MIL OSI Translation. Region: Russian Federation –
A team of servicemen of the military police of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation went to the Serbian city of Kraljevo, where the Guardian of the Order professional skill competition, held within the framework of the International Army Games-2021, will take place. The departure took place on a civil flight from the Moscow Sheremetyevo airport.
Within two weeks after arrival, the Russian participants will have to adapt to new conditions for themselves, explore the competition grounds, accept the weapons and equipment necessary to participate in the competition, and prove themselves during the four main stages of the competition.
The international stage of the competition “Guardian of Order” is being held on the territory of Serbia for the first time. The national team of the RF Armed Forces is represented by the participants who showed the best results in the individual and team events during the all-army stage. The Russian team will compete with representatives of the armed forces of Serbia, Iran, Kazakhstan, Qatar and Cyprus.
The competition rules provide for four stages of the competition. At the first stage “Fire” the participants will have to perform exercises on shooting from a machine gun and a pistol at targets in the shooting gallery. The distance to targets when firing a pistol varies from 5 to 40 meters, for an assault rifle – from 40 to 120 meters. Participants’ points are calculated by the number of scored hits on each target.
In the second stage, “Actions of a patrol squad in a village”, two pairs of servicemen from each team take part. As part of patrol squads, participants will perform exercises of firing from machine guns and pistols, patrolling the territory of an improvised settlement in order to detect persons illegally on the route. When armed persons are detected, imitated by targets, the participants open fire on them, hiding behind the scenery. After hitting pistol targets, the patrol squad must hit the targets with a machine gun.
The third stage “Patrol outfit” is held on a circular obstacle course with the participation of three representatives from each team. The track includes a 100-meter section of straight-line traffic, obstacles “tires”, limited passages, sites for compliance with the standards for NBC protection and fire training, as well as a high-speed section with obstacles, which participants overcome in a patrol car. Upon completion of the high-speed section, the teams fulfill the standards for military medical training, providing first aid to a member of the detachment, conditionally wounded during an “attack” being made on them. The passage of the route ends with throwing grenades and shooting at targets from firearms of limited destruction.
The final stage of the competition will be the “Military Police Throw”. During it, the teams must overcome a route up to 12 kilometers long with 56 obstacles, including climbing walls, ditches, climbing frames, areas with barbed wire, swampy wilderness, walls, inclined fences, etc., as well as an area for shooting from limited weapons. damage to growth targets. The jury will determine the best team based on the actual time spent on the course, taking into account all penalty seconds awarded by the field referees for not passing or incorrectly passing obstacles.
The winners of the international competition “Guardian of Order” will be announced at the closing ceremony to be held in Serbia on September 4.
Military delegates from Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Vietnam, Greece, Israel, North Macedonia, Slovenia, Montenegro and other states will attend the competition as observers, many of whom have expressed a desire to participate in the competition next year. In addition, a visit is planned by representatives of the UN, the International Committee of the Red Cross, as well as military and police associations and unions.
In 2020, teams from Armenia, Iran and Russia competed for the title of the best military policemen in the “Guardian of Order” competition. In the overall standings, after a tense struggle, the Russian team took first place, for the first time in the history of the competition, overcoming a 10-kilometer obstacle course in less than an hour.
The Iranian team took the second place, and the “bronze” went to the military policemen from Armenia.
The results of all-army competitions this year were summed up at the Alabino training ground near Moscow in June. The first place in the team competition was taken by the servicemen of the Central Military District, the second place was taken by representatives of the Office of the Defense Commandant of the Russian Ministry of Defense, and the third place was taken by the military police of the Western Military District.
The program of the VII International Army Games provides 34 competitions in field, air and sea training with the participation of representatives of the armies of 43 countries. The number of teams entered for the competition has almost doubled since 2020, from 156 to 290. For the first time, servicemen from Burkina Faso, Indonesia, Peru and Saudi Arabia will demonstrate their strengths and skills at the International Army Games.
ARMI-2021 competitions will be held in 11 countries: Armenia, Belarus, Iran, Kazakhstan, China, Russia, Uzbekistan, as well as for the first time in Algeria, Vietnam, Qatar and Serbia. Among the new contests are the competitions of specialists of the military topographic service “Meridian”, the competition in army tactical shooting “Tactical shooter” and the competition of creative teams “Army of Culture”.
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