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Participants of the All-Army stage of the Faithful Friend canine competition practiced shooting from the AK-74 M Kalashnikov assault rifle during the fourth “Sharpshooter” exercise.
Representatives of the men’s and women’s teams fired at target No. 4 in the form of a chest figure from a distance of 100 m. Shooting at the firing line was carried out from three positions – standing, kneeling and lying down – five shots each.
The results were calculated by calculating the amount of points knocked out. The team members, subject to marksmanship, could increase their personal result and the overall result of the team due to marksmanship during the exercise.
“Sharpshooter” is the only one of five exercises that is performed by a soldier alone without a service dog.
The first place in the team competition among men’s teams was taken by servicemen of the Strategic Missile Forces (Strategic Missile Forces). Representatives of the National Guard took the second place in terms of the total points. The third place was taken by the team of the Southern Military District.
According to the results of the shooting practice exercise, Captain Grigory Dasmaev, representing the team of canine handlers of the Western Military District, became the most accurate among men. The representative of the Strategic Missile Forces team – Lieutenant Oleg Klimkin took the second line in the ranking. Sergeant Maksim Kazakov, a serviceman of the 470th training center of the RF Armed Forces, representing the command of the Directorate of Troops Service and Military Service Security of the Russian Ministry of Defense, closed the top three according to the results of the exercise.
The first place in the team event among women was taken by the team of the Eastern Military District. The second result was shown by the command of the Southern Military District. The third in terms of the total result of the entire team were the military dog handlers of the Central Military District.
Junior Sergeant Marina Zhokhova, representing the Eastern Military District, showed the highest result in the individual competition among female military personnel. The second result in shooting was demonstrated by captain Alexandra Shorokhova from the Aerospace Forces. Corporal Anastasia Smirnova from the Western Military District closed the top three.
The All-Army stage of the International Dog Training Competition “True Friend”, held within the framework of the “International Army Games – 2021” for the sixth year in a row, is held on the basis of the 470 Service Dog Training Center of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation in the Dmitrovsky District of the Moscow Region from June 19 to June 30, 2021 …
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