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A demonstration lesson for the command staff of formations and units of the combined-arms army of the Eastern Military District on forcing water obstacles took place at the Sergeevsky training ground of the Air Defense Forces in Primorye. It was held at several training sites, where more than 100 units of various military equipment were involved.

The lesson began at a specially equipped pool. Before starting the event, the crews had to go through light diving training. In self-contained breathing apparatus, the drivers of combat vehicles went down into the pool, for a while, feeling like submariners. For the complete reality of what is happening, the crew made the following launches into the mock-up of a tank turret.

The next phase of training took place at the training ground, where attention was paid to the evacuation of faulty equipment from the reservoir. On a special reservoir, on water and under water, various emergency situations were simulated, in which several types of armored vehicles took part.

To consolidate practical skills, at the end of the lesson, a tactical exercise was held, the main goal of which was to overcome the water obstacle by infantry fighting vehicles with performing fire exercises afloat, and by a tank subunit from the shore.

Before the start of the crossing, a special reconnaissance unit landed on the opposite bank with the help of floating craft, whose task was to ensure the actions of the main forces. After that, a training battle broke out with the involvement of several KA-52 helicopters from army aviation and an artillery unit.

Already this week, the command staff of motorized rifle brigades, acting as trainees, will organize similar exercises and exercises in their formations.

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