The Commander of the Eastern Military District awarded the winners of the district stage of the competition "Tank biathlon"
The final stage of the district competition "Tank biathlon" among the best tank crews of the Eastern Military District has ended at the Borzya Novaya training ground in the Transbaikal territory.
As a result of the intense race, the Eastern Military District "Tank biathlon" champions were a team representing a combined-arms unit from the Transbaikal territory. The second place was taken by tankers of a motorized rifle unit from the Republic of Buryatia. Bronze for the team of tankers of a motorized rifle unit from the island of Sakhalin.
The awards were presented to the winners and prize-winners of the competition by the Commander of the Eastern Military District, Hero of Russia Lieutenant General Gennady Zhidko.
During the competition, each crew completed a difficult route with obstacles over rough terrain. Tankers overcame a track bridge, a slope, a tank moat, and completed a number of fire tasks to defeat large and inconspicuous targets. In case of misses, the team was charged penalty laps, and for damage of the fences at a distance, penalty time.
The crews of combat vehicles that won the district stage will continue intensive training at the training grounds and will later represent the Eastern Military District at the all-army competition within the framework of Army Games 2020.