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Russian military equipment sets Ratnik, nicknamed “future soldier uniforms,” performed well in recent tests, paving the way for their implementation, a senior army official said on Saturday.
Ratnik (“Warrior”) comprises more than 40 components, including firearms, body armor, optic, communication and navigation devices, life support and power supply systems and even knee and elbow pads, said the commander of the Ground Forces, Vladimir Chirkin.




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The Russian Army is testing a future high-tech soldier equipment system and plans to stage exercises with the equipment as part of state trials, Defense Ministry ground forces spokesman Lt. Col. Nikolai Donyushkin said on Wednesday.
"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," he said.
The equipment, being tested by the 27th motor rifle brigade at the Alabino firing range near Moscow, contains around 40 different elements, Donyushkin said.
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Russia may develop a domestic version of 'future soldier' gear in the next three years, a high-ranking defense industry official said on Thursday.
“I think that an [Russian-made] infantry soldier system will appear in the next three years,” said Yury Borisov, first deputy chair of the Russian Military-Industrial Commission. “I believe that Russian arms makers are quite capable of creating ‘future soldier gear’ which can compete with any similar equipment in service with other armed forces around the world.”
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Russia is holding talks with France on the purchase of Felin advanced "future soldier" equipment, which includes new combat clothing with body armor and a new ballistic helmet, weapons, and a portable computer.
"We will take several Felin sets, we are currently in talks with our French partners," First Deputy Defense Minister Vladimir Popovkin said on Thursday.
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Gen. Pavel Grachev dies at age 64

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September 23, 2012
MOSCOW (AP) — Gen. Pavel Grachev, a former Russian defense minister who led troops into Chechnya in the 1990s, died here on Sunday. He was 64.
He died in a hospital after being admitted on Sept. 12 in serious condition, the Russian government said. No cause of death was given.

General Grachev, who had served under President Boris N. Yeltsin from 1992 until 1996, is perhaps best remembered for promising in 1994 to crush Chechen separatist rebels “in a couple of hours with a single regiment of paratroopers.” The war instead stretched on for more than two years, with thousands of soldiers and tens of thousands of civilians killed, and ended with the Kremlin forced to sign a peace treaty.

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Apparently he died from encephalomeningitis
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BrahMos to Test Submarine-Launch Missile by Year-End

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BrahMos, the Russian-Indian supersonic cruise missile joint venture, is to test-fire their anti-ship missile from a submarine platform by year-end, the venture's Russian partner NPO Mashninostroyenie said Friday.

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India Approves $1.5-Bln Russian Missile Buy

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The Indian government approved a $1.5-billion deal to buy 200 air-launched variants of the Russian-Indian BrahMos supersonic cruise missile and 10,000 Russian-made Invar anti-tank missiles.


The Deccan Herald Indian daily reported the approval for the deal was made on Thursday.
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The law defines the Fund’s legal status, its powers and functions. The Fund’s main purpose is to facilitate scientific research and development in the interest of national defence and security.

The Fund’s main functions are to develop scientific visions of potential threats of critical importance for national defence and security, set the main directions of scientific research and development in high-risk areas in order to achieve qualitatively new results in producing high-tech military, special, and dual-purpose goods, organise the search for innovative scientific and technical ideas and design and technology solutions in the designated areas and contract their development, bring these ideas to project level, and finance the relevant measures and projects

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Pantsir-S1

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“Pantsir-S1 (Russian: Панцирь-С1, NATO reporting name SA-22 Greyhound) is a combined short to medium range surface-to-air missile and anti-aircraft artillery weapon system produced by KBP of Tula, Russia. The system is a further development of SA-19/SA-N-11 and represents the latest air defence technology by using phased-array radars for both target acquisition and tracking.


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Video of BMD-4M

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The fourth-generation modernized airborne fighting vehicle, BMD-4M, passed its tests at a proving ground in Kurgan. Watch this armed vehicle speed, hug the ground and swim in this RIA Novosti video.

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Russia signs $3bn arms deals with India

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Russia will sell India military helicopters and military equipment worth about $3bn under a new agreement as bilateral trade might double to $20 by 2015.


*Russian President Vladimir Putin and India’s PM Manmohan Singh signed a number of arms deals during Putin’s visit to Delhi, which include the supply of 71 military helicopters for $1.3bn and kits to assemble 42 Sukhoi jet fighters for a further $1.6bn.


India is currently the world's largest arms importer, and one of Russia's top clients for arms sales as Russian-made military equipment accounts for 70% of Indian weaponry.

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