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In the Ryazan region, at the Dubrovichi training ground of the Tula Guards airborne unit, the final stage of the international competition “Airborne Platoon” – “Relay in combat vehicles” – was held.

The teams of the Algerian People’s Democratic Republic, the Republic of Belarus, the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, the Republic of Kazakhstan, the State of Qatar, the People’s Republic of China, the Republic of the Union of Myanmar, the Russian Federation, the Republic of Uzbekistan passed the closed track 3 km 200 meters long during the relay race in combat vehicles.

Six teams demonstrated their skills and accuracy as part of their crews on BMD-2 airborne combat vehicles. Teams of the State of Qatar, the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela and the Algerian People’s Democratic Republic performed on armored personnel carriers BTR-82A.

The crews covered the distance at the highest possible speed, overcoming obstacles such as a slope, an area with an artificial unevenness (springboard), a track bridge, an anti-tank ditch and a ford filled with water.

At the firing line, the paratroopers hit the emerging targets using a 30mm automatic cannon. When firing, the gunner-operators hit targets imitating enemy armored vehicles located at a distance of 1300, 1400 and 1500 meters with filigree precision.

The Russian team won and, according to preliminary results, topped the standings of the first division of teams (in combat vehicles). The second result in the relay was shown by the military personnel from the Republic of Uzbekistan, the third was the crews from the Republic of Kazakhstan.

In order to organize objective judging, a panel of judges of the competition was created, which included representatives of all participating teams. For high-quality data processing and control of the results of the competition exercises on the target field and obstacles, 36 stationary video cameras were installed.

The final results of the competition with the announcement of the winners and prize-winners will be summed up by the panel of judges on the sum of all four stages.

In total, more than 450 servicemen from 18 countries in two divisions take part in the international competition for airborne forces units, performing both in combat vehicles and competing in competitions as part of national army teams without equipment.

For the first time, within the framework of the International Army Games – 2021, the Airborne Forces are holding two international competitions at once. The best “Airborne platoon” was determined at the Dubrovichi training ground in the Ryazan region, and the best team of the “Tactical shooter” at the Seltsy training ground of the Ryazan Guards Higher Airborne Command School named after General of the Army VF Margelov.

In total, about 600 military personnel representing 35 teams from 24 countries take part in the competitions. All teams use Russian vehicles and Russian small arms. The team of the People’s Republic of China participated in individual exercises of the competition with their parachute systems and small arms.

The competitions are held from August 23 to September 1, 2021.

On September 2 of this year, the solemn closing ceremony of the Airborne Platoon and Tactical Shooter competitions will take place at the Dubrovichi training ground.

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

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