Tank crews from the Crimea for the first time will take part in the competitions in the tank biathlon, told reporters on the first day of the week, the press service of the southern military district.
Tank biathlon is similar to the ski race in the relay and provides for 3-pass route of 20 kilometers. The participants overcome some of the restrictions, such as slalom (snake), Ford, Kurgan (steep ascent), gauge bridge and escarpment. In contrast to classical biathlon, the crews of combat vehicles hit targets depicting tanks and low-flying helicopters, at distances ranging from 900 to 2, 2 thousand meters. Before the Russian defense Ministry reported that thirteen countries have confirmed their participation in " Tank biathlon-2014 ", besides China and Kuwait will act on their machines.
" Authorized tank divisions stationed in the Crimea, will be the first time to fight for victory in the competition in the tank biathlon. 3 tank crew, consisting of former Ukrainian soldiers who have acquired citizenship of the Russian Federation, arrived from Crimea in the Volgograd region for participation in competitions of the southern military district ", - is informed in the report of the district.
in the press-service commented that since may 13, at the landfill " Prudboy " southern military district fifteen tank crews will begin competition in the mastery of technique, revealing the strongest in the speed of the course and the accuracy of hitting different targets from the tank weapons.
" The winners will get the right to represent YUVO on the all-army competitions that will be held at the educational complex " Alabino " in the Metropolitan area in June 2014, " he added in YUVO.