then distinguish between enemy and friendly forces by looking at the screen of a special device similar in appearance to a mobile phone.

    Semizorov noted that R&D work was well underway and "as soon as there are stable results," the system would be built into the Ratnik gear set.

    Ratnik-2 to have stronger firepower, less weight

    Russia’s Ratnik-2 new ‘soldier of the future’ gear will have stronger firepower and less weight, Semizorov said on Tuesday.

    ‘The research work on Ratnik-2 has already been assigned by the Defense Ministry [ the Central Research Institute of Precision Machinebuilding]. This work is going on. Now co-manufacturers on this project for all aspects of this combat gear will be determined. This is research work and there will be no pilot samples in it. This is a research project to look for new materials and new technical solutions," Semizorov said at the Army-2015 international military and technical forum outside Moscow.

    When asked about the outlook of the Ratnik-2 infantry combat gear, the TsNIITochMash head said "the principal direction in developing the combat gear is towards reducing its weight while raising the efficiency of its use."

    This effect will be achieved through the use of new materials and the higher efficiency of the combat gear’s weaponry system, the TsNIITochMash head said. He didn’t rule out that the outfit would be supplied with new types of weapons.

    The possibility for the Ratnik infantry outfit to use the elements of the exoskeleton and even the neuro-interface to read the soldier’s thoughts will "be widely studied and explored after the customer clearly formulates the task," Semizorov said.

    Today, there is no technical assignment from the Defense Ministry for the exoskeleton development, he added.

    The Russian army has already started receiving domestically-designed "future soldier" gear. Up to 50,000 Ratnik sets are expected to be delivered within a year from now, with an eventual increase in deliveries to 70,000 a year.

    The new combat gear comprises about 40 components, including individual weapons, aiming and protection systems, as well as communication, navigation, and target acquisition and indication equipment.


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    Re: Ratnik combat gear

    Post  GunshipDemocracy on Fri Jun 26, 2015 5:56 pm

    Anti-materiel sniper rifles added to Russian Ratnik soldier modernisation programme


    http://www.janes.com/article/52537/anti-materiel-sniper-rifles-added-to-russian-ratnik-soldier-modernisation-programme


    Two 12.7 mm anti-materiel sniper rifles have been included in the armament suite of the Ratnik soldier equipment modernisation programme developed by Russian design bureau TsNIITochMash, a source in the bureau has told IHS Jane's .

    "Ratnik has got two 12.7 mm anti-materiel rifles, namely the 6V7M and 6V7M1," said the source, pointing out that the rifles had successfully passed a number of trials. "Now we are waiting for them to be officially accepted for service," he added.

    The rifles weigh approximately 11 kg, although the 6V7M1 is shorter and lighter than the basic 6V7M. The key feature of the rifles is their bullpup design. They are chambered for the Soviet/Russian 12.7 x 108 mm round and feature a magazine that can hold five rounds.

    "Both rifles are basically equipped with the 3-12x 1P88-2 optical sight, which can be replaced by the 1PN139 thermal sight," the source said. The effective range of the 6V7M and 6V7M1 is 1-1.5 km. Their chambered muzzle brake is claimed to recoil significantly.

    The Degtyarev plant, based at Kovrov, is currently producing the rifles on a serial basis.






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    Re: Ratnik combat gear

    Post  Flanky on Mon Jun 29, 2015 7:24 pm

    In other words ASVK and KSVK.

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    Re: Ratnik combat gear

    Post  JohninMK on Sun Aug 09, 2015 2:32 pm

    Ratnik MK2

    The kit of the soldier of the future must be more than ultramodern; it has to be nothing short of magical. This is exactly what a 27-strong team of Saratov scientists are now working on.

    The Special Purpose Materials lab that opened at the Saratov State University in 2014, is developing a soldier suit that would make the wearer invisible, keep him warm in winter and cool in summer as well as protect him against dangerous chemicals. A roll of gauze is fed into a huge, 20 meter-long, machine and, seconds later, similar gauze appears on the other side.

    Though it looks exactly the same to the naked eye, the processed material consists of microscopic fibers which are applied to the warp which, in turn is mixed with fabric to obtain a regular outfit with very unusual properties. Depending on their chemical composition, the microscopic fibers can keep out gases and liquids, retain body heat or cool you down. And what’s more, they are also shock-resistant.

