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The first stage of the “Airborne Platoon” competition in field training among the airborne units, held as part of the International Army Games “ARMI-2021”, has started in Ryazan.

At the first stage, the paratroopers had to make a landing as part of a platoon of Mi-8 helicopters to the Zhitovo landing site in the Ryazan region.

During the draw, the order of the teams’ performances at the first stage of the competition “Landing in a platoon, gathering at the landing site. Making a march “. The national team of the Republic of Kyrgyzstan opened the stage, the national team of the Russian Federation entered the start second, and the servicemen of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela closed the starting three.

Upon arrival at the start, the participants had to prepare their parachute systems and go through the weighing of equipment. This year, all participants are competing on Russian D-6 Series 4 parachute systems, with the exception of the team from China, which uses their own parachute systems.

After the landing, the teams had to carry out an operational gathering for a while at the landing site and run to cover the distance of 1 km to the start of the march.

Having handed over the parachute systems, the paratroopers went through the procedure of weighing equipment and small arms, the total weight of which should not exceed eight kilograms, after which they went to the start of the 10 km march.

All teams use Russian equipment and our small arms, with the exception of our Chinese colleagues, who will compete with their parachute systems and small arms.

High results and will to win on the march were shown by servicemen from Algeria, China, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Russia and Belarus, who claim to be in the top five according to the results of the first stage of the Airborne Platoon 2021 competition.

After calculating the results for the first exercise by the panel of judges, taking into account the possible penalty time assigned for the incorrect execution of certain elements, the winners of the first stage of the competition will be named.

In 2021, the airborne platoon competition will be held in four stages: the first – “Landing with a platoon, gathering at the landing site, making a 10 km march”, the second – Individual race in combat vehicles “and” Biathlon with a platoon, with shooting from a place from various positions from small arms and grenade launchers, without crews “, the third -” Pursuit race in combat vehicles “and” Orientation by choice in the squads (patrol race), without crews “, the fourth -” Relay of squads with overcoming the obstacle course , shooting from small arms and grenade launchers ”,“ Hand-to-hand combat ”,“ Relay on combat vehicles ”,“ Individual parachute jump for accuracy ”.

In total, more than 450 military personnel from 18 countries will take part in the competition as part of the national army teams.

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