A new military uniform has already been developed, taking into account the experience of wearing it in a special operation, and it will begin to enter the troops this spring. Photo: Andrei Rubtsov/TASS
On October 25 of last year, Russian President Vladimir Putin said at the Coordination Council for the Supply of Troops:
“The equipment of the Russian military in the special operations zone must be modern, convenient and efficient.” The instruction was not accidental – the fact is that the Kremlin, the government, the Ministry of Defense during the special operation received a lot of complaints from the participants in the hostilities about the quality of the “front team”.
The leadership of the military department reacted quickly: Sergei Shoigu ordered the specialists of the clothing service (she reports to the deputy defense minister for logistics) to collect and systematize all the claims of the military “at the front” to the equipment. And make the necessary changes in the fighters. Moreover, the designers and designers of uniforms were ordered not to do this in the warm Moscow offices, but to go … straight to the trenches! And there to listen to the claims and wishes of the people.
What was done.
In a nutshell: in the Ministry of Defense, the KP-observer was told that “a new military uniform, taking into account the experience of wearing it in a special operation, has already been developed and will begin to enter the troops this spring” .
Well, what’s new?
According to my interlocutor, who is well acquainted with sample preparation in the new way, there are no “radical revolutionary” changes. And in general, the appearance of the form is preserved. To be more precise, what suits people in any circumstances of the combat situation and weather is preserved. That has already proven its usefulness and convenience.
And the main changes affected the quality of fabrics, seams and insulation.
Because people complained about the “fragility” of the materials of the field uniform, about the “rotten threads”, about the unstable linings…
In the new form, its developers promise, this will not happen. Yes, and the acceptance will be “a hundred times stricter.” However, something from the novya has already appeared in the trenches. For example, insulated rubber boots – the army has also been asking for them for a long time. The soldiers were heard.
In general, the appearance of the form is preserved, the main changes have affected the quality of fabrics, seams and insulation. Photo: Andrei Rubtsov/TASS
As for the generally improved uniforms, according to the new standards, military personnel will immediately receive up to 4 (four!) Sets of field uniforms: summer, wind and waterproof, demi-season and winter.
And from footwear: special light boots, summer, mid-season and insulated rubber boots already mentioned here.