MIL OSI Translation. Region: Russian Federation –
At the district stage of the competition “Suvorov Onslaught” of the Eastern Military District (VVO) during the individual race, an absolute track record was set. The crews of three BMP-2 infantry fighting vehicles under the control of platoon commander Nikita Strizhenok covered the route at the maximum possible speed in 33 minutes and 10 seconds. At the same time, at the firing stage, motorized riflemen from Buryatia hit 21 of 24 targets at various distances.
The individual race among the BMP crews included about ten obstacles on a 4.5-kilometer track. In particular, a maneuvering section, a ford, a passage through an explosive obstacle, a mound, a strip of fire, an anti-tank ditch, a track bridge, a comb, a slope and an escarpment.
In addition, during the race, the contestants had to hit targets imitating an infantry fighting vehicle, a helicopter, an anti-tank grenade launcher calculation and an ATGM installation.
Competitions are held at the Borzya-Novaya training ground in the Trans-Baikal Territory.
Eight teams of the Air Defense Forces from the Republic of Buryatia, Transbaikal, Khabarovsk and Primorsky Territories, Amur and Sakhalin Regions take part in the competition. For the first time in the district stage, representatives of the combined teams of district training centers from Transbaikalia and the Khabarovsk Territory compete.
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