MIL OSI Translation. Region: Russian Federation –
At the Konstantinovka training ground in the Penza Region, the All-Army Competition “Master-Gunsmith” has come to an end. According to the results of the competition, the first place was taken by the team of the Penza Artillery Engineering Institute and received the right to represent the Russian Armed Forces at the international stage, which will be held in Iran for the first time.
The first place among the districts and the second place in the overall team classification according to the results of the competition was taken by the team of the Central Military District. Closed the top three strongest team of the Airborne Forces. The winners were presented with cups, medals, certificates and valuable gifts.
The competition was also attended by one of the best teams from the Eastern, Southern and Western military districts, the Northern Fleet and the National Guard troops. Out of competition, teams from Penza State University, DOSAAF and Siberian Federal University took part in the competition.
The competition was held in five stages from May 27 to June 4. At the first and second stages, the servicemen had to carry out extreme towing of the damaged D-30 howitzer and the ZU-23 anti-aircraft gun from the conditional battlefield to the repair base and repair them. One of the difficult episodes of the competition was the towing of equipment for 5 km, overcoming a water barrier, a mound, a slope, an infected area of the terrain, as well as other artificial and natural obstacles. At the third stage, the teams replaced 10 guides and a wheel of the Grad reactive system (MLRS). For each dropped element, or under-tightened nut, a penalty time was added to the total team time. After repairing the MLRS, the teams fired 10 blank shots each. At the fourth stage – “Weapon Biathlon” – the contestants carried out a complete disassembly and assembly of a grenade launcher, machine gun, machine gun and pistol, followed by combat firing from them for accuracy. The fifth stage – “the final relay race of repair platoons” – consisted of all the elements of the previous competitions.
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