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In the city of Klintsy, Bryansk region, the qualifying stage of the competition among specialists of repair units of the combined-arms army of the Western Military District (ZVO) “Master-gunsmith-2021” was held in the framework of the International Army Games.

During the competition, the servicemen fulfilled the standards for the evacuation of 122-mm towed D-30A howitzers, 23-mm ZU-23 anti-aircraft guns and BM-21-1 Grad multiple launch rocket systems. The evacuation went through a special route, on which artificial and natural obstacles were placed: slopes, ford, track bridge, imitation minefield.

After driving in an extreme situation, specialists at the weapons base discovered the causes of the breakdown and carried out repairs in the field. To confirm the credit for the time being, the servicemen carried out reverse towing of the equipment to the firing positions, where they conducted control firing.

The gunsmiths also worked out the standards for firing from the AK-74M Kalashnikov assault rifle and the RPG-7V hand-held anti-tank grenade launcher. The targets imitated the enemy’s attack on the weapons base.

In total, more than 100 servicemen of the combined arms army of the Western Military District took part in the competition for gunsmiths specialists. The victory in the competition was won by the armament repair platoon of the Yelninsk motorized rifle division. The second place was taken by the repair and restoration battalion of the combined arms army, recently formed in Kursk, and the third place went to the service and repair platoon of the artillery brigade of the combined arms army of the Western Military District, stationed in the Moscow region.

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