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The team of the Ulyanovsk Separate Guards Airborne Assault Formation became the winners of the competition for field training in winter conditions among units of the Airborne Forces intended for operations in mountainous areas – “Volga Slopes – 2021”, which was the qualifying stage of the field training competition “Sayan March”, held within the framework of the Army International Games “ARMY – 2021”.

The competition was held from 8 to 13 February this year on the basis of the Ulyanovsk Separate Guards Airborne Force.

During this time, the teams completed 12 special tasks. In the course of their implementation, the paratroopers of the mountain subunits moved in bundles on snowshoes on an area of ​​rough terrain with obstacles, then overcame the 5 km orienteering stage, marking at control points.

One of the most difficult stages was the descent down the slope using a fixed rope for a while. Then the teams performed the ascent up the slope in “crampons” using the fixed judges’ ropes.

As part of the competition, the teams performed a special task to lift the conditional victim up the slope. To win, it was necessary not only to deliver the “victim” in a short time, but also to observe all precautions when transporting the wounded.

The search for conditionally injured after the avalanche was also worked out. The participants with the help of avalanche probes had to find two “victims” and deliver them to the finish line.

In addition, the paratroopers of the mountain units demonstrated their skills and abilities in throwing grenades for accuracy and in shooting as part of a group, after which a route was overcome over rough terrain with the transportation of a conditional victim at a distance of 1 km on a stretcher made from improvised means. The final special task was the march in winter conditions. The best result was determined from the smallest total time the team passed the distance.

In a stubborn and uncompromising struggle, the hosts of the competition, the Ulyanovsk paratroopers, won the overall standings, the team of the Ryazan Guards Higher Airborne Command School named after General of the Army V.F. Margelov took the second place, the representatives of the Novorossiysk Guards Airborne Assault Mountain Formation took the third place.

The winning team will represent the “winged infantry” at the All-Army stage of the field training competition among mountain units in winter conditions “Sayan March – 2021”.

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