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On the Oka River (Murom, Vladimir Region), the semi-final competitions of the All-Army stage of the Open Water pontoon-crossing divisions competition took place.

The competition was attended by 9 teams of pontoon-crossing subdivisions of central subordination, four military districts and the Northern Fleet. In total, more than 1200 military personnel and 600 units of engineering equipment took part in the tournament.

During the competition, pontoon-ferry units overcame the water obstacle at speed by forcing with the help of PTS-2 floating transporters and set up pontoon ferries using pontoon parks.

The competition was held in six stages. At the first stage, engineering reconnaissance was carried out, in which the sapper squad in an inflatable boat repelled the enemy’s attack, bypassing obstacles on the water and breaking the water obstacle, demining the opposite bank was carried out.

At the next stages, the teams carried out an amphibious crossing using the PTS-2 floating transporter and equipped ferry crossings using the PMM-2M ferry bridge machines. In the Final Stage, the teams equipped a platoon ferry and carried heavy military equipment.

The final of the competition will be held on July 23, the best four teams of pontoon divisions from the Vladimir region, the Republic of Bashkortostan and the Rostov region will take part.

The winner of the competition will represent the national team of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation at the International stage “ARMI-2021”, where they will meet with a team from the Republic of Belarus.

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