According to the press service of the Ministry of Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation, about 600 people will present the Ratnik combat systems designed for the Russian Armed Forces with combined-arms protective helmets. Russian President Vladimir Putin will take the salute personally, Joinfo.ua reports.
The Ratnik system was developed by the Central Research Institute of Precision Engineering of the Rostec State Corporation. The set includes 50 different items, including small arms, sighting and protection systems, electronic means of communication and navigation, and weapon directors. The soldiers received the first prototypes of the new combat equipment in January this year.
A total 16,000 people including more than a thousand foreign troops, about 200 armored vehicles, and 150 aircraft and helicopters of Russian Air Force will take part in the parade.