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Servicemen of tank and motorized rifle units of the Guards Tank Army of the Western Military District (ZVO) completed a course in overcoming water obstacles in the Moscow Region as part of their combat training.

In the course of underwater and surface driving lessons, the servicemen of the tank formation worked out the tasks of overcoming water obstacles.

Tank crews performed exercises at the hydrodrome, overcoming a depth of more than 5 m and a width of more than 200 m, and the crews of armored personnel carriers and infantry fighting vehicles worked out the skills of surface crossing the reservoir.

For admission to surface and underwater driving of combat vehicles and tanks, all servicemen of the formation were trained at a specialized training complex for light diving training, using IP-5 insulating gas masks, medical and radiation, chemical, biological protection. They also worked out the algorithm of actions in case of emergency leaving the flooded military equipment.

More than 1.5 thousand servicemen were involved in practical exercises on forcing water obstacles in the Moscow region and about 70 units of military equipment of the T-72B3, T-80, T-90, BMP-2, BTR-80, BTR-82A tanks were involved.

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