AK-12 to Join “Soldier of Future” Gear
The combat gear of “the soldier of future” “Ratnik” will receive the rifle AK-12 by the concern “Kalashnikov”. It was ahead of his rival – AEK-971 produced by the Degtyarev plant, Deputy Defense Minister Yuri Borisov said on Saturday.
“It is clear – this is the rifle of “Izhmash”. It won by the parity “price-quality,” Borisov said in the program “General Staff” on radio RSN.
The outfit “Ratnik” is designed to ensure the effective protection of soldiers from various damaging factors on the battlefield. The scope of “Ratnik” includes about 50 different items, including small arms, aiming system, protection, electronic means of communication, navigation and targeting.