    The research being done at the laboratory is three-pronged: camouflage, protection (including against chemical agents) and life-support. The new material can be used as part of a soldier’s outfit and as gas mask filters. Ground sheets are also being developed here. This is a new type of camouflage where nanomaterial is applied to the uniform to make it invisible to thermal imagers and night vision scopes. The new technology will also ensure against extreme cold, heat and even open fire.

    The Saratov team has three years to develop the new protective materials which will then go into “active service” with the Russian armed forces.


    Read more: http://sputniknews.com/russia/20150809/1025555356.html#ixzz3iJvFOyKW

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    Re: Ratnik combat gear

    Post  sepheronx on Sun Aug 16, 2015 10:10 pm

    Any new news?

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    Re: Ratnik combat gear

    Post  KoTeMoRe on Sun Aug 23, 2015 11:51 pm

    sepheronx wrote:Any new news?

    Not News, but check out this beauty.

    NPZ (Schvabe) PSU 1/4 originally unveiled late 2013, now exported to the Great Satan under the brand of Wolf (of ammunition fame).

    Pitted against Elcan's Spectre 1/4 this little (yeah well) marvel is more classic, built like a tank and costs 40% less (2200 USD Elcan /1300 USD for export retail).

    There are a couple of articles about it on the US FA blogs and while I had been told amazing things about it around early 2014, here I can really see how the damn thing is well put together. Americans have been praising the sight.

    I hope this would get considered as standart kit for Ratnik.



    http://www.thefirearmblog.com/blog/2015/07/10/optic-review-wolf-optics-psu-1x4x-variable-zoom-optical-gunsight/

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    Re: Ratnik combat gear

    Post  zg18 on Thu Sep 03, 2015 2:18 am

    Rostov , Southern military command


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    Re: Ratnik combat gear

    Post  PapaDragon on Thu Sep 03, 2015 4:44 am


    ^^^ Looking good, more please thumbsup

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    Re: Ratnik combat gear

    Post  flamming_python on Fri Sep 04, 2015 2:18 am

    The era of mismatching Russian camos in each and every pic is well and truly over.

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    Re: Ratnik combat gear

    Post  VladimirSahin on Fri Sep 04, 2015 2:40 am

    flamming_python wrote:The era of mismatching Russian camos in each and every pic is well and truly over.

    I cry every time Sad

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    Re: Ratnik combat gear

    Post  OminousSpudd on Fri Sep 04, 2015 2:52 am

    Soooooo... Is that Ratnik? Very Happy

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    Re: Ratnik combat gear

    Post  par far on Fri Sep 04, 2015 4:52 pm

    zg18 wrote:Rostov , Southern military command



    Why does rifles that the soldiers have, have no optics? I am just curious because most the west countries will have that for thier soldiers.

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    Post  zg18 on Fri Sep 04, 2015 5:00 pm

    par far wrote:Why does rifles that the soldiers have, have no optics? I am just curious because most the west countries will have that for thier soldiers.

    Is that necessary for conscripts? I mean these are not professional soldiers.


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    Re: Ratnik combat gear

    Post  ult on Fri Sep 04, 2015 7:53 pm

    They have optics. They are in the armory. It's a standard practice. Usually officers are shit scared to give soldiers an expensive equipment unless it's an actual combat mission, because if it's damaged or lost they will personally be held responsible. And considering that optics cost a fortune, like 1PN93 for example, they rarely see the light of day. It's an outdated practice, sure. But still. We should be happy that everyone is in VKPO and not in "сменка" - the old, spare uniform that they wear to not damage a new one.

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    par far wrote:Why does rifles that the soldiers have, have no optics? I am just curious because most the west countries will have that for thier soldiers.

    Is that necessary for conscripts? I mean these are not professional soldiers.


    You are wrong. Those are not conscripts. There are no conscripts on the Russian - Ukrainian border.

    Every brigade now has a battalion tactical group, which fully consists of professional soldiers and are always on high alert.

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    Post  Regular on Fri Sep 04, 2015 9:13 pm

    zg18 wrote:
    par far wrote:Why does rifles that the soldiers have, have no optics? I am just curious because most the west countries will have that for thier soldiers.

