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    Re: Ratnik combat gear

    Post  Mike E on Mon Aug 18, 2014 12:36 am

    GarryB wrote:Last report I heard they were going to start introducing it in October this year.

    ie not field tests, but operational deployment.

    I would suspect certain units who were field testing it are likely using it now as standard.
    Great to hear! cheers 

    Even better...

    Isn't it funny that Russian troops will have Ratnik before many US troops will have their equivalent? - People see the US as a leader in that kind of thing... Anyway, do you know what kind of troops will be equipped with Ratnik or no? (VDV or what areas etc)
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    Re: Ratnik combat gear

    Post  George1 on Wed Oct 01, 2014 5:55 am

    Russia to Start Field Tests of ‘Future Soldier’ Gear in December

    MOSCOW, October 1 (RIA Novosti) - Field testing of cutting-edge combat gear for Russian soldiers will begin in December, Commander-in-Chief of the Russian Land Force, Col. Gen. Oleg Salyukov, said Wednesday.

    “The Ratnik combat kit is currently undergoing the final stage of state trials. In December, field tests will begin in units of the Ground Forces, the Airborne Forces and the Marine Infantry of the Navy,” he said.

    The Ratnik (Warrior) set 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.

    Other nations have similar futuristic combat kits, including the US Land Warrior, Germany's IdZ, Britain's FIST, Spain's ComFut, Switzerland’s IMESS and France's FELIN.

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    Re: Ratnik combat gear

    Post  partizan on Wed Oct 01, 2014 7:33 am

    What is the price of one set?
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    Re: Ratnik combat gear

    Post  GarryB on Thu Oct 02, 2014 8:25 am

    $55.26 without rifle and ammunition.


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    Re: Ratnik combat gear

    Post  NationalRus on Fri Oct 03, 2014 6:56 am

    lol so the overblown AK-12 has been scraped lol1

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    Re: Ratnik combat gear

    Post  partizan on Fri Oct 03, 2014 7:05 am

    GarryB wrote:$55.26 without rifle and ammunition.
    Am I missing something? Only 55 dollars? Anyway, thanks.

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    Re: Ratnik combat gear

    Post  Asf on Fri Oct 03, 2014 7:11 am

    55$? New "VKBO" field uniform costs more...
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    Re: Ratnik combat gear

    Post  NationalRus on Fri Oct 03, 2014 7:31 am

    the whole set would be close to 15.000$ (im guessing to lazy too look up)

    a military bodyarmour already costs 2.000$ + 400$ for helmet + military nightvision another 4.000$+ thats already 6k+ for the basic stuff, and communication equipment etc. comes too....

    so ~15.000-25.000$

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    Re: Ratnik combat gear

    Post  Asf on Thu Oct 23, 2014 1:00 pm

    click

    - 'Ratnik' contract is signed.
    - It will take three years to complete it.
    - First 'ratniks' will be shipped in this year.
    - There will be shown an export version of 'Ratnik' in 2015 in Abu-Dhabi
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    Re: Ratnik combat gear

    Post  Viktor on Thu Oct 23, 2014 7:10 pm

    Excellent ... I guess Ratnik kit tests passed on successfully ... Very Happy

    Another major job done russia

    Signed a three-year contract for the supply of military equipment "Warrior"

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    Re: Ratnik combat gear

    Post  Asf on Fri Oct 24, 2014 5:49 am


    military equipment "Warrior"

     'Man-at-Arms' would be a more correct translation of 'Ratnik'  Very Happy

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    Re: Ratnik combat gear

    Post  Vann7 on Fri Oct 24, 2014 6:20 am



    There is report of a new Ratnik armor... a second generation one.. whats is different now?
    Are there pictures of Ratnik2?

    Also what happened to the AK-12? Did the army dropped it and will go for another? which one?
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    'Ratnik' contract is signed.

    Post  GarryB on Fri Oct 24, 2014 9:36 am

    Nice.

    I am sure there will be problems and parts of the system that don't work properly, but it is a huge step in the right direction and hopefully things will be improved over time.

    I read somewhere that the early Ratnik was 36kgs and that the one being issued is 24kgs so that is a huge improvement on its own.


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    Re: Ratnik combat gear

    Post  George1 on Tue Nov 04, 2014 7:56 pm

    Next Generation Ratnik Soldier Equipment to be Adopted Into Service by 2015: Arms Company
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    Re: Ratnik combat gear

    Post  GarryB on Wed Nov 05, 2014 4:39 am

    Interesting... the title suggests that the system will start to be adopted in 2015, but the article says it will start now and therefore be finished by the end of next year (2015)... is that possible?

    Or is it a translation error?

    Or am I interpreting it wrong?

    Any Russian speaker seen the original Russian language version?


