Russia receiving requests for export of Ratnik infantry combat system’s elements 51708163

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Russia receiving requests for export of Ratnik infantry combat system’s elements
Russia has received several requests for the export of individual elements of the second-generation Ratnik infantry combat system, Dmitry Semizorov, director general, Central Research Institute of Precise Machinebuilding (TsNIITochmash), has told TASS in an interview.
     
     
"As we said, many countries have been keen on our combat system. there have been requests for its individual elements, because the Ratnik as a whole is a very big system," he said.

In 2014, Rosoboronexport announced its intention to export the Ratnik’s elements. TsNIITochmash’s director general told TASS in 2015 that Iraq, Pakistan and Kuwait had displayed interest in the combat system showcased by the institute at the IDEX 2015 arms show. At the time, Semizorov clarified that he meant an export variant of the infantryman’s combat gear, rather than the Ratnik proper.

The Ratnik is a system of advanced protective and communication equipment, weapons and ammunition. It comprises around 40 protective and life support elements, such as bulletproof helmets and body armor, waterproof overalls and hearing, eye, elbow and knee protections among other things. In addition, the Ratnik includes a self-contained heater, a backpack, an individual water filter, a gas mask and a medical kit.
     
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