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In the suburbs of Moscow, at the Alabino training ground, for the engineering units of the Taman motorized rifle division of the Guards Tank Red Banner Army of the Western Military District, a unique fire-assault strip (OSHP) was prepared.

As part of the field training with the units of the engineering troops of the motorized rifle formation, the modernization and expansion of the standard OSHP was carried out. The new runway has become 150 meters longer and includes more than 40 obstacles of varying difficulty. A two-meter wall, a cable car, a suspension bridge, a destroyed building, a labyrinth, a section of barbed wire – all this had to be overcome by assault teams in full gear with more than 10 kilograms of additional weight, with AK-74M assault rifles and PK machine guns.

The fire assault strip is only one of the stages in the training of specialists in the field gathering. The servicemen also need to equip more than 3 km of column tracks, deploy a heavy mechanized bridge (TMM) to overcome a ravine and clear about a dozen complex forest blockages using IMR-3 engineering vehicles.

Over 300 servicemen and about 50 units of military and special equipment took part in the training on the fire-assault strip.

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