MIL OSI Translation. Region: Russian Federation –
Mortar crews of a separate Arctic motorized rifle brigade of the Army Corps of the Northern Fleet have started the qualifying round of the Masters of Artillery Fire competition of the International Army Games 2021. They select the best specialists during training sessions that take place at a military training ground near the village of Alakurtti in the Kandalaksha district of the Murmansk region.
At the range in real arctic conditions, with severe frost and deep snow cover, mortarmen practice shooting exercises from a towed 120 mm 2S12 “Sani” mortar complex.
In training, the participants fulfill the standards for preparing mortars for firing, target detection and fire adjustment, and communication between crews.
To determine the best specialists, mortar crews must accurately hit targets imitating enemy equipment and manpower at a distance of 1000 to 1500 meters in the shortest time
Also, the teams of mortars comply with the standards for driving on standard Ural vehicles on a special track with various artificial and natural obstacles.
More than 100 servicemen and 30 units of military and special equipment are involved in the competition between mortarmen of the Arctic brigade of the Northern Fleet.
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