TSNIITOCHMASH: Share of Russian Components in “Ratnik” is More Than 95%
The share of Russian components in the outfit of “future soldier” “Ratnik” is more than 95%, TSNIITOCHMASH CEO Dmitry Semizorov said to TASS.
“In gear “Ratnik” more than 95% of all the elements are designed and manufactured by Russian enterprises. Imported components are mainly presented in the control and communication system,” said Semizorov.
According to him, the supply of individual items of equipment to the troops has already begun, and the next year it will be supplied kits already in full volume. Earlier this week it was announced that in the spring of 2015 Army will begin testing of all elements of the “Ratnik”, including AK-12 and AEK-971 rifles.
Experimental operation of “Ratnik”, according to a member of the board of the Military-Industrial Commission Oleg Martyanov will go over 2015, and after its completion it will be determined the number and series of deliveries of equipment to the troops.