Russian Armed Forces tested new Future Soldier equipment Ratnik during Caucasus-2012 3003122
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|Sunday, September 30, 2012, 11:57 AM|
|Russian Armed Forces tested new Future Soldier equipment Ratnik during Caucasus-2012.|
The Russian Armed Forces were testing a high-tech equipment designed for future soldiers named Ratnik (Warrior), Russia 's Defense Ministry. A Russian "soldier of the future" would be equipped with devices to withstand unfriendly environments, weapons of mass destruction, non-lethal weapons and other items, ministry spokesman Nikolai Donyushkin said.
FELIN Future soldier equipment was presented at Moscow Air Show MAKS 2009.
"Soldiers have started intensive trials of elements of the equipment, including for riflemen, scouts, mechanic-drivers, as part of military trials exercises. We also intend to carry out unit trials based on these systems," Donyushkin told reporters here.