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    Russia’s Next-Generation Combat Kit May Enter South African Market

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    Russia’s Central Research Institute of Precision Machine Building (TsNIITochMash) manufacturing military production plans to enter the market of South Africa as well as that of Latin America, with its Ratnik-2, a future-soldier gear system, the institute’s chief executive Dmitry Semizorov told Sputnik on Saturday.

    KUBINKA (Sputnik) – The South African delegation participated in the Army-2016 forum, which kicked off on Tuesday and is due to last through Sunday in the military-themed Patriot Park in Kubinka near Moscow and in a number of locations in Russia's military districts.

    "The South African delegation displayed interest to the second generation Ratnik uniform kit as it successfully passed the tests and field exploitation. The interest was shown both to the whole system as well as to some of its elements," Semizorov said.

    He added that in September TsNIITochMash would take part in the Africa Aerospace and Defense 2016 exhibition, in which representatives from Latin American countries will take part.

    "We are going to cover that region there for the popularization of our brand and our main products," Semizorov noted.

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