“Eight formations and military units of the Central Federal District deployed in the Novosibirsk and Sverdlovsk regions are now wearing a new uniform,” Deputy Defense Minister, Army General Dmitry Bulgakov said.
Modern fabrics and high technology have been used to work out new generation uniforms. “We want to make the uniform effective in any weather conditions. We took into account the different training level of servicemen and contract soldiers,” the deputy minister said.
“Today we have an energy-effective uniform, which possesses of exclusive protective particularities and assure comfort of servicemen in any weather conditions,” he said.
Any uniform has 19 articles and includes the summer uniform due to be used when the temperature is more than plus 15 degrees Celsius and the uniform, which withstands the temperature of minus 40 degrees Celsius. All articles of the uniform are made by domestic manufacturers in Russia in strict compliance with the Defense Ministry’s technical conditions.
Protective features of the uniform remain intact despite the humidity of air, the snow and the rain. The multilevel principle makes it possible to combine different articles of the uniform depending on the weather and the tasks that servicemen carry out.
Training seminars will take place in military units and formations. Special brochures will be prepared for officers, servicemen and contract soldiers to demonstrate them possible blocking of clothing. “The main purpose is to demonstrate the particularities of clothing articles depending on weather conditions and the level of physical activity,” Bulgakov said.
Unlike the previous uniform of 2010 it is expected that soldiers will wear it not for a year, but for three. Before dismissal soldiers have to return the uniform. It will be handled with the dry cleaners and then, if necessary, be given to a new owner.
BTK Group is a designer and producer of a new uniform. “The 100,000 dress clothing systems have been supplied to the Russian Defense Ministry this year. Clothing is made in strict compliance with the ministry’s technical conditions,” the company’s press service said.
BTK Group is Russia’s holding of light industry that is specialized with producing, making and realizing high tech clothing. The company produces the uniform for Aeroflot Russian Airlines, Rossiya Airlines, Russian Railways, Gazprom Gas Distribution and others. The Russian government instructed the company to be the unique clothing supplier for the Armed Forces.