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On the stage of the competition on field training amongst airborne units of the “commando platoon”, held in the framework of the “army 2020” in the Pskov region took place the second stage, in which competed the best crews of combat vehicles from 12 teams representing all the military units of the airborne troops. The hosts of the competition, the Pskov paratroopers, fielded two teams, one of which acts on the BMD-2 and the other on modern of BMD-4M.

In terms of competition, the crews consisting of a commander of a combat vehicle, gunner and driver, after the adoption of the start had to overcome the distance length of about 5 kilometres, on the route participants had to overcome anti-tank ditch track bridge, a stopping place on the rise, Treadway passage in a mine obstacle, pass between the pillars on the descent, maneuvering site, slope, fire lane and the Ford. For completing each obstacle with offences in terms of the Competition were charged an additional 30 seconds of penalty time.

In addition, on each round, the crews had to hit targets from the arms of fighting vehicles: infantry fighting vehicles (armored car), appearing three times for 30 sec. and located on different lines, imitating the movement of the target (approximation, removal) at ranges of 1400 m, 1500 m and 1600 m, to be fired from 30 mm automatic guns, as well as the purpose – anti-tank hand grenade appearing three times for 30 sec. and located on different lines, imitating the movement of the target (approximation, removal) at ranges of 500 m, 600 m, 700 m, for firing the coaxial machine gun.

All teams, released at the start of the stage, showed their high professionalism and excellent results.

At the end of the competition, with a total result of three crews (including penalty time) – 27 minutes, 52 seconds, the winner was the team of the Novorossiysk guards airborne assault mountain connection, the crews of which did not leave any chance to their rivals. The second result showed the hosts of the competition Pskov paratroopers acting on the BMD-4M, beaten winners, about 12 minutes. The third time the representatives of the 242 training center (training of Junior specialists of the airborne troops) from Omsk.

The results of the competition, the crews of combat vehicles will take the start in the pursuit race, which will take place this week.

After two rounds of unconditionally leading a team of Novorossiysk guards airborne assault mountain connection. In the second place, the hosts of the competition – the team of the Pskov guards air assault compounds, serving on the BMD-4M. Third in the overall standings, followed by representatives of the Ulyanovsk guards air assault connections.

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