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The commanders of formations and military units of the combined-arms armies of the Southern Military District (YuVO) were tested for their ability to use weapons of modern armored personnel carriers BTR-82A.

In order to determine the rating of the professional training of commanders of motorized rifle divisions, regiments and brigades, the commander of the Southern Military District, General of the Army Alexander Dvornikov, assessed the skills of officers and generals in combat firing from a rapid-fire cannon and a BTR-82A machine gun.

The commander’s firing took place in North Ossetia at the Tarskoye combined-arms training ground.

The servicemen fired from a 30-mm 2A72 automatic cannon and a 7.62-mm PKTM machine gun at targets simulating enemy armored vehicles and manpower at distances from 300 to 1.5 thousand meters.

During control exercises, the commanders of motorized rifle units confirmed the high level of professional skill in determining the range to the target, firing at emerging and moving targets.

In accordance with the decision of the commander of the Southern Military District, General of the Army Alexander Dvornikov, the commanders of the three combined-arms formations of the military district were also involved in control exercises in firepower training.

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