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    Re: Ratnik combat gear

    Post  George1 on Sun Feb 22, 2015 3:42 pm

    Russia to Unveil Export Version of 'Future Soldier' Gear

    Russia will unveil an export version of the cutting-edge Ratnik combat gear at the IDEX-2015 exhibition in Abu Dhabi on February 22.

    "We brought more than 730 items of military equipment, including the export version of the Russian soldiers' combat gear. Our regional partners are highly interested in them. This will be a world premiere," Sergey Chemezov, CEO of Rostec Corporation, told RIA Novosti.

    The Ratnik gear can be tailored to the needs of any client, including foreign customers, according to Rostec.

    The gear, dubbed Ratnik, comprises more than 60 components, including firearms, body armor, communication and navigation devices, as well as life support. The equipment can be used by regular infantry, rocket launcher operators, machine gunners, drivers and scouts.

    In November it was reported that Russian army would receive next gen Ratnik war gear by the end of 2015.

    Read more: http://sputniknews.com/military/20150221/1018571634.html#ixzz3SU7nbTdS
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    Re: Ratnik combat gear

    Post  George1 on Thu Mar 19, 2015 1:19 pm

    Russia's Advanced Combat Gear to Be Equipped With Drone Connectible Kit

    Russia's state-of-the-art Ratnik (Warrior) infantry combat outfit will be equipped with a special kit to help soldiers connect to drones in order to obtain intelligence data.

    Russian soldiers will use new generation Ratnik combat gear in order to get in touch with unmanned aerial vehicles, among other tasks, media reports said.

    Developed by Russia's United Instrument Corporation, the kit consists of communications, data transmission and navigation means; the goal is to turn servicemen into part of a single combat system that may be controlled in automatic mode.

    The kit's "smart" element adds significantly to better tactical communication between soldiers, according to Sergei Skokov, United Instrument Corporation's general director.

    The corporation's chief designer Tatyana Ositskaya said, for her part, that in addition, the kit's high level of the automation will help speed up decision-making during combat engagements.

    "For example, the task of target-pointing is achieved within 30 seconds. This includes the time in which the target is detected and the transfer of the coordinates for the destruction of this target," Ositskaya said.

    In January 2015, it was reported that the first serial batch of Ratnik combat gear will be supplied to the Russian Armed Forces between March and April 2015.

    The development of the Ratnik combat outfit began in the early 2000s, with the first prototype presented at the MAKS air show in 2011.

    The equipment includes a new generation field uniform, protection means, firearms, sighting systems, as well as communication, navigation and combat control systems. Additionally, it includes backpacks, insulation material and camouflage capes.

    October 2014 saw the signing of a three-year contract for the supply of Ratnik combat gear to the Russian army.

    Read more: http://sputniknews.com/russia/20150319/1019713700.html#ixzz3Upirf2Um
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    Re: Ratnik combat gear

    Post  Zivo on Fri Apr 10, 2015 2:53 am

    Foreign experts have recognized the Russian broneshlem best in the world

    Machine translated:

    Experts testing center DuPont, one of the most respected in the world, recognized by Russian lightweight broneshlem 6B47 best in the world. This was stated by Director General of the center of high-strength materials "Reinforced Composites" (Armokom) Eugene Kharchenko.

    "After the state tests 6B47 I personally went to the test center, located in Geneva. There, our helmet tested "in full", and the Swiss unanimously agreed: this is the best of the light helmets, which they held in their hands. And informs the conclusion" quoted Kharchenko newspaper "Military-Industrial Courier" .

    Helmet, which is provided with equipment "Warrior" is a three-layer structure - outside and inside the composite shell, and in the middle - discrete-fabric material. Thanks to the practical every bullet as it "takes" and lies on its side, almost 90 degrees. 6B47 weight in this case is only one kilo.

