The Central Scientific Research Institute of Precision Engineering (TsNIITochMash) of the Rostec State Corporation has supplied almost 300,000 Ratnik combat equipment to Russian troops in eight years.
The main feature of the Ratnik (Warrior) is the ability to adapt the kit to the physical characteristics of the serviceman and the combat missions performed. In addition to the basic configuration, a commander’s version, kits for snipers, machine gunners, and crews of combat vehicles have been developed.
“Ratnik is an advanced equipment that allows you to successfully perform a wide range of tasks on the battlefield. It combines more than 60 elements: weapons, sights, personal protective equipment, sets of autonomous heat sources, communication equipment and active hearing protection systems. Today, military specialists are developing tactical and technical requirements for the outfit of the soldier of the future – a fundamentally new Sotnik set. We expect to receive the terms of reference for its development already in 2021,” said Bekkhan Ozdoev, industrial director of Rostec State Corporation.
Ratnik, developed by TsNIITochMash, has passed a full range of military tests, which showed the demand for equipment and the accuracy of the technical solutions used. After the completion of the tests, experimental batches were sent to the troops, and in 2015, the annual serial deliveries of new equipment began. In 2020, the production and delivery of combat kits ended ahead of schedule.