MOSCOW (Sputnik) — The Russian army’s Ratnik uniform kit could be equipped with newly-developed Mukha unmanned armed vehicles (UAV), deputy head of Izhmash Unmanned Systems arms manufacturer said Friday.
"We have developed the Mukha unmanned complex… It is able to fly for 5 kilometers [about 3 miles] over a span of 40-45 minutes. The complex allows a soldier or a small unit to look around in 4-5 kilometers. The drone is carried in a special packing that can be equipped with Ratnik," Evgeny Zaitsev told RIA Novosti.
The Ratnik uniform kit includes dozens of components, including firearms, body armor, and optical, communication and navigation devices, as well as life support and power supply systems.
Izhmash Unmanned Systems is a Russian developer and manufacturer of UAVs. The company has developed Takhion UAV as well as a product line of Granat drones for the Russian Armed Forces.