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    Russian Army to Be Fully Equipped With New Combat Kit by 2020

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    The Russian army will be fully equipped with new infantry gear by 2020, Russia’s Central Research Institute of Precision Machine Building told Sputnik on Wednesday.

    KLIMOVSK (Moscow region) (Sputnik) — The Russian army will be fully equipped with Russia's next-generation Ratnik-2 infantry gear by 2020, Russia’s Central Research Institute of Precision Machine Building told Sputnik on Wednesday.

    "By 2020, the Russian army will be fully equipped with Ratnik-2, by now the troops have received more than 200,000 kits," the institute’s chief executive Dmitry Semizorov said.

    Ratnik is an infantry combat system, developed as a "future soldier" concept. It includes dozens of pieces of equipment, comprising firearms, body armor, optical, communication and navigation devices, as well as life support and power supply systems.

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