KUBINKA (Russia), (Sputnik) – Frequently referred to as a "future soldier gear," the Ratnik system is designed to improve the connectivity and combat effectiveness of combat personnel in the Russian Armed Force. The gear comprises over 50 pieces of equipment, including firearms, body armor, optical, communication and navigation devices, as well as life support and power supply systems.
"I think by 2025," Romanyuta said Friday when asked about the date of Ratnik-3 being supplied to the armed forces.
The gear system has been actively used in Syria by marines who are defending the Hmeymim base and by the military police units and fighters of the Special Operations Forces.
A Russian contractor who recently returned from a mission in Syria told Sputnik in a comment that the composite ceramic plates of the new bulletproof vest managed to save many lives.