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The strongest snipers of the Ivanovo Guards Airborne Force are competing for the best sniper pair, which will represent the illustrious unit at the qualifying stage of the Airborne Forces in the field training competition “Sniper Frontier” of the International Army Games (Army-2021).

The competition is held at the Pesochnoe training ground in the Yaroslavl region under the leadership of the deputy commander of the guard unit, Colonel Sergei Karasev.

According to the conditions of the qualifying stage, snipers perform reconnaissance of targets and determine the range to them, conduct aimed fire from SVD and SVD-S rifles at distances from 500 to 1300 meters. During the day – with the use of daytime sights PSO-1, and television sights 1PN-140 – at night.

In addition, the participants conduct fire corrections using observation and aiming devices.

As part of the competition, snipers hit targets with a diameter of up to two centimeters, and also practiced the skills of “sniper duel”, firing at a sniper pair of a conventional enemy. They also competed in the destruction of an unmanned aerial vehicle from various positions.

Participants of the competition also compete in passing a kilometer distance with various obstacles, where they overcome destroyed walls, a rake, a ditch, barbed wire fences, and carry boxes of ammunition.

The final stage for the contestants will be a three-kilometer march. At the final point of the route, after physical exertion, military personnel will have to hit targets at extremely long distances.

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