Russian Airborne Forces equipped Ratnik gear 80208173

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Russian Airborne Force will be equipped with the Ratnik combat gear before yearend
All servicemen of Russia’s Airborne Force will be provided with the Ratnik combat gear before the yearend, Airborne Force Commander Andrei Serdyukov said. "We are planning to provide all our soldiers and officers with the Ratnik combat system by the end of 2017," Serdyukov said in an interview with the Rossiyskaya Gazeta government daily.
     
All servicemen of Russia’s Airborne Force will be provided with the Ratnik combat gear before the yearend, Airborne Force Commander Andrei Serdyukov said. "We are planning to provide all our soldiers and officers with the Ratnik combat system by the end of 2017," Serdyukov said in an interview with the Rossiyskaya Gazeta government daily.
     
According to him, the Ryazan Airborne Military Academy and the local airborne regiment are conducting operational evaluation of the advanced combat gear. "This will allow adapting it to the Airborne Force’s requirements. We are interacting with the Defense Ministry’s Main Rocket, Missile and Artillery Directorate to equip our units with the Ratnik combat outfit on schedule," the commander said. The delivery of the second-generation Ratnik combat gear to the Army, Airborne Force and Marine Corps began in 2016. The system includes armor vests and helmets, small arms, sights and reconnaissance equipment.
     
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