The latest version of the Ratnik will leave all existing foreign counterparts behind when it comes to body armor, range of target acquisition, and fire efficiency, the Ground Forces Commander, Gen. Col. Oleg Salyukov, told the Krasnaya Zvezda newspaper.
While weighing 2.5 kilograms less than its best foreign analogues, the Ratnik combat gear ensures 1.3 times better protection for soldiers,” Oleg Salyukov said.
Oleg Salyukov said that the Ratnik outfit will also feature mini- and micro-robotic systems and drones to provide better battlefield reconnaissance for motorized-infantry units fighting on the ground. Exoskeletons will be used to enhance the soldiers’ physical prowess.
According to Oleg Salyukov, an electronic module, capable of operating both alone and as part of an operations control system is already available to ensure real-time control over the soldiers’ physiological state in combat situations.