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    Post  GarryB on Sun Dec 13, 2020 2:15 am

    The next set they are working on is Ratnik 3 or it has some other name now, but it is very good that they are looking at the complete set of soldiers gear and a system rather than individual pieces.

    This simplifies things because sometimes items can be combined into multifunctional devices that mean you don't need to carry three things to do three things you can carry one...

    The did mention in one report that Ratnik 3 was going to include a new range of firearms that use new principles... which sounds intriguing...
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    Post  magnumcromagnon on Thu Jan 14, 2021 4:01 pm

    To replace the "Ratnik" outfit: in Russia, heavy-duty polyethylene has been created, which is applicable in body armor
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    In Russia, a special super-lightweight and super-strong material has been developed. It is planned to make it the basis of promising means of protection against bullets and shrapnel for military personnel.

    We are talking about the so-called ultramolecular polyethylene, the plates of which will become the basis of the body armor. The material is lighter not only than metal, but also Kevlar-based organoplastic used in the creation of American body armor. At least that's what they write in the departmental publication Krasnaya Zvezda.

    It is indicated that the latest Russian material is able to withstand a direct hit of small arms ammunition weapons or a fragment moving at a speed of up to 670 m / s. This is significantly higher than the indicators of the mentioned American organoplastic (its limit is 480 m / s), as well as the Israeli material, designated as UD (up to 630 m / s).

    The Russian supermolecular polyethylene is planned to be used in the creation of body armor, which will replace the set of military uniforms (equipment) "Ratnik".

    According to the latest information, the new material is named "Super Thread". The first bulletproof vests, which are being tested, have already been produced on the basis of Supernity. Taking into account these tests, a conclusion will be made about the optimal thickness of the plates from the new version of polyethylene for various protection options.

    It is especially emphasized that the new body armor can become the basis of protection for the marines, as the feature of the "Supernity" is also in the fact that the material is able to stay on the surface of the water.

    With the active introduction of body armor based on such material, the load (by weight) on the fighters during combat (combat training) operations can be significantly reduced, which means the fighter saves energy, and therefore the ability to maintain combat effectiveness longer.

    https://en.topwar.ru/178986-na-smenu-jekipirovke-ratnik-v-rossii-sozdan-sverhprochnyj-polijetilen-primenimyj-v-bronezhiletah.html

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    Post  kvs on Thu Jan 14, 2021 5:32 pm

    The key is that it is not a solid plate but a threaded material. Combined with the properties of the plastic the claimed strength
    figures are fully realistic.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ultra-high-molecular-weight_polyethylene

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