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Wednesday, February 8, 2023

Is the World Ready for Russia’s New Ratnik Future Soldier Combat System? | National Interest

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According to a top official, Russia’s ground forces would acquire a bevy of upgraded weapons and equipment. Earlier this week, the Russian Defense Ministry’s journal, Krasnaya Zvezda (Red Star), released an in-depth conversation with Russian Army Commander-in-Chief Army General Oleg Salyukov. Work on the next-generation Sotnik system, which will replace Ratnik, began in 2020, according to Salyukov. Sotnik, made of lightweight polyethylene fiber and a revolutionary armor plating technology, provides enough coverage to resist solid shots from.50 caliber bullets while allowing soldiers to move freely.

Source: https://nationalinterest.org/blog/buzz/world-ready-russia%E2%80%99s-new-ratnik-future-soldier-combat-system-194907

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