Set of “Ratnik”: Rifle from Izhevsk or Kovrov?
The completion of works with the set of Russian military equipment “Ratnik” is expected only up to the end of 2014, Altair writes on December 7. It remains to choose the “rifle-grenade launcher”.
According to recent reports in the Russian media, research on military equipment of a soldier “Ratnik” should end in November. As said the deputy chairman of the Military-Industrial Commission Oleg Bochkarev, the research is continuing as planned, but not yet completed. He also said that in the next year it will be purchased a number of sets of “Ratnik”.
Individual combat kit of a soldier “Ratnik” is composed of 10 sub-systems, including personal body armor, intelligence, communications, and weapons. Russian soldier should get a new individual primary weapon – automatic rifle-grenade launcher. Weapons will be offered for the cartridges 5.45х39 and 7.62х39.