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    Re: Ratnik combat gear

    Post  Werewolf on Wed Nov 05, 2014 5:06 am

    I think it means it will start to come into service in last quartal of 2015 and not be finished in 2015.
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    Re: Ratnik combat gear

    Post  GarryB on Wed Nov 05, 2014 5:13 am

    That is what I thought but it says:

    The next generation Ratnik military gear will be adopted into service by the Russian Army by the end of 2015,

    In other words it will be in service by the end of 2015 which I first interpreted as meaning it will start entering service at the end of 2015, but then it says:

    "The first delivery of the Ratnik war gear is expected this year and it will be instantly adopted into service," Semizorov announced.

    So it will enter service this year and will be "in service" by the end of 2015.

    I take that to mean it starts entering service now and will be widely deployed by the end of 2015.



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    Re: Ratnik combat gear

    Post  Viktor on Wed Nov 05, 2014 8:44 pm

    Russia will produce 50 000 Ratnik sets annually starting 2015 thumbsup

    Russia’s Defense Ministry plans to start procurements of equipment sets “Ratnik” from this October
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    Post  Cyberspec on Wed Nov 05, 2014 9:30 pm

    Reconaisance units have already begun to receive the Ratnik gear according to this

    military intelligence officers began to receive modern combat gear "Ratnik"
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    Re: Ratnik combat gear

    Post  George1 on Tue Dec 23, 2014 8:39 pm

    Russia’s Defense Ministry Preparing to Announce Decision on Adopting “Ratnik” Suit

    Interagency working group on evaluation of “equipment of the future” “Ratnik” on Tuesday, December 23 will summarize the work, the board member of the Military-Industrial Commission (MIC) Oleg Martianov told.

    “It is expected that tomorrow (December 23), the Ministry of Defense will announce its decision on adopting “Ratnik” and its constituent elements,” O.Martyanov said on Monday.

    According to him, “tomorrow we will have a meeting of the interdepartmental working group of the laboratory concerning the equipment.”

    We will summarize the results of work on “Ratnik”. Tomorrow, we expect to hear a full report on this subject of the Ministry of Defense. We hope to hear from the military, what they decided concerning “Ratnik”, O.Martyanov said.

    The lead developer of equipment “Ratnik” is JSC “Central Research Institute of Precision Engineering” (TSNIITOCHMASH, Klimovsk, Moscow region). The composition of equipment “Ratnik” includes systems of lesions, protection, life support, energy, communications and data transmission.
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    Re: Ratnik combat gear

    Post  magnumcromagnon on Mon Dec 29, 2014 7:40 am

    Ratnik equipment being displayed, at around 6:12 of the video they show off that the gloves (and presumably the uniform itself) contains a significant amount of an excellent flame retardant, displaying excellent properties of protecting a soldier from fire:

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    Re: Ratnik combat gear

    Post  Viktor on Thu Jan 15, 2015 8:22 pm

    Nice thumbsup

    Serial deliveries "warrior" in troops will begin in the spring
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    Post  George1 on Fri Jan 16, 2015 1:33 am

    First Samples of “Equipment of Future” “Ratnik” Admitted in Armed Forces

    The first prototypes of Russian military equipment for the “future soldier” “Ratnik” entered the armed forces, board member of the Military-Industrial Commission Oleg Martianov said on Thursday to RIA Novosti.

    “Ratnik” combines modern firearms, effective protection kits, reconnaissance and communications, in total about ten different subsystems.

    “Some examples of equipment were already supplied to the troops,” Martianov said.

    He noted that in February it must pass a meeting of the interdepartmental commission on equipment, which must decide on its final shape. One of the main issues of discussion will be the inclusion in equipment of AK-12 and AEK-971. The first series of equipment can enter the army in the spring of this year.
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    Re: Ratnik combat gear

    Post  Kyo on Sat Jan 24, 2015 6:55 pm

    AK-12 will go into gear "soldier of the future," said Borisov
    24.01.2015

    Deputy Defense Minister Yuri Borisov said that in combat gear "future soldier" "Warrior" will be included automatic concern "Kalashnikov" AK-12.

    MOSCOW, January 24 - RIA Novosti. In combat gear "future soldier" "Warrior" will be included automatic concern "Kalashnikov" AK-12, it was ahead of its rival - AEK-971 production plant Degtyareva, said on Saturday, Deputy Defense Minister Yuri Borisov.

    "It is clear - this machine" Izhmash ". It went on a parity" price-quality "- Borisov said in the program" General Staff "on radio RSN.

    Outfit "Warrior" is designed to ensure the effective protection of soldiers from various damaging factors on the battlefield. The scope of "Warrior" includes about 50 different items, including small arms, aiming system, protection, electronic means of communication, navigation and targeting.

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    Re: Ratnik combat gear

    Post  Austin on Sun Feb 15, 2015 4:41 pm

    Nice Interview on Ratnik Program

    Set "Warrior" and other innovations equipment and small arms.

    Interview with Dmitry Semizorov Director General of FSUE "TSNIITOCHMASH"

    http://www.echo.msk.ru/programs/arsenal/1489248-echo

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