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29.06.2020 (19:14)

The opening ceremony of the all-army stage of the "Falconry 2020" competition was held in Kolomna, Moscow region

The opening ceremony of the all-army stage of the competition of professional skills among tactical unmanned aerial vehicles "Falconry-2020" was held at the Lartsevy Polyany training ground in the Moscow region.

The opening ceremony began with the flight of a pair of unmanned aircraft "Orlan-10" of the State center for unmanned aviation of the Ministry of Defence of the Russian Federation, whose specialists will ensure impartial judging at all stages of the competition.

The right to raise the flags of the Russian Federation, the Ministry of Defence of the Russian Federation and the Army games was granted to representatives of the unmanned aircraft crews of the winning teams of the all-army competition "Falconry-2019" -senior Lieutenant of the Airborne troops Maxim Vetkov, representative of the Eastern Military District senior Lieutenant Arthur Afanasiev and warrant officer Kirill Glavan of the National Guard.

In total, about 70 military personnel of the unmanned aviation units of the military districts, the Northern fleet, the Land forces, the airborne troops, the Strategic Missile Forces, and the National Guard took part in the celebrations.

During the competition, the contestants will have to pass an exam on theoretical training, demonstrate their skills in conducting aerial reconnaissance, correcting artillery fire, and possession of small arms.

This is the fourth time that the best crews of unmanned aviation units of the Russian Armed Forces have demonstrated their professionalism and skill in using complexes with unmanned aerial vehicles at the Lartsevy Polyany training ground near Moscow.

The competition traditionally uses two main types of complexes with unmanned aerial vehicles "Orlan-10" and "Eleron-3", which are in service with unmanned aerial units. These systems are successfully used in the course of security measures at the national and international levels, as well as in the performance of special tasks.

The all-army stage of the competition of unmanned aviation units will last at the Lartsevy Polyany training ground until July 4. According to the results of the competition, the best UAV design will be determined, which will represent the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation at the international competition of the Army international games-2020.

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