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    Foreign experts have recognized the Russian broneshlem best in the world

    Post  Werewolf on Fri Apr 10, 2015 3:22 am

    Russian lightweight broneshlem 6B47

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    Post  Zivo on Tue Apr 21, 2015 3:29 am

    Range time with the PKM ammo backpack. The backpacks seem to be making their way around. I wonder if this system will become commonplace in the near future?





    ^^^ White hot barrel @ 1:20

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    Re: Ratnik combat gear

    Post  GarryB on Wed Apr 22, 2015 12:42 pm

    More likely for short period special forces operations as during longer ops the back pack will be full of other stuff.

    Still a neat idea...


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    Post  Cpt Caz on Sun May 03, 2015 6:35 am

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    Post  Zivo on Sun May 03, 2015 6:46 am

    Cpt Caz wrote:

    I like the video, and it's in english.
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    Re: Ratnik combat gear

    Post  Cyberspec on Sun May 10, 2015 12:48 pm

    Ratnik eqipped troops in Blagoveshchensk (near Chinese border)....so not only in Moscow

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    Post  Neutrality on Sun May 10, 2015 1:37 pm

    Cyberspec wrote:Ratnik eqipped troops in Blagoveshchensk (near Chinese border)....so not only in Moscow


    Too bad they didn't get the AK12 in time. Other than that it looks great.

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    Post  Guest on Sun May 10, 2015 10:30 pm

    Neutrality wrote:
    Cyberspec wrote:Ratnik eqipped troops in Blagoveshchensk (near Chinese border)....so not only in Moscow


    Too bad they didn't get the AK12 in time. Other than that it looks great.
    I still like the look of the AK-74M rifle over the AK-12 despite the numerous advantage offered by the new rifle.

    You can see that Russian troop equipment has improved by leaps and bounds from as early back as the 888 war. Quite a jump in to make in 6 years when a good portion of the equipment that they are carrying now was first seen in large numbers during the liberation of Krim. No doubt about it that the Russian army will become one of the best equipped over the coming years. russia
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    Re: Ratnik combat gear

    Post  Neutrality on Sun May 10, 2015 11:06 pm

    Ivan the Colorado wrote:
    You can see that Russian troop equipment has improved by leaps and bounds from as early back as the 888 war. Quite a jump in to make in 6 years when a good portion of the equipment that they are carrying now was first seen in large numbers during the liberation of Krim. No doubt about it that the Russian army will become one of the best equipped over the coming years. russia

    If it came down purely to aesthetics I'd pick the Saiga MK 107. Hands down the most beautiful rifle I've seen so far.

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    Re: Ratnik combat gear

    Post  GarryB on Mon May 11, 2015 11:52 am

    I think on the AK12 thread there is footage of the MK-107 being fired full auto with no perceptible muzzle climb... a nice rifle indeed.


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    Post  franco on Sat May 23, 2015 4:03 pm

    First production batch sent to the Army. Expect 50,000 per year for the next 3 years.

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    Re: Ratnik combat gear

    Post  GunshipDemocracy on Wed May 27, 2015 1:59 am

    50,000 Ratniks this year and 50,000 Ratniks in 2016.

    Nice to know how many with AEK rifles.


    http://ria.ru/defense_safety/20150526/1066585945.html
    KAZAN, May 26 - RIA Novosti. The Russian armed forces in 2016 will have, as in this year, 50 thousand sets of combat equipment "Warrior", told RIA Novosti on Tuesday the deputy chairman of the board of the Military-Industrial Commission of the Russian Federation Oleg Bochkarev.

    "The planned acquisition of state defense order in 2015, 50 thousand sets. And in 2016, of course, this work (for the supply of equipment to the troops) continue - will be delivered 50 thousand. In 2016, too, will be delivered in the Armed Forces 50 thousand sets of" - Bochkarev said on the sidelines of Tatarstan held in the Fourth Conference "Information technology in the service of the military-industrial complex."
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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

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

    In other words ASVK and KSVK.

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    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.


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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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    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.



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

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