Experimental Testing of “Ratnik” Suit to Begin in Spring 2015
Experimental testing of all elements of equipment “Ratnik”, including AK-12 and AEK-971 riffles, will begin in spring 2015.
It was told to TASS by the board member of the Military-Industrial Commission (MIC) of the Russian Federation Oleg Martianov.
“Ratnik” is positioned as “a set of soldier of the future”. Earlier it was reported that a three-year contract with the Ministry of Defence has already been signed, and since 2015 the Army main shipments. At the beginning of next year at an exhibition in Abu Dhabi it will be demonstrated export version of the kit.
“We execute documents on the adoption of 54 samples of equipment in the “Ratnik” kit. For most of the samples the documents are furnished and the supplies to the troops are contracted. End of registration of this procedure is planned for February 2015,” Martianov said.