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    Russian Army to Receive First 50,000 Sets of 'Future Soldier' Gear in 2015

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    The Russian defense industry has completed the development of 'future soldier' gear, and the armed forces will receive first 50,000 sets in 2015 and the same number in 2016, a senior defense industry official said Tuesday.

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    KAZAN (Sputnik) — The gear, dubbed Ratnik, comprises more than 40 components, including firearms, body armor, and optical, communication and navigation devices, as well as life support and power supply systems.

    "The current state defense order envisions delivery of 50,000 sets in 2015. This work will continue next year, and the army will receive the same number of Ratnik sets in 2016," said Oleg Bochkarev, deputy chairman of the Collegiate of Russia's Military-Industrial Commission.

    A man demonstrates the new gear of a Russian serviceman designed by Tsniitochmash
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    A man demonstrates the new gear of a Russian serviceman designed by Tsniitochmash


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