    Is that necessary for conscripts? I mean these are not professional soldiers.

    Suspect Seriously? Wait till AK-12 will hit the streets, You wont see soldier without optics.
    By the way, them covers give jew look to helmets. Shit looks good, I hope quality is dead on.

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    Post  Regular on Fri Sep 04, 2015 9:16 pm

    flamming_python wrote:The era of mismatching Russian camos in each and every pic is well and truly over.
    Well You guys still have special forces. Damn sometimes special operations look like amateur airsoft games, ISAF and RED OPFOR uniforms in one team.

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    Re: Ratnik combat gear

    Post  Ivan the Colorado on Fri Sep 04, 2015 10:16 pm

    Regular wrote:
    flamming_python wrote:The era of mismatching Russian camos in each and every pic is well and truly over.
    Well You guys still have special forces. Damn sometimes special operations look like amateur airsoft games, ISAF and RED OPFOR uniforms in one team.
    Largely depends on the units in the special op. Like the FSB/MVD and other internal units working mostly in Dagestan definitely look like amateur airsofters. The ones in military (GRU, SSO, etc.) look much more organized and uniform as seen when military spetsnaz were busy evicting Ukrainian troops from Crimea.

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    Post  flamming_python on Sat Sep 05, 2015 12:13 am

    ult wrote:They have optics. They are in the armory. It's a standard practice. Usually officers are shit scared to give soldiers an expensive equipment unless it's an actual combat mission, because if it's damaged or lost they will personally be held responsible. And considering that optics cost a fortune, like 1PN93 for example, they rarely see the light of day. It's an outdated practice, sure. But still. We should be happy that everyone is in VKPO and not in "сменка" - the old, spare uniform that they wear to not damage a new one.

    This.

    Most officers in the Russian military exist only to serve their own ass.

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    Re: Ratnik combat gear

    Post  magnumcromagnon on Sat Sep 05, 2015 12:47 am

    flamming_python wrote:
    ult wrote:They have optics. They are in the armory. It's a standard practice. Usually officers are shit scared to give soldiers an expensive equipment unless it's an actual combat mission, because if it's damaged or lost they will personally be held responsible. And considering that optics cost a fortune, like 1PN93 for example, they rarely see the light of day. It's an outdated practice, sure. But still. We should be happy that everyone is in VKPO and not in "сменка" - the old, spare uniform that they wear to not damage a new one.

    This.

    Most officers in the Russian military exist only to serve their own ass.

    But isn't that true for 'careers' in general?

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    Re: Ratnik combat gear

    Post  par far on Sat Sep 05, 2015 6:10 am

    Regular wrote:
    zg18 wrote:
    par far wrote:Why does rifles that the soldiers have, have no optics? I am just curious because most the west countries will have that for thier soldiers.

    Is that necessary for conscripts? I mean these are not professional soldiers.

    Suspect Seriously? Wait till AK-12 will hit the streets, You wont see soldier without optics.
    By the way, them covers give jew look to helmets. Shit looks good, I hope quality is dead on.


    Their quality is dead on, I have read articles and I have seen videos, comparing them against all the most modern equipment from around the world and the Russian stuff was head and shoulders above everything.

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    Post  par far on Sat Sep 05, 2015 6:12 am

    magnumcromagnon wrote:
    flamming_python wrote:
    ult wrote:They have optics. They are in the armory. It's a standard practice. Usually officers are shit scared to give soldiers an expensive equipment unless it's an actual combat mission, because if it's damaged or lost they will personally be held responsible. And considering that optics cost a fortune, like 1PN93 for example, they rarely see the light of day. It's an outdated practice, sure. But still. We should be happy that everyone is in VKPO and not in "сменка" - the old, spare uniform that they wear to not damage a new one.

    This.

    Most officers in the Russian military exist only to serve their own ass.

    But isn't that true for 'careers' in general?

    It true for all careers, I just wish I had followed this advice.

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    Re: Ratnik combat gear

    Post  George1 on Wed Sep 09, 2015 11:52 pm

    Russian troops to receive 71,000 'soldier of the future' combat outfits by year-end


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