Russian Armed Forces to Receive 50,000 Advanced Ratnik Combat Kits in 2017

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A soldier in 'Ratnik' modern military garment - Sputnik International
The Russian Armed Forces will receive 50,000 sets of the second generation Ratnik uniform kit in 2017, Col. Gen. Oleg Salyukov, commander-in-chief of Russia's Land Force said Thursday.

A soldier demonstrates the Ratnik Soldier Combat Equipment Set during a military exercise at Alabino range, Moscow Region. File photo - Sputnik International
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ROSTOV-ON-DON (Russia) (Sputnik) — He added that the kits would be purchased for the servicemen of the Land Force, Airborne Force and the Navy's marines.

"In 2017, Russia's Armed Forces are planning to purchase 50,000 sets of the second generation Ratnik uniform kits," Salyukov said.

Russia's advanced uniform kit, dubbed Ratnik, includes dozens pieces of equipment, comprising firearms, body armor, optical, communication and navigation devices, as well as life support and power supply systems. Russia's troops have been receiving the gear sets since 2016.

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