Russia: Stunt performer walks through flames to test cutting edge Ratnik combat suit

The latest Ratnik combat suit for soldiers was put through its paces on Tuesday, as a stunt performer went through fire and fury but stayed intact at the TSNIITOCHMASH test range in Podolsk. Stunt performer Viktoria Kolesnikova, described the experience as «a very spectacular sight» and added «I feel comfortable, everything is fine, the suit is very protective.» According to Sergei Titov, Head... Еще of Equipment Department in the Research Institute TSNIITOCHMASH, the suit is made from «aramid material,» which «stops shrapnel and non-flammable.» The suit, which is joint development between Rostec Corporation and the TSNIITOCHMASH Research Institute, is expected to go into service in 2020.

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