The Russian Advanced Research Projects Foundation and the Saratov State University have created a joint Special-Purpose Materials Laboratory and are working on developing advanced materials for combat equipment.
Russian line troops have already been issued the first equipment from the “soldier of the future” complex – the Ratnik (Warrior), which is composed of many elements, including modern fabrics and lightweight composite protective devices. However, as RIR learned from the Advanced Research Projects Foundation, the existing equipment complex does not guarantee the required level of safety and comfort for a soldier, so it is necessary to create fundamentally new means of protection and life-support.
One of the technological bases for the new materials is the principle of obtaining ultrafine fibers using electrospinning. Using this technology, it is possible to obtain superfine synthetic fibrous material with unique protective properties.