Russian Army ‘Ratnik’ Project


The ‘Ratnik’ project is the Russian Army’s initiative to update equipment using PALS webbing and digital camouflage. The little green men in Crimea have been using this equipment, suggesting they are being supplied by Russian military logistics. The equipment is lightweight and supports various communication, navigation, and armor improvements over previous models.


Defense Russia. “Russian Army to Receive Innovated Gear in 2014.” October 22, 2013.

Indian Defense Forum. “Modern Infantry Equipment Updates.” “The Ratnik Future Soldier System.” October 21, 2013.

Mr. Battlefield Video. “Russian Army, ‘Ratnik’ Suit HD.” Youtube. March 22, 2013.

Nekhai, Oleg. “Russian Troops to Receive Innovative Battle Suit  ‘Ratnik’.”  July 12, 2013.

RiaNovosti. “Ratnik Combat Gear Testing.”

——. “Russian Military to Adopt ‘Future Soldier’ Gear in 2014.” October 20, 2013.

Vexed123. “Latest Russian High Tech Military Equipment for Infantry.” Youtube. December 7, 2012.


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